Rumors have been buzzing about Golden Globe winning actor Idris Elba becoming the first black James Bond. Definitely a great pick, but also an obvious one. Elba isn’t the only black actor who could grace the big screen as the iconic, lady-loving man of mystery. Here is a gallery of other possible black James Bond’s — a little younger, a little more wildcard-ish.
-By Demetria Irwin
David Oyelowo is kind of a newbie, but he’s shown his acting chops in Red Tails and the awesome award-winning indie movie Middle of Nowhere. Both of those films had him giving romantic vibes and Red Tails gave us his action side too. He’ll be a household name soon enough.
A few years ago, people may have snorted at the idea of Columbus Short as a James Bond, but he’s let loose some fast talking smoothness in his role on the super popular series, Scandal. He is more than a dance movie actor and he’s proven that time and time again over the past few years. Short was brilliant in Cadillac Records.
You might know Hassan Johnson best as Wee-Bey from The Wire. He has also been in Clockers, ER, Entourage, Brooklyn’s Finest and a slew of music videos. Johnson has a street edge to many of his characters that I’d love to see smoothed out for a James Bond role.