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.
Jesse Williams is gorgeous, talented and those intense eyes of his would work well at mesmerizing the Bond girls. He’s done horror, he’s done drama, he’s done romance. Williams can do this.