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The “Black” James Bond

During the chaotic hack of Sony Pictures, there one particular email that caught our attention; Idris Elba replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond. Earlier this year, there was some rumors about this but this was just on the surface but this kinda confirms it.
But however not all were pleased this news, one in particular is the flamboyant Rush Limbaugh. Rush last week lashed out on this talk show that a black bond just is not traditional.

” He was white and Scottish, period.  That is who James Bond is.  But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland.  But that’s not who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out,” said the radio announcer.

He continue with view on the news by saying,”That’s right.  We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond is white.  Bond was never black.  Ian Fleming never created a black Brit to play James Bond.  The character was always white. He was always Scottish.  He always drank vodka shaken not stirred and all that.”

Of course Idris Elba were not that pleased but however the Briton replied to Rush’s criticism with a slight dash of sarcastic tweet – “Isn’t 007 supposed to [be] handsome?”

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‘Bond 24’ – New Bond title

In Skyfall we saw the new M played by Ralph Fiennes bring an end to Judi Dench’s M era. During the 50th anniversary of the series it’s also confirm that Naomie Harries will be playing Moneypenny.

Recently MTV News spoke to Fiennes for Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapeset Hotel,” he said he is still kept in the dark about the movie but confirms on the filming dates.

“It’s meant to start shooting in October,” Fiennes said.

With Daniel Craig continuing as the man with license to kill, there is not much is known about the upcoming 007 movie.  Sam Mendes will be directing again, but without the help of master cinematographer Roger Deakins. “Skyfall” co-writer John Logan is providing the script, which Fiennes has yet to read.

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“I haven’t read a script yet, so I can’t tell you much,” he said. “They’d probably swear me to secrecy anyway.”

The movie is set to be released on the 29th October 2015.