A black James Bond in theaters? Not Quite Yet.
After receiving an invitation from Ian Fleming’s estate, the creator of the character, David Oyelowo will be James Bond in the new book Trigger Mortis. The actor expressed his gratitude stating,
“I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say: ‘I am the new James Bond,”
Not quite what we had in mind but the actor is excited and “very honored.” Oyelowo will be the first African American to play the character and even though it’s in a book, it is still a big accomplishment. Current actor of Bond, Daniel Craig, said he wouldn’t mind stepping aside so David could test the big screen. Craig’s contract however, keeps him as James Bond until 2020.
This is a big step forward and who knows what 2020 will bring.