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Daniel Craig: The Next Bond Should Be Black

Daniel Craig: The Next Bond Should Be Black

Daniel Craig and Bond girl costar Olga Kurylenko hype up their new 007 movie, Quantum Of Solace, at the St. Regis Grand Hotel on Wednesday in Rome, Italy.

There, Craig, 40, sang the praises of Barack Obama, America’s president-elect.

“If we can have a black U.S. president we can have a black James Bond,” he said. “This is as significant as when man landed on the moon. The Obama election is a wake up call for the whole world.

Craig added, “I’m a real fan of Obama because I like his political ideas. And I think it’s the right moment for a black James Bond.”

WHO DO YOU THINK could be the next black James Bond???

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Photos: Elisabetta Villa/Getty, Alberto Pizzoli/AFP
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  • Jijna

    Bet you 10 dollars he can’t name one of Obama’s ‘political ideas’. He is not Martin Luther King people, he’s an African American politician who is the mouthpiece of the Democrat Party.

  • autumn

    It should be Don Cheadle or Will Smith or someone

  • autumn

    shut up jinja..
    he is th voice of blakc people everywhere, people in general!

  • Kate

    The next ‘James Bond ‘should be a WOMEN

  • jean

    No one talks about other minorities. It’s always “Black”. How about an asian or latino Bond?


    “We have a blcak president” ? !!!

    1) Daniel Craig is English, he has a Queen and a Prime Minister

    2) The US has president, not a black president.( playing the race card is pure ignorance)

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]


    .. james blond? lmaoo

    stop it!

  • Garrett

    daniel craig is playing the race card, so i thought id play one back :)

  • LuckyL

    Garrett, you f***ing dumbass, it took all that “whining and crying” to get a black president. And it wasn’t just one race that tipped the scale. If anything, the Latino vote gave Obama places like Virginia. STFU and STFD

  • Me

    sure…why not? Just not P. Diddy

  • LuckyL

    Anyway, I think a James Bond of any other race would be hot.

  • LuckyL

    TIM GUNN rocks

  • gal

    wow. slow folks. baby steps, baby steps…

  • face

    that mans face does it for me every time..

    daniel craig for prime minister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    `will smith would make a great; james bond.

  • Merri lee

    Dear Jared,

    The real James Bond WAS black. Sir Ian Fleming was driving through Jamaica when his car broke down in a predominantly poor and black area. He was certain he would be robbed an killed. Instead, a man came out and fixed his car, even refusing payment. Fleming promised to name the main character in his next book after him. The man’s name was James Bond.

  • LuckyL

    face @ 11/05/2008 at 3:04 pm

    that mans face does it for me every time..

    daniel craig for prime minister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good lord.

    Anyway, I agree with Infamous, except I want someone a little more smoldering as a bond. That is one reason why Daniel Craig is an epic fail.

  • LuckyL


  • LuckyL

    I do like what Daniel Craig is wearing though in the above picture.

  • huh

    i hope to god the african americans whom still cry about being held down and blaming current white people for slavery hundreds of yeares ago in America finally shut up, after white people elected obama president pretty much”

    Garrett, what the hell kind of an ignorant comment is this? a hundred years ago in this very country african americans were treated like animals. they are not and were not any less american than anyone else, and it is shameful that it happened. and “white people elected obama president pretty much”. this COUNTRY voted for obama. this COUNTRY elected him president. and this country includes people of ALL races.

  • Bailey

    Great comments from him!

  • daniel

    i luv this hot…his gf is hot too

  • LD

    When Casino Royale came out wasn’t Craig saying that the next Bond should be gay? Now he thinks the next Bond should be black? Does he think the only way to make progress is through James Bond?? If the next James Bond is Black I vote either Don Cheadle of Mos Def

  • Julien

    Wow that would be awesome, but it would perhaps change the legacy a bit…wouldn’t it?


    ohh yea Will Smith he will be great to watch add a little bit of comedy and action it will be a HIT!!!

  • olga

    its nice to see him and olga together for a change

  • to 17

    Ian Fleming named his character after an author of the Birds of the World he saw in his study at Goldeneye in Jamaica.

    The authors name was James Bond.

    Get your story right.

  • bond

    Remember the actor who plays Bond has to British or part of the Commonwealth (exception: Pierce was Irish)…

    we have some hot Brit actors and so does Australia…

  • cape

    Batman,Capt.America,Spiderman,Iron Man should all be black too….

    Majoring in History and Public Affairs with Obama promising big change for America and the world…HIGH expectations from him likely will be a letdown. He has no Sept.11 national drama. All WW2 Presidents so hyped suffered from the freshman blues at the White House. Only 3 were exceptional such a Nixon,JFK and Reagan but remember JFK and Nixon had bad endings and Reagan had the boost from the Cold War(scary time for America) and surviving his assasination attempt.

  • erin

    exactly whats going to happen the next four years

    everything is going to become MORE about race when the point is it should be LESS about race

    obama isn’t even black. he’s mixed. so half the black people that love him so much.. in real life.. would shun him because he calls himself and presents himself as black when “he isn’t fully african-american”

    and a black james bond would be weird.
    you shouldn’t change something like that when its a movie and irrelevant. it wouldn’t connect to the other films because all of the sudden he’s black

  • erin

    and people get tired of hearing african americans scream about what happened to them years ago because it wasn’t JUST to the blacks.

    indians and other minorities were still slaves YEARS after blacks were given freedom.
    they just have enough class to not scream about it and throw the race card around all the time.

  • Garrett

    not that i wanted to make this into a race comment session, i would prefer will smith to as a “black” james bond.

    But as a white male, whom had nothing to do with slaves being traded nor beat is sick of “some” not all black people thinking that I and my race owes them anything, and pull the race card every time or sometimes things do not go their way…

    yes latinos and asians helped with electing obama, but if this country was a racist as jesse jackson and other proclaim it to be meaning whites against blacks, barack would not be the president imo

  • Garrett

    erin i couldnt have said it better myself…i was once told that even us white folk were a sort of slaves back in the day in europe, am I crying…

    get over it, quit with the black white bond how bout just a James Bond

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  • alicia

    hehe, a black Bond yeah!

    i have few black friends and they are totally cool… will smith would definetely be a super sexy bond or that hot model from britney spears toxic video.. whats his name? tyson i think :)

  • Zoe Moon

    A black James Bond would be great. But the actors that some of you mentioned, I like them, but I can’t see any of them playing James Bond. They just will not do. I think they should find fresh new talent, a new face, IF, that ever happens!

  • the rules

    Bond has to British or part of the Commonwealth….come on people.

    That tradition they will not break.

  • ….

    President Obama leads to today’s Wall Street and World’s stock market plunging because they are losing more confidence as investors.

    Not a good sign for Osama I mean Obama.

  • Angelove

    2 of my kids are adopted. They have several races in them. White, Hispanic, & African American. They are Beautiful!!! When people ask me about it I tell them they are American.
    We have an American president that’s skin color is brown. That is what is wonderful. America is what it is because of all the cultures united as one. Lets think about that Americans.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]


    `will smith – with no comedy. you wanna give a gun to the fresh prince of bel-air? LOL

    mos def…. nah! lacks the charisma, style, looks, smooth debonair swagger. and he probably couldn’t fight to save his life. don cheadle on the other hand would be a bit better… but, no way!

    …denzel would be a perfect bond, if he were younger..

  • Angelove

    With that said: Will Smith is HOT so if they are going to do it, have a bond with color. He is my vote.

  • Craig Babe

    If James Bond were black his name would be Jamal Bond. I could see the titles…

    Dr.Hell No
    From Compton With Love

    But I hope Daniel Craig stays on for a while. He is hot! I like the fact he’s not a pretty boy. I’ve read many sources that compare him to Steve McQueen and I think that is very accurate.

  • mary

    i’m confused. how did a simple statement by daniel craig that the next bond should be black suddenly turn into a political discussion. can’t we just discuss the idea without all the political hype??

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  • katie n

    Why not? That would be great. Will smith though having a smoldering body and a great face a little bit too much into comedy. But there are many hot, young blck actors who could do this…

  • Syra

    Racist people is the people who see races and not personalities…
    Ofcouse this comments came because Barack Obama is President now… but for me I see a PRESIDENT… like the other presidents.. and we need to think if will be good or bad… and dont think.. the black president.. or the white president….. because making that kind of difference is being racist…

  • nysro

    Not every god damned thing has to be taken over by a black person these days…..

    Lets have some white guy play Jesse Jackson in a movie or something, and see how that goes over… see the point??

  • katie n

    Yes, 100 of years after slavery, we, the white people, should be made accountable for the abysmally unjust conditions in which more than 50% of the african american people live. The wealth we enjoy as the middle class america today was built on slave labor and the removal of native americans from their land (read the hsiotry of capitalist development in North America).

    It would be fine in few generations if good social reform programs raise the bottom tear into an acceptable platform.

  • ObAMA1

    Idris Elba would be a great Bond ( if they want to go that route). He’s black, sophisticated AND British.

  • Cally

    Will Smith would NOT make a good Bond. He couldn’t pull off a British accent to save his life.

    Look up Edris Elba (sp?) who someone mentioned. He’s British. He would be a better choice.