The Next James Bond: Who Would You Vote For?

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In the wake of the premiere of SkyFall with the deliciously handsome, Daniel Craig, there has been quite a bit of chatter the last two weeks about who will be the next James Bond.  And the rumors are smoldering around this tall, dark and mesmerizingly handsome, British gent, Idris Elba.

Idris Elba: The Next James Bond
Idris Elba: The Next James Bond
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Idris Elba: London Actor

The lead character on the hit BBC show, Luther, appears to be the peoples choice for the next James Bond.  Naomie Harris, who plays Bond’s agent, Eve, in SkyFall, in an recent interview with the Huffington Post published end of October 2012, indicated the recent discussions of who will play the next Bond were void of race. According to Harris, Idris Elba, a London native – with whom she recently filmed Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In Mandela, Elba and Harris play Winnie and Nelson Mandela and Elba has been in talks to play James Bond. Elba told Harris that he had spoken to Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, she said.

Of course, we all know Daniel Craig took a lot of flack for being the first blond Bond, will Idris receive the same flack for being the first black Bond.  We think not.  It is difficult to get past the sexy to even pay attention to color.  And mind you the English accent is one to drive the ladies crazy and forget the names of their partners… if they have one.

What about another option for Bond? Who would you choose?  We’ve done some soul searching to determine who we would want to be the next James Bond, if not Idris. And here is our choice:

Christian Bale: The Next James Bond
Christian Bale: The Next James Bond
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Christian Bale: Welsh Actor

Of course, we need the accent to go along with Bond, so we have chosen Christian Bale as runner up if Idris does not take the part of the next Bond.  Known for many roles, including his movie American Psycho, Bale with his extremely good looks also appears very debonair in a classy suit.  And there is no doubt he could take down a bad guy or two if necessary.

IMDb reminded us the “The 10th Anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly crowned Christian Bale as one of the ‘Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures’ of the past decade, citing his incredible and legendary cult status on the Internet.

Anyone who plays the role of the legendary, James Bond, must be Cult Figure.  How many of us have forgotten about the incredibly sexy Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery?  Out of the 10 Bonds, who is your favorite?  Here is a reminder of the list in order of when they played Bond: Barry Nelson, Bob Holness, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, David Niven, George Lazenby, Christopher Cazenove, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. ~

Here is the deal: Craig still has two more movies before the next Bond is even up for the role.  Meaning it will be a few years before we see another one on the screen, but making a movie take some time.  And it is only efficient to have the next Bond on “lock down” before Daniel Craig’s contract is up.

So what are your thoughts on the next James Bond?

Here’s a little taste of SkyFall in theaters today:


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  1. Sean Connery has always been my favorite 007 actor. Daniel Craig is good and brings the brawler out of him. I wonder what surprises are instore for us when they unveil the next Bond actor. I like Christian Bale but I dont think he will be perfect for the role since BATMAN has already been deeply associated to his character.

    1. When Daniel Craig was cast that was considered diversity if anyone remembers. lol. It was said Bond could never be a fair skinned blond. He was meant to be a tall, dark, brunette. It was a huge media scandal. Idris would up the ante even more. Christian fits what the creator deems the perfect Bond visually, but Idris would kill in this role.

    1. I try to overlook the negative and focus on the positive. Clearly the public opinion of that particular comment spoke volumes. It’s not worth entertaining it any more. Idris is still the top runner thus far.

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