I wish people would stop talking about Idris Elba as James Bond
It’s not that I think he wouldn’t do a good job. It’s not that I think James Bond has to be white. It’s this: what you’re essentially saying is ‘wouldn’t it be great if someone made a cool movie starring Idris Elba?’
The thing is, someone is making a cool movie starring Idris Elba! It’s called Pacific Rim, it’s coming out next year! It’s directed by Guillermo del Toro, who, if you have good taste, has made a lot of things you love! Pan’s Labyrinth! Hellboy! Blade 2!
Here’s the premise: Idris Elba plays a GIANT ROBOT PILOT who fights GIANT MONSTERS. His name? Stacker Pentecost. MOTHERFUCKER. If that’s the not the coolest thing you’ve heard all day, congratulations buddy, you must be an Avenger or some shit.
The thing is, this movie? It’s not a sure thing. It has a huge budget, but no real name actors. Even GDT isn’t a huge commodity in the mainstream (his most famous movie being a subtitled fantasy film about the Spanish Civil War). So there’s a chance this could be the next John Carter; an awesome movie that doesn’t get the love it deserves. And that means the next time someone wants to cast Idris Elba, the suits look at the box office of that big blockbuster he was in and say “Nah, people don’t like him.” Same deal for the next project GDT wants to make (he wants to do At The Mountains Of Madness. You know Cthulu? He wants to make Cthulu: The Motherfucking Movie).
So it’s great that you’re excited at the possibility of Idris Elba getting a cool role in a huge movie, but maybe you could also show some excitement for the one he’s already in. You know, spread the word, get people who don’t know to be saying “I’ve got to see this Pacific Rim!” Because there is, like, nothing in the Pacific Rim tag.
Oh, and you’re also fans of Lucy Liu? Like, wouldn’t it be cool if there were also an Asian woman in this crazy huge cool blockbuster movie? Say hi to fucking Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi. SHE ALSO PILOTS A GIANT ROBOT.
What more do you want this movie to do, write you Teen Wolf fanfiction? Get pumped, motherfuckers!
Idris Elba in a plugsuit, people!
because it’s totally impossible for people to campaign for him to be james bond AND to be excited as FUCK for pacific rim???????
You know, James Bond ain’t never been blonde either, in fact, he very specifically had jet-black hair, but they didn’t even bother to dye Daniel Craig’s hair for the role.
But you guys can’t wrap your heads around the mere possibility of Idris Elba playing James Bond, just because he’s black? How the hell do you guys expect me to believe racism is not involved? It’s Idris Elba, the man is 75% British and 25% tailored suit. Pretty sure his legal middle name is “Badass.” I’m not 100% convinced he is not James Bond in real life, in deep cover as an actor named Idris Elba.
What the hell is wrong with you if you have a problem with this?
L-R: Jeymes Samuel, Lucy Liu, Idris Elba and Jay Electronica
LUCY LIU and IDRIS ELBA in the same pictures together!! *wheeze*
(They’re together because they’re part of a free-form funk/soul/hip-hop group called The Bullitts and omg where is my Struggling Genius Musicians AU?)
So technically, can you say that Lucy Liu and Idris Elba were in a band together? Because, yes. brb dreamcasting these two in All The Roles
I CAN’T BREATHE.
This is like my every dream come true.
omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg
BEAUTIFUL POC MERMAIDS SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT OF WHITE SUPREMACY
LUCY LIU AND IDRIS ELBA TO PLAY ALL THE WHITE DUDES YOU HAVE EVER LOVED AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER.