There's been equal measures of joy and horror at the news Idris could become the next bond, taking the mantle from Daniel Craig.
The negative response, which one might expect, start and finish mostly with the fact that Idris is black and it would go against the books to have him as Bond.
Just because James Bond was white in the books, which were written in the 50s, doesn't mean that the person playing him has to be white.
As with most adaptations to books, there are myriad changes to translate it onto the screen and the character of James Bond shouldn't be confined to colour or even gender. Not to mention the fact that the books have provided little to no basis for the films recently.
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. https://t.co/kEyyaVg8JX