I started this because I just read a poll where Idris Elba was voted as the most popular choice for the next Bond.
Now Elba won't get the role but I found it interesting because that to me signals that most people wouldn't mind a black Bond. I know the other thread was closed ages ago but I don't see why we can't have this discussion. It's a touchy subject for a few members but as long as posters aren't needlessy aggressive and we all keep it civil and respectful I don't see why we can't talk about it.
I don't see what would be wrong with it. Bond is a character that's constantly changing and there's nothing about the modern Bond that suggests to me that he couldn't be played by a black actor. Besides, Daniel Craig proved that you can be Flemingesque while looking nothing like Fleming's Bond. I've read comments like "Fleming would be spinning in his grave!!!" but they've already made Bond nothing like Fleming's character before. Roger Moore is a posh white bloke but other than that, the only thing his portrayal had in common with Fleming's Bond is his name. But still, we all love him. Same with Brosnan. He was white but Fleming's Bond wasn't an Irish action hero. Still, while Brosnan divides fans on here (I think he's one of the best Bonds, others think he's the worst) his films were still successful and most peoples criticisms of him seem to be that he wasn't entirely original, not that he wasn't Flemingesque enough.
Maybe a mod could set up a poll?