London's Daily Telegraph reported on Friday, December 3rd, that British actor Colin Salmon has now emerged as a favorite to replace Pierce Brosnan as the new James Bond. London's bookmakers, notoriously slow to lose money, stopped accepting bets on Salmon earlier this week after several wagers in the region of $1000 had been placed. It would be quite a promotion for Mr. Salmon, who currently plays Charles Robinson in the movie series, assistant to Dame Judy Dench's M. For a tiring franchise this would be a bold and courageous move.
Generally of course, c'mon, how much do we care about the who plays the next James Bond? What has shaken and stirred us are some of the racist responses we've seen at the mere suggestion of a Black James Bond.
What has James Bond ever been other than a remote upper class tough twit. That's about it. Can Salmon play that? He can do that standing on his head, he already does as M. It strikes us he has every chance of being the very best Bond since the Scottish Bond, Sean Connery. Really. If it's a Bourne Identity-like Bond then Colin Salmon can be the man.