Variety Purpose Summit 2015

David Oyelowo announced Wednesday he’s the next Bond, James Bond. But not in a way people wanted Idris Elba to be the first Black Bond. Oyelowo will voice the Bond character in an audiobook.

Oyelowo was asked by the Bond creator’s estate to voice Bond and other characters in the audiobook version of the new Bond book Trigger Mortis, the book will be published on September 8th and reunites Bond with Pussy Galore.

Oyelowo most recently rose to fame for his depiction of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s Selma, and in his one man movie Nightingale on HBO.

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  • Dr.Rue

    Why do we need a Black James Bond anyways?? How about creating original Black super heroes…

    • Pema

      I agree. This is silly.

    • Rizzo

      Lunella Lafayette aka Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – not really new and original, but …

  • I wish the best for David Oyelowo.

  • Mary Burrell

    Good for him

  • ALM247

    Folks online are crying because it’s not Idris….half of the folks didn’t even take the time to notice that it is an audiobook as opposed to a live action movie.