No, he won’t be playing Bond, but he will be taking the lead role in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower set for release a year from now.
Despite the now familiar nay-sayers who presume all characters are white and thus speak out against any casting of people of color in just about anything, both Stephen King and writer/producer Akira Goldsman are excited by the casting choice.
Can we call this color-washing? I’m all for it. Let’s bring more color to the screen! Elba is going to be phenomenal.