He was great in The Martian, too.It should be (no-shit, I've been saying this for years and I swear on a stack of calico kittens I'm not taking the piss) Chiwetel Ejiofor. For why, watch "Serenity", or even just clips of his character, "The Operative" when he's on-screen. He is terrifying when he needs to be, can turn on the charm on and off like a switch, and has no hesitation when he needs to kill.
As an example, here's his character introduction:
Yon's a better Bond portrayal in four minutes and twenty-five seconds than the Blond Bint has given in hundreds of hours of movie time. Only things that are missing are the vodka martini and the code name.
Have to agree, John Boyega seems to be the darling of the media at the moment and would be a good candidate for a 'woke' Bond. Has the same wooden acting style...It will be John Boyega, I guarantee it. Ticks all the boxes.
One of the Clancy novels, 'Without Remorse', has had a central