But would/could it be Bond with a Black actor? Just how far would such casting change the understanding of Bond? We would have an assassin of Empire played by the descendant of colonized subjects of Empire. A Black Superman–sure–he is fighting for "Truth, Justice and the American Way"–any race/ethnicity/gender can play that. But a Black Bond–what is he fighting/killing for? How would audiences respond to a Black Bond having a series of white Bond girls (or would Bond girls also now be Black with occasional exceptions?).
Bond’s granite exterior with occasional fissures (as played by Craig) allows for the possibility that Bond is aware of what he is doing and has doubts (different from Mr. Spock’s case where the human emotions underneath are allied with the exterior–both are oriented in service of the Prime Directive). Would a Black Bond be allowed to have doubts? What would/could they be? Or would he be doubt-free?
A White Bond is a Bond who has to do ugly things sometimes, but they are for the greater good (as defined/allowed by Bond’s superiors). Even when he goes rogue, Bond is brought back into the fold. The conclusion of SPECTRE is interesting in that Bond does not go rogue, but rather rejects his conditioning—maybe a different kind of rogue if you will where he does not use his training in his rogue state.