Spoiler Alert: Hate to break it to you folks, but to quote Keith Sweat: the answer is ‘Nobody.’
OK, OK. So, I know I promised you a list—and you will get one! But before I supply you with it, let me first start off by saying: Happy Birthday, Denzel! Now that that’s outta the way, let’s just cut right to the chase: There is quite literally no other Black actor out right now that could be the next D—
Oh, sorry. I meant “Dancin Address!”
Riiiight. Snowfall, Outside the Wire, Farming. Easy on the eyes, nice smile, amazing ability to swap back and forth between his English accent and embody a role. Plus he can do a pretty good Denzel impression. I can see why you would say him. But let’s be completely transparent here: Damson is not the next D—
OK, another great selection. He’s charismatic, has a range out of this world, and also possesses the ability to shift back and forth between his British and American accent pretty flawlessly. Judas & The Black Messiah was hauntingly good and I could say the same for Get Out—but for an entirely different reason. He was also terrifying in Widows. Hmm. You may be onto something here but I just don’t know if Daniel could really be the next D—
……You’re just calling out actors whose names start with a “D” now, aren’t you?
Love Atlanta but, no. Will you stop interrupting and let me just say what I need to say? There is no ‘next D—’