James Bond Will Never Be a Woman According to Producer Barbara Broccoli
There’s been a lot of talk among fans in recent years regarding the James Bond franchise and the possibility of seeing a James Bond film with a woman in the title role. Well, if you thought there might be a chance of that happening one day, don’t hold your breath.
According to executive producer Barbara Broccoli, there are no plans to cast a woman in the role of Agent 007 because, well… I’ll let her tell you:
“Bond is male. He’s a male character. He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male.”
That makes sense to me. She goes on to say:
“Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”
So, Bond will stay a male, but they are looking at creating new original lead female characters to fill the story, which is something that the Bond films have always done. But with Bond traditionally being a womanizer, the way women are being treated in these films is something that has been evolving over the years. Broccoli added:
“I’ve tried to do my part, and I think particularly with the Daniel [Craig] films, they’ve become much more current in terms of the way women are viewed.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) is set to helm Bond 25. We have no details on the story that this next film will entail, but I’m looking forward to seeing what he does with it.
Craig is set to close out his run as James Bond in the upcoming film, which is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2020.
What are your thoughts on James Bond always being a male character?
Source: The Guardian