No Time to Die producer Barbara Broccoli stated that the next James Bond won’t be a woman.
With Daniel Craig’s tenure as James Bond set to conclude with the release of No Time to Die, many fans of the 007 franchise are already looking towards to future by proposing potential actors to take on the iconic role. Of course, there continue to pushes to modernize the 007 film series by casting a woman or person of color as the next James Bond.
However, No Time to Die producer Barbara Broccoli, who oversees the James Bond franchise with her half-brother Michael G. Wilson, stated that while a man of color could become the next person to take on the role, a woman won’t be next 007. Instead, Broccoli made the cast for creating new characters or women as opposed to taking a male character as replacing them with a woman:
“He can be of any color, but he is male. I believe we should be creating new characters for women — strong female characters. I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”
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Here is the official synopsis for No Time to Die:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script co-written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
No Time To Die will be released in theaters on April 8, 2020.