Daniel Craig has been portraying James Bond for 12 years now, and it’s only a matter of time before the search for a replacement begins. Many fans think the producers should go a new route with the iconic character, making Bond either a person of color or a woman. One person who doesn’t believe Bond should become a woman is Craig’s own wife, actress Rachel Weisz.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the Oscar-winning actress was asked about the future of 007, especially as her husband winds down in the role, and if she believes the famous spy could become a woman:
“[Ian Fleming] devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women. Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors? Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”
It’s certainly a slippery slope for fans when it comes to changing the gender of a famous character, as evidenced by the divided reaction to the new female Doctor Who. Weisz has a great point that women deserve to get their own stories, but one could also argue, however, that swapping the gender of James Bond would do more to promote gender equality than any original story could.
What do you think of Weisz’s comments? Do you agree, or would you like to see a lady James Bond in the future? Let us know in the comments!
Source: The Telegraph
10 Actresses Who Could Play Zatanna In The DC Extended Universe
Zatanna Zatara is one of the most iconic women in DC Comics. A superhero with a defining costume who works as a stage magician to cover the fact that she’s as real sorceresses, Zatanna is a character fans have wanted to see on the big screen for some time now, and that may be happening sooner then some would expect. Justice League Dark has been in the works for quite some time now, and the film seems to be a high priority for Warner Bros. and DC. Zatanna is a founding member of the team so it makes sense she would appear in the film.
The character should be a high priority for Warner Bros. and DC as she could not only appear in Justice League Dark, but also the main Justice League series. In the comics, Zatanna has ties to Batman, so that could build on a previously existing relationship. Introducing her also provides the chance to add more women to the Justice League roster. She could be the crossover character that unites the two different franchises in the DC Films slate.
Casting Zatanna involves looking at many different alternatives and we found the ten best actresses working today to bring her to life. Hit Next to get started!