Daniel Craig says James Bond shouldn’t be a woman, hopes for a similar, female-led action franchise instead

The actor is about to debut in his final run as the legendary spy in the upcoming film죽을 시간 없음,” and now he’s thinking about the future of the franchise and where it will go in his absence. 수년간, there have been calls to see a woman take on the lead of the franchise and the 53-year-old actor shared his unfavorable thoughts on the idea.

Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?” 그는 말했다 Radio Times 최근 인터뷰에서.

The actor’s comments echo those made by producer Barbara Broccoli in an interview with 종류 from last year. In response to a question about whether or not a person of color could play Bond, she noted that was certainly possible. 하나, changing the character’s sex might be more difficult.

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Daniel Craig will play James Bond one more time in ‘No Time To Die.'

Daniel Craig will play James Bond one more time in ‘No Time To Die.(Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. )

He can be of any color, but he is male,” Broccoli explained. “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.

Many fans of the franchise note that, although multiple actors have played the character, he is considered a single entity across the franchise with his own, albeit vague, 역사. 결과적으로, James Bond is canonically male. 하나, while the James Bond character must be a male in the eyes of many, 그만큼 007 moniker is up for grabs.

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결과적으로, rumors have circulated that “죽을 시간 없음” will end with actress Lashana Lynch being dubbed the next 007. She has been confirmed to play an MI6 agent named Nomi who will work alongside Bond in the latest film and has played coy about where the next Bond adventure will take her.

하나, speaking to 수호자, she made it clear that she is open to changing up the look of James Bond in the future.

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With Bond, it could be a man or woman,” Lynch told the Guardian. “They could be white, black, 아시아 사람, mixed race. They could be young or old. 하루의 끝에서, even if a two-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see what this two-year-old’s gonna do, 아니?”

그녀는 덧붙였다: “We are in a place in time where the industry is not just giving audiences what it thinks the audience wants. They’re actually giving the audience what they want to give the audience.

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