BOND producers confirm the next 007 will be male

Bond 25 (Universal Pictures/MGM)

Daniel Craig has made no secret of the fact that he is ready to move on from the role of James Bond. The upcoming No Time To Die is absolutely his last time taking on the role of 007 and so producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson now begin the search for their next lead.

In a recent interview with Variety the pair discussed the long rumoured idea that the next Bond should be played by a female actor.

“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.”

Though the producers aren’t looking for a female actor, the door is always open for a person of any ethnicity to take on the role. “You think of him as being from Britain or the Commonwealth, but Britain is a very diverse place.” said Wilson.

Who would you like to see play the next Bond?

No Time To Die see’s Daniel Craig return at the titular spy. Also starring are Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, Ana De Armas and Rami Malek.

The movie is due for release on April 8, 2020.

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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG