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007 Producer Says James Bond Could Be Non-Binary In The Future

Stewart Perrie


007 Producer Says James Bond Could Be Non-Binary In The Future

The woman in charge of the future of the James Bond franchise is open to the idea of the British secret agent being non-binary.

There are many questions about who and what Bond will be now that Daniel Craig has hanged up his Walther PPK handgun.

Barbara Broccoli said casting for the next Bond will kick off in the new year and everyone is waiting with bated breath as to who it will be.

She has shut down the idea of the 'shaken not stirred' MI6 agent being a woman because they were able to plant the seed in No Time To Die that 007 could be female.

However, when it comes to James Bond, Ms Broccoli said that character will stay male.

Credit: MGM/Entertainment Pictures
Credit: MGM/Entertainment Pictures

"I don't think that we should be making films where women are playing men," she told the Girls On Film podcast. "I think we should be making more films about women. I think Bond will be a man."

While she has drawn a line in the sand about the sex of Bond, she didn't rule out him being non-binary.

"Who knows? I mean, I think it's open. We just have to find the right actor," she said. "We want the actor to be British... and British, as we know, can be many things."

Ms Broccoli explained in a different interview how they are keeping a very open mind about who they might want to hire.

There have been plenty of names thrown into the ring to replace Daniel Craig, including Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Tom Hopper and others.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Barbara said the person they choose can be any ethnicity or race.

The one person who she knows she wants to work with in the future is No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga.

Credit: MGM/Entertainment Pictures
Credit: MGM/Entertainment Pictures

"We love Cary. He's done an exceptional job," she said. "I don't have any idea whether he'd do another one. I think he did this because he wanted a challenge, and he sure pulled it off.

"But I'm not sure if he'd do another one. We'd love to work with him again."

Speaking about his own experience, Fukunaga said that he'd 'never worked with producers that were so creatively involved' adding: "I also knew that going into it, I knew this is their baby.

"So I came into it very much with the perspective of how can I do my part to try to make this a good film.

"From the very beginning, we would sit at this round table at the Eon offices on Piccadilly, and Barbara would be getting coffees and teas and food and making sure everyone was fed and at the same time is completely running the meetings with 17 ideas thrown up against the wall."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Entertainment, 007, Daniel Craig, James Bond

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