Even though they are only looking for men to play the role of James Bond, producer Barbara Broccoli stated that the team is open to casting a person who identifies as non-binary as the next 007 despite the fact that they are only looking for men to play the role. For the uninitiated, Daniel Craig’s final Bond picture, No Time to Die, was released in September of this year. Following its release, speculation arose as to who might be the next British spy.
Several Hollywood stars, including Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Christian Bale, Richard Madden, and Regé-Jean Page, have been named frontrunners. Despite the fact that the producers have stated that the search for the next Bond would begin in 2022, they have some choices.
Barbara Broccoli, the producer of James Bond, was asked about a gender-bent Bond when appearing with the Girls on Film podcast. When questioned if the British spy may identify as They/Them, Broccoli responded that the team is open to a non-binary as Bond, despite maintaining her opinion that 007 should be played by a male-identifying actor and that new parts should be produced for women.
“Who knows, I think it’s open, you know?” says the narrator. “All we have to do now is find the right actor,” Barbara Broccoli, the producer of James Bond, stated. She previously stated that after Daniel Craig, the next Bond cannot be a woman. Barbara stated in one report that she does not believe a guy with a license to murder should be a woman with a license to kill. She believes that characters should be created specifically for women, and that women should not be cast in male roles.
“I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond,” Barbara told The Hollywood Reporter when asked who should replace Daniel Craig as Bond. I believe in creating female characters rather than having women play male roles. I don’t think there are enough wonderful female parts, and I think it’s critical that we make films about women for women.”