James Bond played by a woman? For Daniel Craig, it’s no and no!

Who after Daniel Craig? The question, which has been agitating fans of the James Bond saga for months, if not years, should soon be answered. Right out of To die can wait October 6 on French screens? If the producers prefer for the moment to focus on the farewell to the one who has brilliantly held the bar since Casino Royale, rumors should multiply in the coming weeks.

Bookmakers already have a favorite

Should the character open up to diversity by recruiting a black actor? If the name of Idris Elba has circulated for a long time, that of Regé-Jean Page, the revelation of the series The Bridgerton Chronicle, is currently at the top of the list among bookmakers. He himself said he was flattered by the hypothesis, even though he had just been recruited to play Simon Templar, alias The Saint in a new film inspired by the series with Roger Moore. How about a woman? In a 2019 interview with Hollywood Reporter, Pierce Brosnan himself campaigned for this radical choice, in the wake of the #Metoo movement.

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I think we’ve watched guys do this character for 40 years. Break it up guys! Put a woman in there!“, enthusiastically the predecessor of Daniel Craig.”I think it would be exhilarating, I think it would be exciting“, he added, before estimating that there was little chance that his dream would come true under the governance of the producer Barbara Broccoli.

Woman 007 in “Die Can Wait”

But what does the current incumbent think? “The answer is simple“, says Daniel Craig in a new interview with Radio Times. “There simply should be better roles for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when one should find roles as good as James Bond, but for women?“.

Still, the producers of the saga may have opened Pandora’s box themselves by recruiting the black actress Lashana Lynch in To die can wait. In fact, she plays Nomi, an MI6 agent who inherits the number 007 after the retirement of James Bond. Will she keep it in the future? Who knows, will she give it up to a newcomer in the course of the adventure? Answer in a few days…

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