The producers said that “it can be any color, but it is a male character”
James Bond, the main character of the spy film franchise, will never be a woman, revealed its producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who believes that “it can be any color, but it is a male character.”
“I am not particularly interested in taking a male character and having it interpreted by a woman. I think women are much more interesting than that, ”said the head of fiction Broccoli in an interview with Variety magazine published on Wednesday.
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‘No Time to Die’: A Rare In-Depth Interview With the Keepers of James Bond, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who talked exclusively to @variety. Eon Prods., the family’s company, splits profits with MGM/UA, the studio that has the right to finance and distribute all of the Bond films. Bond was such a vivid part of the family’s life that a young Barbara Broccoli became confused. “I thought James Bond was a real person until I was 7 or 8,” she says. “He was always talked about, so I didn’t think of him as a fictional character.” “For better or worse, we are the custodians of this character,” says Barbara Broccoli, who oversees the franchise with her half-brother Michael G. Wilson. “We take that responsibility seriously.” There are certain things the duo appears open to considering, and other conversations that are nonstarters, when it comes to selecting the next Bond. “He can be of any color, but he is male,” says Broccoli. “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.” Privately, those who have worked with the pair describe Wilson as “more cerebral” and more interested in exploring the inner workings of MI6. Broccoli is viewed as the “more visceral one,” more attuned to what’s going on in the industry. For now, Broccoli says Bond’s future will remain on the big screen, but she doesn’t rule out the possibility that a future 007 adventure could debut on a streaming platform. “We make these films for the audiences,” Broccoli says. “We like to think that they’re going to be seen primarily on the big screen. But having said that, we have to look to the future. Our fans are the ones who dictate how they want to consume their entertainment. I don’t think we can rule anything out, because it’s the audience that will make those decisions. Not us.” #jamesbond #007 @007 @ianflemings007 #notimetodie #bond25 #eonproductions #barbarabroccoli #michaelgwilson @variery #exclusive #interview @mgm_studios @universalpictures #unitedartists @cary_fukunaga @linussandgren_dp @hanszimmer #danielcraig
According to the producer, Bond – an originally British character – could be any color but it is a man.
“Yes, I think we should create new characters for women, strong characters,” Broccoli said.
The answer on this matter came after several months of speculation about who will be the new Bond after Daniel Craig announced that the next premiere of the franchise, “No Time To Die”, would be his last time as the agent on the big screen.
This news resulted in comments indicating that the plot would take a turn in which Agent 007 would be played by a woman, targeting actresses such as Priyanka Chopra and Naomie Harris.
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However, the producers made it clear in the interview that they have not begun to plan the future of the franchise and that they are focused on the impending delivery, which has a budget of 250 million dollars.
” I am in total denial,” he said. I accepted what Daniel said, but I still deny it. It is very traumatic for me. ”
For its part, this week it was confirmed that Billie Eilish will sign the song of the new James Bond movie.
What will be his last appearance of Craig as Bond will hit theaters in April and his cast includes Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, and Lashana Lynch?