28-Sep-2021 • Bond News
Despite having spit-balled ideas for future James Bond actors with director Cary Fukunaga sometime after 'SPECTRE' when producers were not sure Daniel Craig was coming back for a fifth film, Barbara Broccoli insists they have not been thinking about his successor yet.
When asked by BBC Radio 4 if they had started to draw up plans, she said: "Oh, God no. We’re not thinking about it at all. We want Daniel to have his time of celebration. Next year we’ll start thinking about the future." Wilson added, “He’s been such a great Bond. Those are big shoes to fill. I can’t even [think if it’s] possible."
Despite hyperbole in the media, James Bond will be played by a man. "James Bond is a male character," Broccoli told the PA news agency. "I hope that there will be many, many films made with women, for women, by women, about women. I don't think we have to take a male character and have a woman portray him. So yes, I see him as male."