Bond 25 Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge Believes Bond ‘Doesn’t Have to’ Stop Being a Womanizer

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The internet collectively lost it when it was announced that Lashana Lynch was going to be the new 007, but a lot of those reactions seem to have taken the news out of context since she's not the new "James Bond". With today's social climate, a lot of people think that Bond being a womanizing character is problematic, but co-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Solo: A Star Wars Story) believes that being a womanizer is what makes Bond, well, Bond.

According to the Daily Mail, Waller-Bridge said:

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"There's been a lot of talk about whether or not Bond is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women… I think that's b******s. I think he's absolutely relevant now. [The franchise] has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to his character."

Another source had also told the site that the movie will definitely try to address Bond in the wake of the #MeToo movement. They said, "This is a Bond for the modern era who will appeal to a younger generation while sticking true to what we all expect in a Bond film… There are spectacular chase sequences and fights, and Bond is still Bond but he's having to learn to deal with the world of #MeToo."

Seeing that this is Daniel Craig's last outing as James Bond, it would make sense that the story would try to mix up the formula a bit. We don't know who's taking over the role of the character for now, but hopefully, MGM ends with an actor that everyone could be pleased with.

For now, fans wait for Bond 25 which is expected to come out April 8, 2020.

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