Daniel Craig is on the last leg of his 007 movies with Bond 25, and people online have been discussing who should take the mantle when Craig finally steps down. Producer Barbara Broccoli was asked by Daily Mail whether they were considering casting a woman or a person of color in the role of Bond, to which she responds:
"These films tend to reflect the times so we always try to push the envelope a little bit — anything is possible. Right now it's Daniel Craig, and I'm very happy with Daniel Craig, but who knows what the future will bring?"
For now, I'm more open to having a non-Caucasian actor take up the role of Bond, but I think having a woman cast in the role is just pushing it for the franchise. Imagine the outrage if they cast a man to play Wonder Woman?
I think if they want to cast a female Bond, the best move would be to take the Ms. Moneypenny character and give her the 007 status. Then again, it would be a James Bond franchise anymore, would it?
Hopefully MGM knows what to do with the franchise. With the rise of spy movies like Kingsman, I think they would want to return to the classic Bond formula what with the fun gadgets and crazy villains. If not, I'm still waiting for Austin Powers 4 to come out.
Bond 25 is set for a release on Nov. 8, 2019.