Of course, classic Bond fans aren't all that interested in switching up the formula just yet-and now, a superstar actress has joined their ranks: Rachel Weisz, the Academy Award victor who also happens to be married to current Bond star Daniel Craig.
As Fleming "devoted an very bad lot of time to writing this particular character", switching the gender for the sake of switching it loses a vital aspect of Bond's character as how he perceives what masculinity is and the way he treats women with this view is one of the key factors that makes him who he is.
Weisz added, "Why not create your own story rather than jumping onto the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?"
A female Bond hasn't been entirely ruled out by Bond executive producer Barbara Broccoli, who in 2015 told GQ that she was open to the idea of Bond being a woman. Bond has been such an icon for years that making the character into a woman would mean that she would have to compete with every version of bond since Connery onward, and that would be an uphill climb not unlike Everest, only with little to no hope of making it to the peak even if someone were to write the best script in the world. But f**k that-I wanna be Bond, ' she said fiercely. From Ghostbusters to the new Doctor Who, characters who have always been presented as straight, usually white, men have been reinvented as women.
And now Rachel Weisz waded into the ongoing debate over who should play the next 007 after Daniel's departure from the long-running franchise.
"Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?" On the heels of the disappointing Spectre, it was expected that Daniel Craig would be calling it quits as the 007 agent. This will mark the 25th film for the James Bond series. "I can't wait", Craig stated in an interview with Stephen Colbert.
You might already be saying that we have those kind of women already and have seen female spies making a leap into the movies, but so far they've all been one and done characters or haven't gained enough ground to really warrant a movie all to themselves.
"I don't want to make excuses about it, but it was two days after I finished shooting the last movie".