James Bond producer rules out female 007

Brenda Watkins
January 16, 2020

Along the way, more people continue to mistake him for 007, including the bartender, who slides a martini glass in front of him - just as Craig pulls out a bottle of Heineken and takes a big drink. Tracking the driver to a castle, Craig - who will play 007 for the fifth and final time in No Time To Die in April - steals a tuxedo to sneak past security.

"To be honest, it took me a little while to see it", he said. But Broccoli got to him. "It's not in her wheelhouse".

Speaking to Variety Broccoli confirmed that "James Bond can be of any colour, but he is male", adding, "I believe we should be creating new characters for women - strong female characters".

The 59-year-old said: "It's pretty devastating".

For the past few years, what with the impending departure of Daniel Craig as cinema's favourite spy, there have been some speculation as to whether James Bond could be gender-swapped in a future film.

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That's what Bond expert and author of Catching Bullets - Memoirs of a Bond Fan, Mark O'Connell told Express.co.uk in an exclusive interview.

"[No Time To Die] could end on a cool cliffhanger - Jason Bourne falling into the sea - moment; a question mark".

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It's not clear what Bond's future will be once No Time to Die is out and Craig moves onto other things.

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