‘Bond’ Executive Producer Barbara Broccoli Rules Out Female 007

‘Bond’ Executive Producer Barbara Broccoli Rules Out Female 007

Of course, there's always going to be a winding road to navigate when dealing with a character that is still essentially the manifestation of a vicarious male fantasy filled with violence and wanton ribaldry that author Ian Fleming put to paper in the novels that inspired the films. If anybody knows the James Bond franchise, it's Broccoli.

James Bond executive producer Barbara Broccoli has said that 007 will "probably" never be played by a female actress. He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male.

Barbara Broccoli has worked with female directors on her last three projects and when asked about the possibility of a female director on a James Bond film, she said, "Yes, absolutely".

Mr Elba's chances to become Bond were given a significant boost when it was revealed last month that Mrs Broccoli had reportedly told a director friend that "it is time" for a non-white actor to take the role.

'We don't have to turn male characters into women.

However, Ms Broccoli, 58, said instead of lobbying for a female James Bond, filmmakers should "create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters".

Pitching in with her thoughts on why the franchise is not and will not be a woman, Barbara explained people often 'reference those early movies'.

"If you're looking at James Bond as a commercial product, the leading film market in the world is the United States".

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Although Broccoli has no plans of making Bond a woman anytime soon, she does believe that the franchise will soon have a female director or screenwriter.

It marks a significant U-turn for the Bond matriarch who a year ago responded to a question about whether future Bonds could be black or female by saying "anything is possible".

However, she said because the film was written in the 1950s there are "certain things" in the secret agent's DNA that my never change.

She elaborates: "But look at the way the world has changed".

Her comments come after former Bond girl Gemma Arterton rewrote a "woke" version of her role in the light of the Me Too movement.

The most recent James Bond film, Spectre, is available now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

'I've tried to do my part, and I think particularly with the Daniel [Craig] films, they've become much more current in terms of the way women are viewed'.

"She wrote: "'No thank you, ' I say. However, an influential producer of the property, doesn't think a female Bond would work.

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