The physique of the new James Bond has been debated for a long time. The producer of the film was nevertheless expressed on the idea that a woman embodies the spy of His Majesty.
If we already know that Daniel Craig will play for the last time James Bond in the next film of the franchise, what will happen next? This is the question many fans of Ian Fleming’s hero asks, while director Danny Boyle has just been replaced by Cary Fukunaga .
While the question of a black actor, including Idriss Elba, is still debated, the idea of a 007 feminine was also raised. Barbara Broccoli, the famous producer of the saga, wanted to give his opinion on this subject. She confided in an uncensored way to The Guardian newspaper :
“Bond is a man. He is a male character. He was written as a man and I think he will probably remain a man. And that’s good. “
Far from refusing the presence of strong woman in the middle, she explains that this type of replacement makes it possible especially to circumvent the problem. She also recalled that the treatment of female characters under the “era” Daniel Craig is more realistic, which is actually true.
“Let’s just create more female characters and make their stories better suited to them. “
An opinion shared by Rachel Weisz, actress and partner of Daniel Craig who had spoken at the beginning of the year at the Telegraph .
“Ian Flemming has spent a lot of time writing this specific character, who is eminently masculine and interacts with women in a particular way. Why not create a story of our own, rather than rise on one’s shoulders and be compared to male predecessors? “
However, things are progressing as shown by the success of Atomic Blonde or the upcoming release of 355, an action film featuring Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Pénélope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o.