With ‘No time to die’ taking advantage of its last blows in theaters, now we do get fully into the search period for the new agent 007. Although Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, producers of the Bond saga and protectors of the character, have said on more than one occasion during the promotion of the film that they will not rush to find the new agent, the question will continue to haunt them.
Broccoli, in a report from the Hollywood reporter, has reopened the melon of how James Bond will adapt to the times when greater diversity is sought. For her there is only one characteristic that the next actor must fulfill: “It should be British, and a Briton can be of any ethnicity or race”. Thus he remarks that the next 007 may be the first non-Caucasian actor to wear a tuxedo and have a “license to kill.” In recent months, names like Regé-Jean Page or Henry Golding have joined the fancast precisely because of this trend.
But what the producer is clear about is that James Bond will not be a woman, an opinion that he had already commented more times, and explains why: “I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond. I believe in creating characters for women and not just having women play men’s roles. I don’t think there are enough great roles for women, and it is very important to me that we make films for women about women.“.
Wants to work with Cary Joji Fukunaga again
But beyond all this, Barbara Broccoli says again that she is in no rush to find him: “I want to let this movie play out and celebrate the incredible achievement Daniel (Craig) has made over 16 years. People always ask me, ‘Who is the next James Bond?’ It’s like asking the bride. I walk down the aisle who’s going to be her next husband. I don’t want to think about who’s going to be next until I have to. “. Now, he does have someone on his wish list, and that’s Cary Joji Fukunaga, director of ‘No Time to Die’: “We love Cary. He has done an exceptional job. I have no idea if he will want to do another. I think he did this because he wanted a challenge, and he definitely overcame it. But I’m not sure if he will want another. We would love to work with him again.“.
‘No Time to Die’ will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K UHD On January 21.