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James Bond Will Never Be A Woman, Producer Says

"I think women are far more interesting than that."

James Bond will never be a woman, so long as producer Barbara Broccoli is steering the series. She said in a new interview with Variety that she wants to create new female characters in the 007 franchise, but James Bond will always be a man when she is in control.

"He can be of any color, but he is male," Broccoli said. "I believe we should be creating new characters for women--strong female characters. I'm not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that."

Broccoli's comments come after Pierce Brosnan, who portrayed the legendary super-spy James Bond in four 007 movies, said it was time for a woman to play Bond. At the time, he said this would be unlikely to happen given Broccoli's stance, and now we know why.

"I think we've watched the guys do it for the last 40 years. Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating; it would be exciting," he said.

It is rumored that one of the plot points in the upcoming No Time To Die movie will feature Lashana Lynch's character taking over the 007 title from Daniel Craig. This has yet to be confirmed. However, we do know that Craig is reportedly planning to retire from playing James Bond after No Time To Die.

Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Léa Seydoux (who also appears in Death Stranding) all return to the roles of M, Q, Miss Moneypenny, and Madeleine Swann respectively. The new cast members include Rami Malek as the villain, as well as Billy Magnussen and Ana de Armas.

No Time To Die hits theatres on April 10, 2020. In other news, it was recently confirmed that Billie Eilish will sing the movie's title song, while Hans Zimmer has been brought in to score the movie.

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