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Daniel Craig said he doesn’t think there should be a female James Bond iteration, but hopes to instead see a woman leading her own, similar franchise.

The actor is set to make his final debut as the legendary detective in the upcoming film “No Time to Die” and is now thinking about the future of the franchise and where it will go in his absence. For years, there have been calls to see a woman leading the franchise and the 53-year-old actor shared his unfavorable views on the idea.

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“Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be just as good a part as James Bond, but for a woman?” They told Radio Times In a recent interview.

The actor’s comments echo those made in an interview by producer Barbara Broccoli. Diversity since last year. Responding to the question of whether a person of color could play Bond, he said that was certainly possible. However, changing a character’s gender can be more difficult.

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“He can be any color, but he’s male,” Broccoli explained. “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 much more than that. more interesting.”

Many fans of the franchise note that, although several actors play the character, they are considered a single entity in the franchise’s, although obscure, history. As a result, James Bond is authentically male. However, while the character of James Bond must be a male in the eyes of many, the 007 moniker is up for grabs.

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As a result, rumors have spread that the “No Time to Die” actress will end up with Lashana Lynch, who will next be dubbed 007. She has been confirmed to play the role of an MI6 agent named Nomi, who will work alongside Bond in the latest film and has played the role of Cuckoo. About where the next Bond adventure will take him.

However, talking to Guardian, he clarified that he is ready to change the look of James Bond in the future.

“With Bond, it can be a man or a woman,” Lynch told the Guardian. “They could be white, black, Asian, mixed race. They could be young or old. At the end of the day, even if there was a two-year-old playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see it. Is that what these two-years old’s gonna do, no?”

She said: “We are in a time where the industry is just not giving the audience what it thinks the audience wants. They are actually giving the audience what they want to give the audience.”