James Bond has never been this writers thing. Why? Not sure. Somethings you just don’t really get into and that franchise has been it for me. But it doesn’t matter if I like it, because the reality is a lot of people do.
With Daniel Craig exiting the franchise, many have wondered who will be the next 007. Though many names have been tossed around, there has never been a conclusive answer as to where the franchise is thinking about heading with the casting.
Like so many things in life, there are so many possibilities with the casting of 007. Yet, when Ana de Armas (who starred in the most recent James Bond film), was asked by The Sun what she thought of the possibility of a female Bond, she had some thoughts.
The actress said to the outlet, “there’s no need for a female Bond.”
Well, we can agree to disagree. Now, we totally get that there is a history to this franchise and we respect that. But franchises change and grow. It’s not that we would or wouldn’t want a female lead – we would want who is best for the role.
“There shouldn’t be any need to steal someone else’s character, you know, to take over,” she continued. “This is a novel, and it leads into this James Bond world and this fantasy of that universe where he’s at.”
Now, this is where this writer finds her statement to go wrong – the whole “steal someone else’s character” comment. It’s not stealing someones character, if a woman were to take over the role. It would be a new take on a role.
Whomever takes on the role of 007, whatever their gender, we know will be right for the role. After all, has there been a 007 that hasn’t been iconic?
Armas continued by talking about what she would like to see in the Bond films, when it comes to their roles. She said that she would like to see, “the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, are brought to life in a different way.”
And then continued, “That they’re given a more substantial part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things.”