Given that Bond 25 will be Daniel Craig’s last turn as 007, there have been lots of conversations regarding who should be his successor. Not only that, but many people are calling for a different kind of 007; specifically, there are fans who would like to see a Bond of color, and/or a female Bond. Of course… Surprise! It’s been very controversial, and there have been (mostly) reasonable arguments on both sides of the table.
Now, movies like Atomic Blonde have shown us just how awesome a female-led spy film can be. However, does it make sense for Bond? Not according to Daniel Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz. Talking to The Telegraph, the actress made her feelings on the matter pretty clear:
“[Ian Fleming] devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women. Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors? Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”
She may be a bit biased, given her relationship to Craig, but the next film is his last. Do you agree with Weisz? Sound off in the comments!
Bond 25 is set for release in November 2019.