James Bond will never be played by a woman, producer Barbara Broccoli insists

Pictured: Lashana Lynch, Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli. Collage by W24.
Pictured: Lashana Lynch, Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli. Collage by W24.

Daniel Craig is set to make his fifth and final appearance as the suave agent in No Time To Die. Speculation has been rife on who will replace him, and fellow Brits including Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Richard Madden have since emerged as front runners.

However, Barbara is adamant that the role of Bond will never be played by a woman, sharing that the loved character can be of any race but he is male. 

She added that she wants better, more interesting characters to be created for women.

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In 2019, it was widely speculated that Lashana Lynch would be the new 007. That's when Barbara maintained James Bond will never be a woman but said the code name is up for grabs. 

Daily Mail reported that Lashana is taking over the code name. The 31-year-old appeared alongside Brie Larson in Captain Marvel and now plays the new 00-agent, Nomi.

The latest installment of the film series has Daniel Craig coming out of retirement for a final mission.

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