Next James Bond 'Can Be of Any Color' – But Won't Be a Woman, Producers Say

“I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it,” Barbara Broccoli tells Variety

The idea of a female James Bond has been circulating for years, but hype over the possibility of a Jane Bond character was fueled by Gillian Anderson retweeting a mock movie poster of herself as the international spy. Check out other possible contenders to follow in Daniel Craig’s footsteps as 007.

  • Priyanka Chopra:
    The “Quantico” star has expressed interest in playing James Bond, no not “Jane” Bond as she would opt to keep the character’s name. Chopra told TheWrap that the spy’s storyline “sounds like her life already.”

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  • Angelina Jolie:
    Jolie actually turned down the role of a Bond girl in 2006’s “Casino Royale,” because she said she would rather play the spy instead.

  • Gillian Anderson:
    The “X-Files” star retweeted a mock Bond movie poster with herself as the international spy, captioning it: “It’s Bond. Jane Bond.”

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  • Emilia Clarke: 
    Not only has the “Game of Thrones” actress nominated herself for the role of Jane Bond, she has also chosen Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio to be her Bond Boy.

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  • Elizabeth Banks:
    Banks expressed interest in playing James Bond earlier this year and even questioned why the spy’s name would have to change if the role was portrayed by a woman.

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  • Hayley Atwell:
    “Agent Carter” actress Atwell is reported to have said that she doesn’t want to play the role of Bond’s love interest, she wants to portray the character who drinks martinis that are shaken, not stirred. 

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  • Emily Blunt:
    The British actress hasn’t expressed interest in playing the lead role in the next James Bond movie, but her name has been circulating around as a potential star. 

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  • Could any of these actresses take on the iconic 007 role and become the first Jane Bond?

    The idea of a female James Bond has been circulating for years, but hype over the possibility of a Jane Bond character was fueled by Gillian Anderson retweeting a mock movie poster of herself as the international spy. Check out other possible contenders to follow in Daniel Craig’s footsteps as 007.

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