One possible way to mitigate James Bond's womanizing, misogynistic ways? Make James Bond a woman.
As Daniel Craig takes his final turn as Bond in "Spectre" this week, much has made of who will inherit the role next. Many agree there's no reason a black actor shouldn't play the role while others wonder if future iterations could feature a gay 007. This week, Daniel Craig said there could "definitely" be a female James Bond someday.
"Sure, yeah, definitely. I think it’s a great idea. If it works it works," he told Bustle of the possibility of a female Bond. "That’s the great thing about film is it’s all about imagination so of course it could happen... Anything’s possible."
Casting women in prominent roles that were initially written as male characters, or played by men in prior movie adaptations, isn't unprecedented. Afterall, Judi Dench played M, the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service originally written as a man, in multiple Bond films.
An all-female cast remake of Ghostbusters will be released July 22, 2016. Sandra Bullock is supposedly leading an Ocean's Eleven movie with an all-female reboot. Daniel Craig himself called James Bond a 'misogynist'; so maybe it's time for there to be a feminist take on James Bond. Because, really, why the hell not?
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