James Bond is regarded as an enduring symbol of masculinity. However, producer Barbara Broccoli has revealed that Britain’s famous spy could identify as ‘non-binary’ in future.

James Bond being replaced by a female garnered mixed feedback. The conservative British MP Nick Fletcher even took to parliament to make the correlation that with women playing the heroes, young men do not get many role models. It now seems like the future James Bond might have Them/they pronouns.

Barbara Broccoli has since poured cold water on suggestions the role could go to a woman. In a new interview, she conceded a future Bond could be ‘non-binary’, someone who considers themselves neither male or female, and usually prefers to be referred to as ‘they’ rather than ‘he’ or ‘she’.

Speaking to the Girls On Film podcast, Broccoli talked about the hunt to replace Daniel Craig who is stepping down from the role after No Time To Die. When the host of the podcast Anna Smith suggested ‘Non-binary, perhaps, maybe one day?‘ Broccoli replied: ‘Who knows? I mean, I think it’s open. We just have to find the right actor’.

Broccoli is the head of the 007 franchise through her company “Eon Productions”. She also said the next Bond might not be white, adding: ‘We want the actor to be British… and British, as we know, can be many things‘. Actors rumored to be forerunners for the role include Idris Elba, Rege-Jean Page, Tom Hardy and Richard Madden.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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