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James Bond has seen better days. Gone are the days when the franchise was considered the must-see action movie and 007 was the most feared agent on the big screen. This is why it seems that the studio is thinking of changing things and the first thing they say is that the next film ‘will re-invent James Bond’.

In an interview for Deadline, Barbara Broccoli (franchise producer) assured that fans should have some patience as they are still looking for the next person to become James Bond. And the reason for this is that they want the next 007 to also change what we’ve come to expect from the character.

“We are thinking about where to go with him, we are talking about it. There’s no script and we can’t think of one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next movie because it really is a reinvention of Bond. We are reinventing who he is and that takes time”, before adding “There is currently no candidate”.

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Before many set off the alarm, this does not mean that by reinventing the studio, he plans to make James Bond a woman. In fact, Broccoli has assured on several occasions that he believes that the role of space should remain with a British actor: “I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond,” he told The Hollywood Reporter, during a press round in December last year. “I believe in making characters for women and not just having women play men’s roles. I don’t think there are enough good roles for women, and it’s very important to me that we make women’s movies about women.”

With this, we imagine that the reinvention of the character that they are imagining may have to do a little more with the type of spy he is. For example, one of the points that has had quite a few revisions in recent years is its vision as the ‘ultimate seductive weapon’, with the women in the Bond films becoming more than catalog models waiting to fall in love, have a scene of sex, be rescued in the final act, and then disappear forever.

It’s also understandable why the studio is looking to re-invent the character. Spy films have been completely displaced by the monopoly of heroes and today they are having an identity crisis hoping not to die when the new generations are the ones to pay for the tickets in the theater.

Images: MGM Distribution Co.

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