Ever since it was announced that Daniel Craig would no longer be playing James Bond after the upcoming Bond 25, rumors have run rampant on the internet regarding who would take over as 007. Notable actors such as Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, and Idris Elba were all rumored to be taking over the role when Craig retired, but rumors were all they turned out to be.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Henry Cavill is currently being eyed to play the popular British secret agent after Idris Elba confirmed he would not be taking on the role. The four British actors weren't the only celebrities being discussed as fans on the internet suggested who they'd like to see in upcoming films. Several actresses were suggested to take over as 007, including Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, and Gillian Anderson.
While the thoughts of making 007 female are definitely progressive, it doesn't appear that James Bond will be played by a woman anytime soon. Those rumors were shut down by longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli who recently spoke with the Guardian.
"Bond is male. He's a male character. He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male. And that's fine. We don't have to turn male characters into women. Let's just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters."