The rumor mills are flooded lately with who the next James Bond could be. Several big name actors have been speculated in the run for the role including Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Damian Lewis. Now our favorite X-Files leading lady has thrown her name into the mix, and spoke out on Twitter! Gillian Anderson wants to be the first Jane Bond.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 21, 2016
A lot of her fans are posting their excitement at the potential of a “Jane Bond” on Twitter as well. One fan said, “I’m going to sell my soul to Satan for Gillian as the first female Bond.” Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to folks selling their souls, but the trend of female characters taking over previously male-led roles is on the rise in movies, television and even comic books. If we do happen to see a Jane Bond, hopefully it will be more well received than the female Ghostbusters reboot!
Last week Daniel Craig turned down over $100 million to do another two films, so it would appear he’s likely done with the franchise for good. I would be happy to see Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston or Gillian Anderson take on the role. One of the things that has kept the franchise so interesting is seeing all of the different actors over the years put their own touch on the character. How would you geeks feel about a female Bond?