No Time to Die opens in theaters this week.
It is the latest James Bond movie and the last of the genre in which Daniel Craig will portray 007.
The release of a new Bond gets lots of folks excited. But what may be more stimulating is the debate over who will be the NEXT James Bond, in light of Craig’s decision to park his Aston Martin.
It also will inspire debates over which actor was the best and worse Bond. I’m torn between Craig and Roger Moore.
In today’s Woke world, we’re seeing demands for the next James Bond to be a more divers, inclusive character. Put another way, some people want him to be something different that a white, male, Brit, woman-chasing, alcoholic, smoker. That leaves me shaken, not stirred.
So… making him something else, say an Asian, lesbian, vegetarian contradicts his character. That isn’t to say that Hollywood couldn’t make a movie about an Asian, lesbian, vegetarian secret-service agent – just not James Bond.
Daniel Craig appears to agree with my viewpoint but who knows what will happen. However, if they change James Bond into Jessica Bond, they will have to do many more character-altering movies.
I offer a few suggestions:
- Riana Hood, Princess of Thieves.
- Juliana and Juliette.
- Sleeping Handsome.
- Sam Black and the Seven Pixies.
- Andy of a Thousand Days.
- All the President’s Persons.
- The Princely Diaries.
- Harry Poppins.
- Joey of Arc.
- The Legend of Daisy Crochet.
I know, these all sound ridiculous. My concern is Hollywood might make them and be rewarded with Academy Awards.