The pair have largely influenced the series’ casting decisions in the past – Broccoli, insisting on casting Craig despite widespread doubts that he fit the character.
In No Time to Die, Craig’s final film as Bond, his character will be introduced to Lashana Lynch, the franchise’s first-ever black and female 007. The film, which is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Fleabag creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the 25th Bond film in the franchise.
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Early last year, Waller-Bridge spoke to Deadline about the relevance of the film to today’s audience, saying, "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not [the 'Bond' franchise] is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women."
"I think that's bollocks," she continued. "I think he's absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."
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