Next James Bond: New female star enters race to replace Craig amid experts’ calls for diverse Bond

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Next James Bond: New female star enters race to replace Craig amid experts’ calls for diverse Bond – Gudstory

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According to data obtained by GB News, a new face has joined the race to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond in the 26th installment.

Another change in the market is that a new female star is joining the market with Lashana Lynch, Jodie Comer and Lupita Nyong’o.

GB News exclusively reported on the rise of female stars Comer and Nyong’o in the bond market earlier this month.

Betting expert and spokesperson for, Neil Roarty, told GB News at the time: “The thing to note in the latest Next James Bond betting is that the market has recently been selected for female stars with Jodie Comer and Lupita Nyong’o ‘O is now in the running with No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch (33/1).

“Comer joins the betting at 40/1 and Nyong’o enters at 50/1. While both actresses remain longshots, the fact that they have entered talks with Lynch means “The public is not ruling out a female actor becoming the new 007.”

And the public’s penchant for female Bonds has resulted in a new star joining the race in the form of Karen Gillan.

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Daniel Craig has been playing the role of James Bond since 2006

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While the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Cillian Murphy, James Norton and Damson Idris remain in the news as potential candidates to replace Craig, Gillan has become the latest newcomer to enter the punters’ minds.

Lee Astley, Head of News at, explained everything to GB News, revealing: “Rumors of Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan taking over the helm of Bond 26 have sent the market reeling over who will play the next James Bond .

“The men who have played leading roles in Nolan’s films (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Robert Pattinson, John David Washington) have all been reduced to playing the lothario License to Kill .

Lashana Lynch’s role in No Time to Die opens up the possibility of a first lady Bond, with Jodie Comer, Lupita Nyong’o and Karen Gillan joining Lynch for the role.

“Damson Idris and James Norton have fallen by the wayside as bookmakers speculate on whether these two actors will be the next secret agent.”

However, like Comer, Lynch and Nyong’o, Gillan’s chances of taking over from Craig are quite slim.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o is one of many female stars in the running

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According to the new odds and data, Comer, Lynch and Nyong’o are now priced as 40/1 outsiders, while Gillan is an even bigger underdog at 50/1.

Gillen is no stranger to taking on high-profile roles on the big screen as the Scottish actor has starred as Nebula in Marvel franchise films including Avengers: Endgame, Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Love and Thunder.

However, if she were to defy the odds and become the part of Bond, it would be a shock not only to punters but to 007 fans everywhere, given film boss Barbara Broccoli’s previous comments about the possibility of a female agent.

He told Variety ahead of the release of No Time to Die in 2020: “He [Bond] Can be any color, but he is male.

“I believe we should be creating new characters for women – strong female characters. I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having it played by a woman. I think women are much more interesting than that “

Perhaps the market was expecting a change, however, with one MI6 expert claiming that a “black” or “female” or “black female” bond would help to diversify within the UK intelligence services.

Karen Gillan

Could Karen Gillan be introduced as the next Bond?


Former Foreign Office staffer John Taylor told The Telegraph: “I think the only thing the chief would like to change, going back to earlier conversations, and this may still happen, is that James Bond would be a black man or Must be a woman, or a black woman, and you know (it) would want to include those types of people as well for the sake of diversity.

“James Bond has been up to no good,” he told the publication, adding that MI6 applicants are “envious” of Bond’s lifestyle.

The demand for a non-white or male actor to play the role of Bond sparked controversy with some critics claiming that doing so would be in line with “walkery”.

Former UKIP leader Henry Bolton was one to condemn the idea, making a fiery statement on GB News earlier this month in which he said: “Why mess with it?

“Maybe Bond is out of date, I’m not arguing that it isn’t. Then why take that story and change it? Why not create a modern story? If you think it’s out of date, I Doesn’t argue.”


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