Much like what we saw from Terminator Dark Date, The Daily Mail is confirming that the next installment of 007 is set to reboot the franchise into an all-female direction with some sources going as far as to call it “the most politically correct James Bond movie ever”.
On Sunday, the Daily Mail confirmed what many of the film’s producers have been trying to hide from general audiences, that the latest James Bond movie entitled No Time to Die is not only going to be the ‘wokest’ film of the franchise but looks to move it in a more female-friendly direction. The new film, which is set to have a 250 million dollar production budget, is said to have been approved for the “#MeToo” era.
The script has Bond marrying Dr. Madeleine Swann – the psychologist played by French actress Lea Seydoux who first appeared in 2015’s Spectre. But she refuses to take her new husband’s name.
The morning after their wedding, Bond wakes sleepy-eyed and says ‘Good morning, Mrs. Bond’, to which she replies: ‘Don’t you mean Ms. Swann?’
A source said: ‘The phrase ‘Bond girl’ was outlawed from the set. The women in this film are all strong, brave and fiercely independent. These women are not helpless girls who jump into bed with Bond – their reactions are very different from what people might think.
‘Bond tries his usual seduction techniques but they fail miserably. It’s very funny.’
The film made headlines earlier in the Summer when news that Lashana Lynch was going to replace James Bond and become the first black and female 007. The call for those plans had been quieted due to the negative online response to the announcement but the film itself is set for Lynch to set over the reins of Bond in her own spinoff series in the future.
She was determined her character should be a ‘real’ woman ‘who has issues with her weight and maybe questions what’s going on with her boyfriend’.
She even discussed something which has never made it into a Bond film before: ‘We had one conversation about her maybe being on her period in one scene and… throwing her tampon [into the bin].’
The film’s producer Barbara Broccoli told The Hollywood Reporter that she has worked hard with both Lynch and Ana de Armas to create a new type of female Bond character who is much more fully realized than the “Bond girls” of films past. Broccoli, who also was key in bringing Lynch on board, has been vocal about the franchise’s need to evolve.
“#MeToo has influenced our culture, which is a great thing, so of course it’s going to influence everything we do on Bond,”
No Time to Die is being written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is known for writing the British comedy Fleabag. The show is described as a comedy-drama about a single, angry, confused, and a sexually voracious young woman living in London. Waller-Bridge is the first female writer in the history of the Bond franchise and was brought in to give a ‘female perspective’ to the film. She also played the feminist robot L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The film is also set to tackle progressive issues such as climate change and eco-friendliness. The villain of the film, played by last year’s Oscar winner Rami Malek, is said to be an eco-terrorist who will target the world’s oceans. Bond’s classic car, the Aston Martin will be replaced with the electric Rapide E model of the car. No Time to Die will be released April 3, 2020 in the United Kingdom and on April 8, 2020 in the United States.