Female James Bond? Piers Morgan says: “If the woke warriors dare make him a woman I’m going to campaign for Wonder Woman to be a man.”
The last movie from the 007 franchise, No Time To Die, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, is just around the corner. As this would also be the last Bond role for the 53-year-old actor, people now wonder who should be the next James Bond. Some believe it should be a female – a suggestion that has divided everyone involved in the production, including millions of fans.
Famous English journalist Piers Morgan, who admits “James Bond is one of my all-time favourite movie characters,” has recently published an article in Daily Mail regarding the issue.
James Bond is about the last real man standing in Hollywood and if the woke warriors dare make him a woman I’m going to campaign for Wonder Woman to be a man.https://t.co/pTJ6R3BHjw via @MailOnline
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 30, 2021
According to the famous broadcaster, a female 007 agent would present “a more lethal threat to [James Bond] than Oddjob, Goldfinger or Jaws ever did.”
Explaining the symbolism of Ian Fleming’s character, Morgan writes:
“To me, 007 epitomises everything a man should strive to be: he’s handsome, intelligent, courageous, tough, eloquent, witty, suave, sophisticated, determined, and ruthless when he needs to be…
From Sean Connery to Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan to Daniel Craig, the men chosen to play Bond have exuded the steely-eyed, testosterone-fuelled, deadly charm required to keep the franchise at the very top of its Hollywood game for six decades.”
Referring to those who appeal for a female 007, Morgan says Bond would “rather shoot himself than drink from the woke fountain of insufferable virtue-signalling bullsh*t.”
Further in the article, the journalist discusses a questionable quote from Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the UK’s opposition Labour Party.
In an interview for ITV’s Good Morning Britan, when asked if he had a favourite Bond of the seven actors who’ve played him, Starmer said:
“I don’t have a favourite Bond, but I do think it’s time for a female Bond.”
Without even being asked the question, uber woke Keir Starmer declares next James Bond should be female.
Even Phoebe Waller Bridge concedes Bond is a bloke!
The blowhards today suggest Starmer could win back Red Wall after his conference speech.
This answer suggests otherwise! pic.twitter.com/mdyPrF7h91
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) September 30, 2021
“One of Europe’s most senior politicians is publicly advocating for the most famous male spy in history to have a sex change. He had no reason to do this. Nobody asked him to say it, there was no political pressure on him to say it.”
He then recalled a Daniel Craig interview, where the actor himself said that 007 should not be a woman. Craig, who has played the character in five movies, told Radio Times:
“There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”
— Filmthusiast (@itsfilmthusiast) September 17, 2021
Morgan also agreed with Barbara Broccoli, the producer who runs the Bond franchise, who said:
“James Bond is a male character. I hope that there will be many, many films made with women, for women, by women, about women. I don’t think we have to take a male character and have a woman portray him.”
The broadcaster puts a “less sensitively worded spin” on the abovementioned advice, saying: “Create your own bloody spies, ladies.”
O dear O (7) dear.
James Bond would never wear a garish pink suede dinner jacket. You’re supposed to be a steely-eyed assassin with exemplary sartorial taste, Mr Craig…. not an Austin Powers tribute act. 👎 pic.twitter.com/Mg6AT6UXTp
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 29, 2021
According to Morgan, instead of striving for a female version of an iconic male character, women should focus on their right to be called women. He explained:
“The CDC issued a new covid vaccine advisory to pregnant women in which it repeatedly called them ‘pregnant people.’
This systematic war on women, and the right of women to be called women, should be the primary focus for all feminists, female and male.
Instead, we’re seeing vast amounts of feminist energy devoted to trying to destroy James Bond by making him a woman.”
The English TV personality also expresses his confusion over the fact that even Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 from 1995 to 2002, backs the idea. The 68-year-old actor said:
“I think we’ve watched the guys do it (play Bond) for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”
ICYMI, Pierce Brosnan is all for a woman taking over from James Bond as 007 – 'I think we've watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there.'
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) September 9, 2019
However, another iconic actor who played James Bond before Brosnan, the late Sir Roger Moore, once explained why the character should be impersonated by men:
“That wasn’t what Ian Fleming wrote. It’s about being true to the character.”
As a conclusion, Morgan asks his readers: “Can you even begin to imagine the howls of outrage if the next Wonder Woman movie was suddenly announced as Wonder Man?”
“It would be utterly preposterous to have Wonder Man replace Wonder Woman, just as it would be utterly preposterous to see James Bond turned into Jane Bond.
So back off our 007.
He’s virtually the last real man standing in a Hollywood neutered by the emasculating cult of illiberal liberal fascists – and I’ll fight until the last drop of my blood to save him from the woke wastrels.”
"Whoever does it, good luck to them," Daniel Craig said of the next James Bond. With "No Time to Die," the actor bids farewell to the spy he’s played since 2006. https://t.co/o9PXqgcuID pic.twitter.com/AoWctDkmwT
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 30, 2021
Should the next James Bond be female, or should the franchise choose an actor who would stay true to Ian Fleming’s character? Let us know where you stand in the comment section!