Daniel Craig’s retirement as 007 agent James Bond leaves many questions about the future of the film franchise. At the top of that list is whether studios might deviate from the long-standing tradition of having white men play the iconic role and expand the opportunity to women and actors of color.
At the World Premiere of No Time To Die in London, which marks Craig’s last turn in the British series, we spoke with stars on the red carpet about the direction they hope to see the next films take. Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge shared she’s particularly looking forward to more progressive iterations of the story down the line.
“I’m excited about it because there’s so much conversation around the misogyny attached to James Bond,” she said. “It means it can be a part of the conversation in a bigger way rather than just erasing the idea of it. Rather than doing that, it’s really important to actually keep it discussed in the work and I think James Bond is a really good place to do that because of his history.”