James Bond 'probably' will never be a woman -The Asian Age

James Bond will "probably" never be played by a female actress, the film series' executive producer has said. Barbara Broccoli, who is in charge of casting '007,' told the Guardian: "Bond is male. He's a male character. He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male.

"And that's fine. We don't have to turn male characters into women." Current Bond star Daniel Craig, has suggested the next film, due out in 2020, will be his last as 007.

Idris Elba has been one of the actors rumoured to take on the role, after posting a cryptic tweet earlier this year.While others have wondered whether a woman could be cast in the role.