A movie producer has shut down rumors that the next James Bond could be a woman but says that a man of any color can play the character.
There have been rumors swirling for some time that British actor Idris Elba could be the next Bond. And while some people were outraged by the possibility of a Black Bond - many were excited by the prospect.
But a female Bond is off the table.
"He can be of any color, but he is male," Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said. "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 a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that."
Current Bond, Daniel Craig will play Bond for the fifth and final time in the upcoming flick, No Time to Die. Producers have not yet named the actor who will take his place.