Who will be the next James Bond? A lot of names are being dropped for the coveted role: Henry Cavill, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Edris Elba, to name a few. All good contenders, but these gentlemen might not make the cut in this modern era of gender appropriation. A campaign is already underway to have the next 007 be a woman.
Chris Hemsworth recently tweeted that it’s time for a woman to be the next James Bond. His choice? Charlize Theron. “She embodies every sort of ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that that character should have,” Hemsworth told W’s Lynn Hirschberg. “She’s smart as h-ll. She’s physically able. I worked with her on Snow White and the Huntsman. Watching her in those fight scenes, doing it in high heels, by the way, and an eight foot long gown was even more impressive.”
Hirschberg agrees and argues that the star of films such as “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Monster,” “Aeon Flux,” “Prometheus,” and “Atomic Blonde” is the James Bond we need NOW: She’s strong, can take a beating in a fight, is good at playing fearless women, doesn’t mind getting ugly for the camera, can play characters who rack up high death tolls, and, drumroll please, can embody Bond’s sexual prowess because she had hot sex with a French agent in “Atomic Blonde” who happened to be a woman.