Man at His Best

Gillian Anderson Wants To be Bond

…Jane Bond. Agent Scully hints at role in 007 reboot.

BY Jason S Ganesan | May 25, 2016 | Culture

The Guardian

With Daniel Craig doing everything humanly possible to distance himself from James Bond (even reportedly turning down USD$100 million to reprise the role), a new candidate has thrown her hat into the ring.

Agent Dana Scully herself, Gillian Anderson, hinted that she would accept the role of a female 007, by tweeting “It’s Bond, Jane Bond,” along a badly Photoshopped fan poster and the hashtag #NextBond.


A note of caution: Anderson has clearly mastered this internet business, and could just be taking the art of trolling to new heights. Nevertheless, a Bond reboot with Anderson—who, by the way, played a Londoner in The Fall—could reinvigorate the franchise, which seems to be matching Craig’s diminishing interest with diminishing returns.

Many names have been put forth for a reboot, including long-time fan favourite Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston after his turn as ex-soldier-turned-spy in The Night Manager, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s Henry Cavill.