Who will succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond has become a never-ending international obsession, with everyone from Tom Hardy to Tom Hiddleston to Idris Elba mentioned at one time or another. However, Deadpool 2 star Morena Baccarin is certain she knows who will next have a license to kill on the big screen: her.
“I think it’s going to be me,” the actress joked to CinePop. “Of course, I have to be the next one, I have the training.”
Although there may be some roadblocks to Baccarin landing the role, there have been rumblings of the 007 producers going in a different direction once Craig exits the role following Bond 25. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have even said the next Bond could be a woman.
Even so, this kind of move would be controversial to some. The recent casting of Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor on Doctor Who — another famous character historically portrayed by a man — caused quite an uproar. This kind of progress is often met with resistance, so the fate of James Bond is far from certain.
As for Baccarin, she’s reprising her role as Vanessa opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2, which opens Friday nationwide.