June 1, 2016


Will Susanne Bier Be the First Female 'James Bond' Director?

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Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for ZFF

The James Bond franchise has been ruled by men ever since 1962's Dr. No, but now that has the possibility to change! According to Radio Times, Susanne Bier has been added to the shortlist of directors being considered for the next Bond film.

If picked, the Danish filmmaker behind AMC's The Night Manager will be the first female 007 director. Sam Mendes, who directed Skyfall and last year's Spectre, announced (like main star Daniel Craig) he will not return to the franchise.

This news comes after both Priyanka Chopra and Gillian Anderson have expressed their interests of wanting to pick up where Craig left off by playing "Jane Bond." The Quantico star told The Wrap, “I don’t think Bond does too much, he’s just suave and sexy. He rolls out with his martini and fancy cars. Wow, it sounds like my life already.”

But while we wait to see if the Bond franchise will be overthrown by women, click here for all the films you can't miss this summer!