It’s time for a woman to save the world. At least Pierce Brosnan thinks so.
Here are the actresses bookies believe have a chance.
The South Africa-born Hollywood star and Oscar winner has been given the shortest odds to turn her talents to the Bond franchise.
Theron may bring award-winning acting ability to the role of the sophisticated British agent.
Drafted in as a writer for the latest instalment following her breakout success with Fleabag, and the hit drama Killing Eve, the British actress has a chance of taking on more of Bond than the script.
The comic star has already vowed to make women in the franchise “feel like real people”.
The Liverpool-born actress has proven herself adept in the world of fictional espionage and assassinations.
As the sanguine Villanelle, Comer won plaudits for her dramatic ability, which could stand her in good stead as 007.
After her breakout role in The Wolf Of Wall Street the Australian actress has gone on to have success in Suicide Squad and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
The leading lady has been given long odds to take on the mantle of Bond.
Claire Foy has already felt the pressure of playing a UK institution and symbol of Britishness.
Her time play Queen Elizabeth in The Crown could help her adapt to the expectations placed on the female 007.
Angelina Jolie has been doing her bit to save the world through her work as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees.
She has been included in the running to save the world from fictional terrors as the famous British agent.
On the outer reaches of possibility, the actress has experience in playing heroes working for intelligence agencies with her role as Clarice Starling in The Silence Of The Lambs.