Whatever the case, the MeToo movement and questions over Bond’s advances in outings as recent as Skyfall have seen the 007 franchise commit to a change of sorts.
Just last year, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli told the BBC: “The Me Too movement has had a huge impact – rightfully, thankfully – on society, and these films should reflect that, as everything we do should.”
While Daniel Craig added: “Bond has always adapted for the times. But you’re dealing with a character who is flawed, who has issues, and I think that’s something that’s worth still exploring and grappling with.
“Of course, we wouldn’t be movie-makers or creative people if we didn’t have an eye on what was going on in the outside world.”