Then why refer to the movie as the latest installment in the "James Bond" series? Instead of destroying a reliable money making franchise in the name of PC and social justice they'd have been one heck of a lot smarter to make the female lead version (Mary Sue Bond? ) a spin-off series. Sort of a lighter and higher quality PG-13 version of Atomic Blonde that might actually work IF they avoid having to live up to comparisons to Sean Connery. As it is I expect it to be nearly as successful as the Ghostbusters remake.\nDo some reading before making assumptions! The next movie is still a James Bond movie, with Bond as the main character! He is retired and thus no longer holds an agent number. The character who does have the 007 agent number is a side character and not the protagonist. As for a spin-off series with a female 007, that was just my conjecture, I have no idea if that is being talked about. I would heartily welcome it though and be more interested in that than another movie centered around Bond. There are 25 movies about Bond; what more can be said about him? Bond is a great character but has been recycled many times. I would love to see a spy series with a female lead that could maintain the same level of quality.