Gillian Anderson Would Be the Next Bond

Forget all the talk about Daniel Craig, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston, if Gillian Anderson’s fans had a vote, the “X-Files” veteran would be the next Bond. Jane Bond.

Amid feverish speculation about who might star in the next 007 movie — will Craig reprise the role or turn in his license to kill? — fans took to Twitter to offer their suggestions for the #NextBond. While there were votes for the likes of Elba, Hiddleston, Luke Evans and Tom Hardy, Anderson quickly emerged as a front-runner.

It remains to be seen whether MGM, Columbia Pictures and Eon Productions are paying attention, but Anderson certainly is. The actress tweeted a fan-produced poster showing her in front of the franchise’s signature gun-barrel motif.

“It’s Bond,” Anderson wrote, “Jane Bond.”