Ummm you understand canon right? One of your examples is correct, the other is just plain ol' historical inaccuracy. Like John Wayne playing Genghis Khan or Jodie Turner-Smith playing Anne Boleyn.Well, it would just be wrong to violate the holy canon law.
Funny how it don't violate the canon when Othello is played by Orson Welles or Geronimo by Chuck Connors.
But of course in this case you don't get it. James Bond is 007. 007 is James Bond. Look, even if they retired James and replaced him with his his brother Albert, then Albert Bond would still be 008. It don't matter the gender, if you change the title character's name they can't be 007.
If Hollyweird is so desperate to pump out themes instead of story and character development, maybe they should create their own worlds and characters and leave existing ones alone. Ya know, instead of trying to suck whatever last bit of revenue they can from a franchise before they destroy it completely.
Meanwhile, it would appear that Natalie Portman is going to be the next Thor. Now, I don't know about you but when I picture the Norse god of thunder my mind doesn't exactly think of a 5'3" Jewish woman who weighs 108 lbs soaking wet.
And finally, John Leguizamo was just whining about the new Mario Bros Movie being made. He cried that it's going to be a "White" production with no "Latinx actors playing the leads". I'll let that sink in while you say Mario and Luigi real slow in your head and maybe you'll begin to understand just how fucking dumb all this CRT shit really is.
I know, let's start altering all the great works of art in the art galleries and museums that don't represent today's multicultural and "gender fluid" society so that they do. I mean who the fuck cares. It's only someone else's artistic vision, no sweat off our nuts, right?
While we're at it, let's say fuck it to historical accuracy. Gonna make a movie revolving around Asian folklore? Fuck it, get an Australian Aborigine to play the lead. Gonna make a Lord of the Rings TV series? Fuck it. Who cares if the world of Middle Earth revolves around Norse, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon mythology, let's cram a bunch of multiracial gender fluidity in there. We gots a message to spread ya know.
Gonna make a movie about Michael Jackson? Hey, you guessed it, fuck it. Let's get one of the Fiennes brothers to play him. Yep, they did that. I mean if you can't find a Black actor and/or musical artist to portray Michael Jackson, you ain't looking too hard.