The world could be about to get its first female Bond, as Cillian Murphy and James Norton have been overtaken by “any” actress. Mary Poppins star Emily Blunt has had her odds cut from 250/1 to 50/1 to play the iconic British spy with Gillian Anderson’s name also being bandied about. Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson said: “Despite male actors dominating since its inception, we’ve finally seen a trend that is going towards a female taking up the coveted role.
In a twist which had its origins in an episode first aired 18 years ago, the turn taken by The X-Files in its season 11 premiere in the US last night has shocked fans to their core.
“The X-Files” will return for Season 11 on Wednesday, along with its lead characters, longtime partners Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. At New York Comic Con in October, Anderson said the latest installment of the recently revived sci-fi classic would be here last — an announcement that rattled fans. “I’ve said from the beginning this is it for me,” Anderson told TV Guide.