Idea for Balancing Workload of Next Actor
During his tenure, the workload for Craig was always something of an issue, either because of the physically demanding action scenes which sometimes resulted in injury, or just the matter of filling so much screen time.
Perhaps this would be an idea, though I'm sure it's flawed in some way I can't see: maybe future Bond films should be split 60/40 between the next actor and a female co-lead. They would feature in alternate scenes and occasionally, and briefly, meet each other before staying together for the whole of the last act.
Such a female lead would change with each film. Depending on the plot, you could a brave, resourceful and clever female character who can be, say, a financial analyst, a biochemist, a computer hacker, an activist, a soldier - someone, in other words, who can plausibly advance the plot themselves instead of the film relying on Bond alone to do that.
The woman could be an up-and-comer - in the way that Emilia Clarke or Felicity Jones was a few years ago - so wouldn't be a big enough star to be busy on other films or unwilling to play the second lead.
This will not only make the films less arduous for the Bond actor but also satisfy the need for giving women good roles in the franchise and widen the usual audience demographic of this series (typically men either middle-aged or older).
You could have two units shooting at once (or four if you give each a second unit to tackle the action, which is what happens now).
The shoots would be quicker as a result, and we could even have a film every two years. With fewer days on set for the Bond actor, he could also find time to do a mid-budget indie, like Tom Holland's recent Cherry.
Probably wrong-headed of me to suggest it, but would this be feasible, do you think?