Most people do not read the original novels and of those who do, most don't care. Movies must stand on their own.I think it could be a female 007 if the actor has a very extrovert personality don't think Daniel Craig or pierce Brosnan were accurate, David Niven should have done more ,but who knows ,maybe he was starting to feel the affects of motor neurone disease ,even before his speech was affected ,I'm less interested in BBC productions so I'll wait for commercial channels for British scifi
The way I look at the Bond series is that every incarnation is a new person taking on the 007 James Bond persona. Sean Connery Bond retires and Lazenby is recruited for the position. Lazenby drops out after his heart is broken by the loss of Diana Rigg (I'd be crushed too.) and Simon Templar - er Roger Moore - is recruited. This goes on as long as MI6 needs to fill the 007 position in the organization and the position has James Bond as its code name. So they get to have distinctly different personalities.
Daniel Craig does not fit this pattern. This is a complete reboot of the franchise and owes nothing to the existing canon. Start over from Casino Royale and go from there. (Judy Dench was positively brilliant as M.) Craig actually "retires" twice in the series but somehow always ends up being called back. In his final go, he works alongside his replacement, a female 007. The cycle continues. Craig is the only Bond to die LOD. The slot still needs to be filled and only time will tell if Lashana Lynch will stay in it.