Lashana Lynch Is Reportedly the New 007 in Upcoming 'James Bond' Film
"Captain Marvel" actress Lashana Lynch is reportedly the new 007 making history as the first woman to be cast for the role. Lynch is said to be taking over Bond's number as Daniel Craig's character goes on retirement.
The suspense surrounding who the next 007 will be is over. The Daily Mail surprisingly revealed it will be a woman and she’s Black and beautiful.
A "POPCORN-DROPPING" TWIST
For the 25th project of the franchise, British spymaster, M played by Ralph Fiennes will be calling in 007 at the beginning of the film and that’s when actress Lashana Lynch waltzes in. The “popcorn-dropping moment” as a movie insider has coined it is a welcome change to the storyline which now places a woman as the spy to watch out for.
Lynch will not be using the Bond name. She’ll only be adopting his number as Daniel Craig’s character goes into full retirement in Jamaica
Lynch was hand-picked by feminist TV writer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also wrote BBC’s “Killing Eve” and “Fleabag.” The writer was recruited for the franchise in order to ensure it swims with the times and stays relevant.
MOVE OVER 007
Contrary to what many may think, Lynch will not be using the Bond name. She’ll only be adopting his number as Daniel Craig’s character goes into full retirement in Jamaica. Lynch will be going by the name Nomi and will reportedly show up as 007 in a scene where the real Bond is called back in to work closely with her. According to the film’s sources, the classic seduction moves of Bond will not work on Nomi, at least at the beginning.
“Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed,” the source revealed to The Daily Mail. “Well, certainly not at the beginning.”
FRESH FROM HER "CAPTAIN MARVEL" SUCCESS...
Lynch’s participation in the film comes in the heels of the success of “Captain Marvel” where she played Maria Rambeau. She also previously appeared in the abruptly ended ABC drama series “Still Star-Crossed” and the British show, “Bulletproof.”
...AND IN THE HEELS OF A STREAK OF SETBACKS IN FILMING
Her historical casting may also be a welcome treat for fans who were disappointed when Grace Jones backed out of the film recently. She walked out just minutes after arriving on set when she discovered her role was a mere cameo.
The Bond franchise has been plagued with a lot of setbacks lately including three explosions on the set, a switch in directors and Craig’s ankle injury. With this bit of good news concerning Lynch, the tides may finally be turning to a positive direction.