logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Lashana Lynch Is Reportedly the New 007 in Upcoming 'James Bond' Film

Claudine Varela
Jul 17, 2019
08:38 A.M.

"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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
Advertisement

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.”

Advertisement
Advertisement

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.”

Advertisement

...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.

info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Jennifer Grey Was Married to Clark Gregg for 19 Years and Share a Child — She Cried When They Separated

February 06, 2022

‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ - What to Know About the New Marvel Movie

May 06, 2022

Laura Dern’s Dating History: Everything We Know about the ‘Jurassic Park’ Star’s Love Life

May 23, 2022

'The Northman' Star Claes Bang Is Married to Lis Kasper Bang and Is Stepfather of Her 2 Children - Meet His Family

April 15, 2022

Is Natalie Portman Married? Inside the Love Life of the ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Star

May 09, 2022

Inside Sean Connery's $34M French Home Where He Lived with Wife of 45 Years When He Had an Affair

April 12, 2022

Pierce Brosnan Suffered ‘Cruelness’ as a Child after Mom and Dad Left Him: ‘It Was Ugly'

February 26, 2022

Liam Neeson's Sons, Who Became Semi-Orphaned on Mother's Passing, Experienced 'Double Pressure' Growing Up

January 30, 2022

Craig Wayne Boyd Was Homeless before Winning 'The Voice' — Now He Is Happy Father of Five

April 21, 2022

What to Expect in the New ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

May 24, 2022

Zoë Kravitz Had An Awkward Scene With Robert Pattinson While Filming 'Batman'

April 19, 2022

Samuel L Jackson & Wife Are Married for 41 Years & 'Still Love Each Other' Though They Took 10 Years to Wed

March 10, 2022

How Old Is Pierce Brosnan? - The Actor Once Shared Advice on Aging

May 16, 2022

How Many Kids Does Ewan McGregor Have? Get to Know the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Actor’s Daughters and Son

May 05, 2022