At the end of Spectre, we know that James Bond retires from the life of espionage.
Fans speculated about who would replace Bond in the franchise, many casting their bets on Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, and even Harry Styles. But the 007 production crew has been known to keep mum until they are ready for the world to know. Well, they are ready. Lashana Lynch has received the 007 baton.
Of course, James Bond is still, well, Bond. But he’s out of the game, now. It’s only natural that a fellow MI:6 operative take over the code name. Lynch will be playing Nomi, fellow super spy in the upcoming film. Of course, Bond will be Bond and will likely try and probably succeed in seducing his fellow operative. Does this mean the franchise is retiring the Bond name and continuing on future films with code name: 007? No one knows at present. We will just have to wait and see.
With the recent news that The Little Mermaid live-action film will have Ariel played by a Black actress, we are anticipating some backlash. But for now, Bond fans are expressing their delight in having the first woman 007 and are welcoming the change.
Lashana Lynch is an English actress of Jamaican descent and is known for playing fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, ABC’s Still Star-Crossed, and British television show Bulletproof. Bond 25 is still filming and is set to be in theaters April 2020.
What do you think about 007 being a woman? A Black woman? Over here, we love it.