In a first, Lashana Lynch will be both the first woman and the first black actor to play the iconic 007 in the upcoming James Bond movie titled Bond 25, according to the latest reports. The 25th James Bond film will reveal black British actor Lashana Lynch as the new agent 007 with Daniel Craig’s character coming out of retirement for one final mission, as per a report in Daily Mail.
Rumors have been going around that the new James Bond might not be a white man after Daniel Craig steps out of the role, but now it looks like that the next 007 will be played by Lashana Lynch, a black British actress.
In the new film, which is being directed by Cary Joji Fukanaga, Craig’s Bond will be leaving MI6, the United Kingdom’s secret intelligence service. Not much else is known about the film or of Lynch’s character, not even her name.
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman,” a film-insider told the Daily Mail.
Lynch, 31, is known for her roles as fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel and Rosaline Capulet in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed.
The film, set for release in April next year, has hit the headlines for production troubles. Initially, Danny Boyle was supposed to direct the film but he left the project due to creative differences with the producers.