British actress Lashana Lynch is now to play the role of James Bond, making her the first black woman to play the lead role in the movie.
It would be the first time a white man will not play 007 in the spy movie series’ 57-year run.
The daily mall reported Sunday, citing a “movie insider” that Lynch who is a black female is the new character who takes over James Bond’s 007 designation in the next movie in the series after his departure from M16. But she is not the new bond.
Daniel Craig is again playing the British super spy, James Bond in “Bond 25” which is currently being filmed. Bond begins the movie retired, but is recalled into action. The “popcorn-dropping moment” according to the report is introduced when Ralph Fiennes’ “M” says “Come in 007” and in walks Lynch, the unnamed source said.
Bond attempts to seduce 007, according to the article (Huffpost is still attempting to verify the report). A first look video of the production posted last month did not appear to drop any serious hints about the possible development.
The role that Lynch (“Captain Marvel”) plays in “Bond 25” is “Nomi”. But if that comes with 007 attached to her name, many people on Twitter are happy with the choice.