Lashana Lynch has broken the mold in every way with her role for the upcoming Bond 25, as she will reportedly be taking on the role of 007 for the upcoming movie.
For many years now, fans have been wanting and speculating a change to come for the secret agent after current Bond Daniel Craig finally departs from the role. While some have hoped for a Black Male lead such as Idris Elba while others have speculated maybe a female taking on the role such as Keira Knightley, it seems now fans have the best of both worlds as Lynch is both female and African American.
Lynch, most notable for recently starring alongside Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson in the Marvel Studios $1billion hit Captain Marvel as Maria Rambeau, was announced as a new member of the cast for the upcoming 25th James Bond movie during the casting reveal earlier this year.
While her character is known as Nomi, it has been recently revealed that Nomi will be the new 007 at the start of the movie due to former 007 James Bond in retirement despite still being the leading man of the movie.
This new twist for the movie franchise will also see James Bond be called out of retirement for as yet unknown reasons and taking a shine to the new female 007 but will be surprised when his usual tricks of the trade do not work.
Nomi is slated to not be the typical “Bond Girl” as sources state that Lynch’s performance as 007 puts her as an equal to Craig’s Bond.
If reports are to be believed, then after Daniel Craig officially leaves the role of James Bond, Lashana Lynch’s Nomi may, in fact, become the official new 007 for the franchise, meaning a black female actress will be taking over the role of James Bond in the 57 year-long Caucasian male-led franchise.
As well as Daniel Craig and Lashana Lynch, the yet to be titled ‘Bond 25’ movie also stars Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah
Bond 25 is scheduled for release on April 3 2020 in the United Kingdom and April 8 2020 in the United States of America