Every bond film has added new aspects to the character of 007, especially the Daniel Craig series. It not only humanized the character more but also enhanced the personality of his colleagues while also introducing Lashana Lynch as the first female 007.
As the producers gear up to cast the new bond since Daniel Craig’s departure in No Time to Die, they’ve insisted on reinventing the character again. At the moment, Henry Cavill and Idris Elba seem to be at top of the list to be the next super-spy.
Lashana Lynch’s portrayal of 007
Joining Daniel Craig‘s run as James Bond, Lashana Lynch became the next 007, Nomi in No Time to Die after Bond retired in the previous film. She was the first black and female person to become 007, as the actor is of African-Jamaican descent.
Nomi was first introduced when M says “Come in 007” while talking to Daniel Craig’s Bond and she enters the screen. The makers of the film expected the scene to be a “popcorn-dropping moment” as it was considered pivotal in the Bond franchise’s history.
Lashana Lynch’s future in the bond franchise
Due to the departure of Daniel Craig, many fans wanted Lashana Lynch to be the lead in the next bond film, solidifying her character in the franchise, but the producers seem intent on casting a male. The actor commented on the legacy she left behind in an interview with Empire. She said:
“I’m glad that my culture, Jamaica and London, were encapsulated into this one film… I signed up for one film and I don’t know if they entirely know where it’s gonna go… I genuinely don’t know anything, but it’s exciting to wonder!”
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While describing her performance, she said Nomi was portrayed as an “awkward Brit girl” as she didn’t want a “clean-cut version of the first 007 being a Black woman.” Considering the potential character development left for Nomi, many wonder if she will return.