There has been a lot of speculation on who will be the next 007 after James Bond resigns, and look like the upcoming venture 'Bond 25' will unveil the mystery. While actor Daniel Craig has been essaying the role in the previous ventures, media reports suggest that black British actor Lashana Lynch will replace him as the new 007 after his character leaves MI6.
As per media reports, the 'Captain Marvel' fame actor Lashana Lynch's character will take over Bond’s secret agent code after his retirement from the franchise. As per media reports, the upcoming Bond film will show him finally pass the torch. Interestingly, the new 007 will reportedly get the license to kill.
As reported by ANI, "There is a pivotal scene at the start of the 25th film where M says 'Come in 007,' and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman. It's a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he's been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman," a Bond insider stated.
"Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don't work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning," the source added. The source also claimed that the phrase "Bond girls" is now verboten: The females in the spy franchise are now reportedly ordered to be called "Bond women."
The internet seems to be welcoming to the 31-year-old's version of 007. As the news of her taking over Bond's iconic number surfaced, fans have widely hailed the decision, and praised the franchise for 'breaking stereotypes' and termed it as a 'historic move'.
Here's how netizens have reacted to the news:
MJ IS A BLACK WOMAN— carol danvers and jessica drew are soulmates || 📌 (@damnversdrew) July 14, 2019
ASGARD'S NEW LEADER IS A BLACK WOMAN
STARFIRE IS A BLACK WOMAN
ARIEL IS A BLACK WOMAN
THE NEW 007 IS A BLACK WOMAN
I LOVE THIS SONG KEEP IT GOING
Wow. Lashana Lynch is the next 007. She’s not playing Bond, but will take over the code name. Brava, Phoebe Waller-Bridge for ushering in a new era where WoC can lead a spy series, like Sandra Oh in #KillingEve. H/t @iamlaurenp https://t.co/qcSpMHF2zR— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) July 14, 2019
As per media reports, 'Bond 25' revolves around Bond, whose peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter [Wright] from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
The film, however, has had a tumultuous journey. It earlier hit a roadblock following a troubled script process that saw original director Danny Boyle exit the project over creative differences with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, resulting in a delay to the production and a subsequent delay to the planned release date, originally slated for October 2019. Later another accident followed the makers when a controlled explosion went wrong during the shooting of the film, damaging the exterior of the famous 007 stage at the iconic studio and injuring a crew member outside the stage.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, 'Bond 25' is scheduled to hit the big screens on April 8, 2020.
(With inputs from ANI)
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