Critics and fans have debated for years about having a Black James Bond or a woman to take over the critically-acclaimed franchise, but 31-year-old Lashana Lynch has managed to do both in a creative way.
Lynch, who had a breakthrough role as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, has reportedly been cast as the new 007 in the next James Bond film Bond 25.
“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman,” an insider told the Daily Mail.
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”
The insider went on to say Bond will be attracted to Lynch, but that she won’t be paying him the time of the day.
In May, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the Fleabag creator, who adapted Killing Eve for television, spoke to Deadline about her work polishing the script.
“There’s been a lot of talk about whether or not [the Bond franchise] is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women,” she said.
“I think that’s bollocks. I think he’s absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to this character.”
In April, Lynch shared that’d she be apart of the upcoming film on her Instagram account, but didn’t confirm her role.
Any way it shakes out, y’all are going to get this Black Girl Magic. Congratulations Lashana Lynch!
Bond 25 is slated to release in April of 2020.