A black woman will assume the newest 007 in the next installment in the James Bond series, Bond 25 (2020). Meet Jamaican-born British actress Lashana Lynch, 31. She is best known for her role as a fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel.
Many have wondered who would carry on the legacy after Daniel Craig especially because the role has been played by white men. Many were suggesting Idris Elba portray the new 007, however, Lynch makes history as the first black actress to adopt the 007 code name.
Now according to reports, Bond will still be played by Daniel Craig, however, Lynch’s character Nomi “will be introduced with Bond’s secret agent number after he retires from MI6.”
A source tells Daily Mail:
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”
Check out the behind-the-scenes footage below:
On set with #Bond25: Jamaica.— James Bond (@007) June 25, 2019
Check out director Cary Fukunaga, Daniel Craig (James Bond #007), @jfreewright (Felix Leiter) and @LashanaLynch (Nomi) in this behind the scenes look at our recent Caribbean filming. Watch the full video at https://t.co/1JH3zpzGuv pic.twitter.com/cIo5iMzVoN