WHO IS LASHANA LYNCH? 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE ACTRESS RUMORED TO BE FIRST BLACK, FEMALE 007

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Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond will reportedly happen in the still-untitled 25th Bond film (or Bond 25, as it’s known), and there’s no word yet on who the next actor to play the iconic MI6 agent will be. But a new report suggests that the upcoming film will show that the 007 moniker has been passed off to a new agent, played by Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch.

According to Mail on Sunday, Lynch will be given Bond’s famous code number in the next installment in what is being described as a “pivotal” scene. The new 007 will supposedly be tasked with heading to Jamaica to convince Craig’s Bond to emerge from retirement and help take on whatever new catastrophe is imperiling the global order.

“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,” the anonymous insider said, according to the report, adding, “It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”

If Lynch’s role in the film happens as reported, Bond creatives will technically have made history by having a black woman play Agent 007, while evading possible controversy over whether or not the character of James Bond should be portrayed by a performer who is non-white or female. (read more)

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