August 14, 2019
Lashana Lynch – The new 007?
The internet has been ablaze with speculation after newspaper reports stated that the iconic role of 007 has been taken over by actress Lashana Lynch. Set for release in 2020, the next addition to the Bond franchise will definitely be a game-changer. It has been mooted that the series is going to experience a major shake-up in terms of its cast.
So, how true are the rumours? Apparently, Daniel Craig is returning as James Bond - we find him retired and living a quiet life in Jamaica. When a new threat raises its head, Bond is recalled to London to face a new foe. We find Lynch playing an agent named Nomi, who goes by the code 007 following Bond in Jamaica – What is going on, right? Could this be leading to spin-off?
The story takes place around the kidnapping of a scientist, who is needed to take part in some sort of genetic experiment. The core cast is set to return, along with more new faces. This includes Ana de Armas, Jeffery Wright, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz and Rami Malek as the movie’s villain.
Casting Lashana Lynch in such a role is a truly bold move by the studio. As to what exactly her involvement in the new Bond movie and its possible sequels will be, it’s still unclear. There has been a lot of speculation around the next actors that would take on the role after Daniel Craig departs. Since Craig stated that he’d rather slash his wrists than play James Bond again in 2015. The question of who is going to be the next James Bond has been circulating.
Since that 2015 statement, many names have been thrown into the ring. These include Richard Madden, James Norton, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Henry Cavill to mention a few. The Bond producer Barbara Broccoli was quoted as saying “Bond was created male and she intended to keep the character male while adding more female characters to the story around him”. This appears to be the case here, with the franchise adding the Nomi character. Audiences will have to wait and see what happens at the end of Bond 25.
Lashana Lynch is probably best known for her role as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel. She has also appeared in other movies such as Fast Girls, Powder Room and Brotherhood. It seems that this role is set to catapult her career into the stratosphere!
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