For sometime now there has been numerous speculations that the James Bond would see Daniel Craig be replaced by one Idris Iba. This was received by fans in a mixed fashion. Now we have confirmation that the "007", not Bond himself would take a new face!
According to the Daily Mail, "James Bond 25" will introduce the new secret agent in a "pivotal scene." While Daniel Craig will still portray the titular charcter, Lynch's character has taken over the iconic number 007 after Bond's retirement.
Lashana Lynch played Carol Danvers' best friend, Maria Rambeau, in "Captain Marvel."Disney/Marvel
"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 anonymous source told the Mail on Sunday. "It's a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he's been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman."
According to the Mail's source, Lynch's character will act as both Bond's foil and a romantic interest — but his seduction tactics will have little effect on the "brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him."
The upcoming "Bond" film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunagaand co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who wrote BBC's acclaimed comedy "Fleabag" and Golden Globe-winning thriller "Killing Eve." The film is set to be released on April 8, 2020!