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The faith of who will play the next James Bond is once again a topic of conversation. We all know by now that current James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, will not be returning to the role after the latest Bond 25. We all know that Idris Elba is the current fan favourite to take over the role. And most recently the rumours has even reached everybody’s favourite doctor, Benedict Cumberbatch’s door step.
The latest round of rumours evolves around an even stranger source that has us at Marie Claire perking up our ears. Actress Lashana Lynch, we know her as Captain Marvel’s best friend, has been spotted at locations that Bond 25 is currently shooting at. This has sparked rumours that she will be replacing Craig as 007 instead. Reports are saying that the fact that Lynch will be replacing Craig as 007 is true. But rest assure that she will not be replacing the James Bond character.
Reports has it that…
The well loved Bond will still be part of the new movie but not as 007. Instead, Bond will reportedly force his assistance on Lynch’s character. Of course being a 007 movie there will be elements of sexual attraction thrown in. So Lynch’s character is said to have to fend off the unwelcome sexual advances from Bond in the movie as well.
With the introduction of a major change in the classic spy franchise, there will of course be met with resistance from fans. Not only is Lynch a woman, she is also black, a complete opposite to the very white, manly and straight Bond.
To reduce the blow of replacing the world famous spy with a woman, producers have hired writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge to transition the change. Casting Lynch while keeping the focus still on Bond, the writer and director Cary Fukunaga can have the crowd turn both ways. This will mean that they get to add a woman of colour to the 007 legacy while at the same time honouring the character that was created in the 50s and played by many men before Craig.
What do you think about Lynch’s casting as 007? Do you think Lynch will be able to carry the legacy that is the double-oh spy series?