‘Captain Marvel’ Star Lashana Lynch to Play 007 in ‘Bond 25’?
There’s huge news for James Bond and 007 fans worldwide as it has been finally revealed who will replace Daniel Craig in the super-spy series after the release of Bond 25.
The upcoming film will show the secret agent pass on his legacy to another actor, reported Fox News.
According to the article, the role will be played by Captain Marvel fame actor Lashana Lynch. The 31-year-old appeared alongside Brie Larson in the film as Maria Rambeau, an Air Force pilot.
British actor Idris Elba was supposed to be the front-runner for the role, but with Bond 25 also dealing with the super-spy’s role in the #MeToo era, the makers have opted for a female 007 instead.
Bond 25 is Daniel Craig’s fifth film as James Bond, and also stars the likes of big names such as Christoph Waltz and Rami Malek. It is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2020. The film is directed by True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga, and follows Bond as he returns from retirement on M’s request.
The Daily Mail reports that it was screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Killing Eve and FleaBag fame who was instrumental in making sure the next 007 is a woman.
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