Nope, that expectation is waaay off ’cause according to the Daily Mail a British actress who we recently came on our radar, Lashana Lynch, will be tackling the iconic role. And yes, Lashana is not only black but female. IAnd as you no doubt know, the James Bond role has always been played by white male actors such as Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton.
And for all those racists out there about to go into cardiac arrest over this development, the situation is not totally what it might appear to be. You see, while Lynch will snag 007’s famed code name, according to the New York Post, she’s not technically the new Bond. Instead, she’ll play a new character who takes over Bond’s secret agent number after he leaves MI6.
“Whew!,” said all the racists collectively. That was close.
In any event, for those who aren’t familiar, Lynch, a West London native, rose to stardom as the fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in “Captain Marvel.” By the way, she has been spotted filming the new version of the film in Italy and the United Kingdom.
According to the story, Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond. However, in a “pivotal scene,” he’ll be called back from retirement and introduced to Lynch as the new 007. Lynch, will be given Bond’s license to kill in the 25th movie in the franchise.
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman,” a source told the Daily Mail.
And with this being a Bond flick, he is of course sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is “baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning,” according to a Daily Mail insider
No matter how you look at it, this is a stunning development because like we said, for years there was speculation the role would eventually be given to Idris Elba. A few weeks back, however, in a Vanity Fair cover story, Elba called the controversy, which was based on his race, “disheartening.”
“You just get disheartened when you get people from a generational point of view going, ‘It can’t be.’ And it really turns out to be the color of my skin,” said Elba, 46. “And then if I get it and it didn’t work, or it did work, would it be because of the color of my skin? That’s a difficult position to put myself into when I don’t need to.”