Daniel Craig’s ‘Bond’ Successor Is a Woman

Written by on July 16, 2019

London, United Kingdom (4E) – Daniel Craig will soon retire as James Bond with his final 007 film and sources suggest that his successor will be revealed in the upcoming ‘Bond 25’.

As Craig nears his retirement, many actors have heavily rumored and favored to take on the role including heavy hitters such as Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill and Tom Hardy. However, fans will be in for a huge surprise as it is being reported that the torch will be passed to a woman.

According to The Daily Mail, reports claim that British actress Lashana Lynch is being considered to play the next Agent 007. It is said that screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge intervened to have Lynch inherit the role.

“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,” a source close to the production said. “It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”

Interestingly, the source said that the term “Bond girls” are now being ruled out and the females in the franchise are now being called “Bond women”.

There has been a lot of talk about whether Bond is still relevant in this day given how he treats women at a time where people are fighting for gender equality. Waller-Bridge that the role is still vey much relevant, but the franchise needs to evolve.

“It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to his character,” the screenwriter said.

31-year-old Lynch had her breakout moment in ‘Captain Marvel’, where she portrayed Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau and best friend of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.

The report has yet been confirmed, although last year ‘Bond’ producer Barbara Broccoli told The Guardian that there will “never” be a female Bond.

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