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There have been rumors circulating for some time that Daniel Craig might be willing to leave the figure of James Bond behind as a black actor, with Idris Elba the most popular choice. Some have even said that a more modern version of the character should be played by a woman – and now that actually happens. Type of.
According to an insider, Craig's secret agent will retreat to the Caribbean in the upcoming Bond 25 . Black British actress Lashana Lynch plays a younger spy who shares his legendary codename & # 39; 007 & # 39; takes over. " There's a crucial scene at the beginning of the movie where M & # 39; says in 007, & walks to Lashana, who is black, pretty, and a woman," they told the Daily Mail. . " It's a moment when popcorn is dripping in. Bond is still Bond, but he was replaced as 007 by this stunning woman."
"Of course Bond is sexually attracted to the new 007 woman and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is stunned if she does not work on a brilliant young black woman who basically turns her eyes and no one is interested in being in Well, certainly not in the beginning. "
The insider added that the term" Bond Girls ", an expression that describes the female characters of the franchise, was replaced by" Bond Women ". "
" There was a lot of talk about whether or not Bond is relevant now because of who he is and how he deals with women, "said Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the author of the pop culture phenomenon. Fleabag and cult spy series Killing Eve, which was made to tighten the screenplay for Bond 25. "I think he is now absolutely relevant. [The franchise] only has to grow. It just has to evolve, and most importantly, the film is going to treat women properly. He does not have to. He has to stay true to his character.
Lashana Lynch is no stranger to films that bring much needed female representation for male-dominated franchisees, and earlier this year she starred with Alison Brie in the MCU's record blockbuster Captain Marvel as Maria Rambeau