Lashana: The New Bond 007

Lashana: The New Bond 007

British actress Lashana Lynch, born to Jamaican parents is taking the media by storm with her newest movie role.  Best known for her role in the 2019 “Captain Marvel,” Lynch is soon to be the first black woman to take on the task of being the newest 007 agent added to the James Bond crew. Though Lynch is not going to be the up and coming “Bond 25,” she will nonetheless play the character of a woman named Nomi, who would most likely replace Bond after his retirement.  According to Garel, an insider has reported that “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.”

This new addition to the Bond franchise, though it may seem controversial is certainly a welcoming idea, as over the past years there have been major complaints about the lack of non-white actors and actresses and the absence of female main characters. The Nomi initiative is owed to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who created “Fleebag” and “Killing Eve.” According to Waller-Bridge, ″[The franchise] has just got to grow. 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.”

Following her first leading role on Shonda Rhimes’ ABC period drama, “Still Star-Crossed,” and after being trained classically in theatre at the renowned performing arts, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Lynch is ready and able to embrace her exciting career. Ms. Lynch’s first debut was in 2011 with the movie “Fast Girls,” however, she was able to take the media by storm and really put herself on the map with her role as a fighter pilot name Maria Rambeau in “Captain Marvel.”

Though this is a big deal for Lynch and many other supporters, it is not so well received by some.  This includes Trina Parks, who made history in 1971, by becoming the first black “Bond Girl” starring alongside Sean Connery in “Diamonds are Forever.”  According to actress Trina Parks, “Miss Bond doesn’t have the same ring to it.” Well, of course, it would not have the same ring to it. The movie as is popularly known is taking on a new and pretty exciting twist.  Like everything else, it is evolving into something new…with a different twist. Which may not be such a bad thing after all.  

Insider source confirmed that there will be an obvious “sexual attraction” to Lashana Lynch as 007 by Bond, however, his efforts will be useless on her.  Also, the term “Bond Girls” has been replaced with “Bond Women”. According to the insider, “This is a Bond for the modern era who will appeal to a younger generation while sticking true to what we all expect in a Bond film.” “There are spectacular chase sequences and fights, and Bond is still Bond but he’s having to learn to deal with the world of #MeToo.”

There are some obvious reservations by Daniel Craig in doing another Bond film; however, he declares that if he did do the film, it’s mainly because of the financial gains. Despite it all, Craig will continue to be a crucial part of the movie’s storyline. Also, reports have surfaced that he will come out of retirement to assist Lynch in her new role.  The movie is scheduled to for theaters in April of 2020.

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