First it was a Black Arial, now it looks like 007 is next!
According to the Daily Mail, a source close to the upcoming Bond 25 film claims that Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch will be tapped as the newest 007, the first Black and female actress to do so in the film’s 57-year franchise.
“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M [played by Ralph Fiennes] says, ‘Come in 007,’ and in walks Lashana who is Black, beautiful, and a woman. It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman,” says the source.
The source added, “Bond, of course, is 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.”
That, and from now own the phrase, “Bond girls” is forbidden and will be replaced with “Bond women.”
Now, there seems to be a little confusion on the Internet, but be clear: Lynch is NOT the new Bond. Most likely, James Bond will always be a man (and will probably always be white.)
But that’s OK, because what this means is that this beautiful dark skinned BLACK WOMAN will most likely be the face of the franchise for the future.
Meanwhile, Black Twitter was on fire when the news hit! Here’s what they had to say:
Black Twitter Is Hyped That Lashana Lynch Will Be The Next 007! was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
Tired: People begging for representation in a longstanding outdated 007 franchise.— Octavia Butler knew... (@NotNikyatu) July 14, 2019
Wired: Agree w/ Aisling.
Inspired: casting Lashana Lynch, a "Black female actor" in an original franchise w/ Black Diasporic mythos rather throw her to the wolves of a violently racist fan base. https://t.co/bsLT5cu6z1
me bc wh*te m*n are upset that lashana lynch is in the new james bond movie pic.twitter.com/dt8JfXowZA— the real neil patrick harris (@miIfhive) July 14, 2019
white racists who said idris elba couldnt play james bond because he’s black now finding out that they casted a black woman instead pic.twitter.com/4YGm3tjDIS— saffron 🌱 (@yeunftw) July 14, 2019
Ppl in the comments hate this, but think Scarlett Johansson deserves better. Y’all have no shame about looking like racist hypocrites at all. https://t.co/7R03A0KXkX— Valerie Complex (@ValerieComplex) July 14, 2019
OH MY GOD. A Black woman saving the world as 007 and being the most stylish person on the planet — sounds about right.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 14, 2019
Lashana Lynch deserves this so much, she’s so dope! I can’t wait, congrats @LashanaLynch. https://t.co/PiDEe0CUi0
I'm of two minds about this. On the one hand, it would be nice for actresses to have their own original action properties.— Matthew St.Clair (He/him) (@filmguy619) July 14, 2019
On the other, this is an exciting form of progression for the franchise. Plus, Lashana Lynch. After Captain Marvel, I'm like "Lashana for all the roles." https://t.co/rT2ApY8HOc
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My dad has always been obsessed with the Bond series. He has individual VHS tapes, DVDs, and box sets. You better believe if he catches a Bond movie on TV, he's watching it. Here's his reaction to @LashanaLynch being the newest 007. #Bond pic.twitter.com/7XIJRBKcpx— Valerie Anne (@PunkyStarshine) July 14, 2019