Lashana Lynch will make history taking over for Daniel Craig’s James Bond as the new 007 in No Time to Die.
As was leaked last year but has now been confirmed, Lashana Lynch will be playing the new 007 in No Time to Die.
She will be taking over for Daniel Craig’s Bond in his absence from MI6. It makes for a historic moment in one of cinema’s most enduring franchises – and she revealed this herself in an interview.
BUT while Lashana Lynch, known for her role in Captain Marvel, will indeed be the ” first ever female 007.” this does not mean that her character, Nomi, will be the new James Bond. No Time to Die will open with Bond in retirement. The interview piece clarifies that Nomi is the “secret agent who inherits the 007 title while Bond himself is in exile.”
This is still however, a huge moment in the franchise, who is currently in mourning following the demise of “the best Bond” Sir Sean Connery.
No Time to Die will pick up several years after the events of Spectre. Bond is pulled back into active service by his pal Felix, once again played by Jeffrey Wright, which puts him on a path toward a deadly new villain named Safin, played by Rami Malek.
Could this be a new era for the Bond Franchise?