The Bond movie series is one of the most popular and the longest running movie franchise in history and while there have been 9 other actors that have graced the screen in the name of James Bond there's a new Bond in town and she's a little bit different from the rest. Lashana Lynch has been named the first Black woman to play 007 in the James Bond franchise.
Rumors have been circulating about the role for quite some time but it has been confirmed that the latest installment of the franchise, No Time To Die, will have Lynch as the star. Lynch will be taking over for Daniel Craig for now as she has not permanently replaced him. In the movie, Lynch’s character, Nomi is just picking up the title of 007 while Bond is exiled in Jamaica.
“I am one Black woman—if it were another Black woman cast in the role, it would have been the same conversation, she would have got the same attacks, the same abuse,” she said. “I just have to remind myself that the conversation is happening and that I’m a part of something that will be very, very revolutionary.”
No Time To Die is set to release in theaters in April of 2021 although this date could change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.