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'Captain Marvel' actor Lashana Lynch to play the first female 007 in 'Bond 25'

File image of Lashana Lynch Photograph:( AFP )

ANI Washington DC, USA Jul 15, 2019, 12.37 PM (IST)

There has been a lot of speculation on who will replace actor Daniel Craig as the next James Bond and the upcoming film 'Bond 25' may just solve the mystery!

The next James Bond film will show the secret agent pass the torch to another actor, reported Fox News.

According to the outlet, the next James Bond will be played by Lashana Lynch of 'Captain Marvel' fame.

The 31-year-old actor had a breakout role in the 2019 hit 'Captain Marvel' as Maria Rambeau, the titular superhero's best friend, and fellow Air Force pilot.

"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. It's a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he's been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman," an insider stated.

"Bond, of course, is 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." the source added.

Lashana had earlier posted a behind-the-scenes video from the upcoming film. 

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The source also claimed that the phrase "Bond girls" is now verboten: The females in the spy franchise are now reportedly ordered to be called "Bond women."

Waller-Bridge, who pens the hit thriller series 'Killing Eve' said, "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not Bond is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women. I think he's absolutely relevant now. 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."

The insider also claimed that the script of 'Bond 25' will maintain all of the classic Bond elements, including action and fight scenes with Craig, while also tackling the super-spy's role in the #MeToo era but with a pinch of humour and without overt preaching.

The film will also see Christoph Waltz reprise his role as James Bond's arch-enemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Craig, who is returning for his fifth appearance as the agent in the upcoming movie, will reportedly be playing the character for the last time.
The movie is slated to hit the big screens on April 8, 2020.

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"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. It's a popcorn-dropping moment" an insider stated.