Daniel Craig announced last year that he would not be continuing his reign as James Bond.
This had led to much speculation over who would be introduced as the new 007 – and whether or not audiences would be seeing gender or racial diversity in the role.
Now, it has been revealed that they will see both, as British actress Lashana Lynch has been introduced as the new 007.
However, Lashana is not taking over the lead role in the film – she will play an additional character who takes over the iconic secret agent number after Bond leaves MI6.
“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,” a source told The Daily Mail.
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment.”
“Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”
The insider went on to say that unlike previous Bond girls, the character is not initially interested in being swayed by Bond’s seductions.
“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.”
Lynch is bet known for her roles as Rosaline Capulet in drama series Still Star-Crossed and Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel.
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