Is a woman going to play the next 007?

Lashana Lynch might be launching the Bond franchise to be meaningfully diverse


By Maha Ali

KARACHI: Lashana Lynch is a British actress who has played ‘Maria Rambeau‘ in Captain Marvel. Her other roles include Rosaline Capulet in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed that she is usually best-known for. Ever since Bond 25, fans are aware of the fact that Daniel Craig would be replaced by another actor whom has been rumored to be identified as Lashana after news within British media publications circulated that she would play a character named ‘Nomi’ in the film.

The speculation that she will play the lead role of the film was ultimately shut down by The Guardian in a recent article suggesting “Bond producer Barbara Broccoli told the Guardian last year that there would “never” be a female Bond. ” Lashana playing Bond’s character has widely been suggested to bring meaning to the Bond empire by making it diverse via race and gender to Bond’s character that has since the beginning only been played by a white man.

Whether or not she will actually play the role is to ultimately be determined through time but the Twitter reactions that this news received may want the directors of the film to rethink if they want to go down the same route with the character of Bond.

 

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