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The Next 007 Is a Black Woman, but People Are Disappointed She Won't Be James Bond


The name's Bond. White Man Bond. At least that's the way it has always been. But there's been a bit of new casting news that has shaken up the Bond world recently, and there's a lot of ambivalence about it. The amazing news is that the new 007 will be played by Lashana Lynch, a black woman. But the less than amazing news is that James Bond will still be played by resident white dude Daniel Craig. 

Lashana Lynch is best known for her role as Maria in Captain Marvel. It has just been announced that the British actress has been cast in Bond 25 as Bond's 007 replacement. Someone on the inside told the Daily Mail, "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."