The code number 007 traditionally has been given to the role of a man but the next upcoming James Bond film is about to change all that.


The last time we left James Bond, he had retired from his role as 007 in the British secret service MI6. The code name has now been given to “Captain Marvel” star Lashana Lynch playing MI6 agent “Nomi.”

She’s the first black female actor to play the role of 007.

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The news about the new character “Nomi” replacing Bond has elicited mixed reviews. The 007 franchise has faced its criticism over the years on how the films portray women. It seems like the franchise is catching up with modern times where women are no longer damsels in distress but rather capable of holding up their own in a fight.

Just to be clear the role of James Bond is still a man. Lashana Lync’s character “Nomi” is just the replacement taking up the 007 code name while he’s in retirement. In Bond 25, MI6 agent Nomi, shadows a retired Bond in Jamaica while CIA buddy Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) tries to recruit him for one last mission. His mission entails rescuing a kidnapped scientist rumoured to be involved in a genetic engineering scheme hatched by baddie Rami Malek’s (Bohemian Rhapsody) character. There’s even the supposed return of Christoph Waltz’s the previous baddie in “Spectre.”

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Bond will obviously be attracted to the character Nomi but when he tries to seduce her, she doesn’t give in, which changes his perspective on her. They could form a close relationship where Bond teaches her the ropes of being an MI6 agent and the pressure that comes along with it.

This would be the last time Daniel Craig portrays the iconic role of James Bond as director Cary Fukunaga (Maniac) tries to make the last time Craig portrays the character come full circle but it’s unclear who will play the next James Bond. Bond 25 is set to be released in theatres April 2020.

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