Take a seat. Then take a deep breath, please. Because this story is going to require your full attention for you to actually understand it. In the next James Bond movie, currently being called, Bond 25, Daniel Craig won't be playing Agent 007, the one with a license to kill. There will be a new agent 007, played by a black woman. Lashana Lynch has been roped in to play the role, as per reports. Now, we need to be clear about the fact that Lashana won't be playing the titular role of 'James Bond'. The man is still being portrayed by Daniel Craig. Only, his official designation of Agent 007 will be re-assigned to a woman in the new film. Grace Jones Quits Role Opposite Daniel Craig in 'Bond 25'.
The Mail was the first to report about the new development. While describing the revelation scene, a source told the daily, “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," the report further added. But fans love James Bond just as much as they love the number 007. And many are having a hard time accepting the fact that from now on, a woman will be Agent 007. And some are absolutely mistaken that James Bond will be a woman in the next film. So, obviously, Twitter is flooded with angry tweets. Bond 25: Daniel Craig’s First Look as James Bond From the Movie OUT; BTS Video Reveals Exciting Footage From the Shoot.
Here is an angry tweet
Are you fucking kidding me??? A woman as 007? This all women empowerement is to much! Slow it the fuck down! Its nauseating! OO7 will always be a male character! The #JamesBond franchise will die with #DanielCraig as its last protagonist! This is some serious bullshit! R.I.P 007! pic.twitter.com/RFTpmuN9Hv
— The_Black_Panther® (@FrankNitro99) July 15, 2019
Here is another one
I really don't buy the idea of having a female James bond , makes no sense at all. Create your own female character and name her JAMIE BONDIE no problem!!
Let James bond be a man that he originally is. pic.twitter.com/n7vEcTO7L0
— femi 🇳🇬 (@_the_virgin) July 15, 2019
Umm...that is not the same?
— Samus_Ripley (@Samus_Ripley_) July 15, 2019
It is NOT female James Bond. It's a female agent 007
I don't want a female James Bond, fuck off
— 🇺🇸Elisabeth🇺🇸 (@YourMomsucksTho) July 15, 2019
Hence the name?
I’m a liberal, but James Bond is a man & Wonder Woman is a woman hence the names. We don’t need to fuck with everything to make everyone happy. Create a new character with a woman lead (008 maybe)
— Bobby Panahi (@BobbyPanahi) July 16, 2019
The news did find its supporters, though
A black female James Bond oh no now where will white dudes go to see themselves represented oh no this outrage will not stand pic.twitter.com/UrR8OtueJT
— A.R. Moxon (Julius Goat) (@JuliusGoat) July 15, 2019
The new James Bond is Lashana Lynch, a black woman?
The white-supremacist incel MRA butt-hurt outrage will be even better than the movie. Cannot wait! pic.twitter.com/QBTIOpepa4
— Jay Guevara (Jay Gamble) (@DrJayDrNo) July 15, 2019
I don't care if the next James Bond is a mountain goat wearing a tutu. I wouldn't give a shit if the next Dr Who led a Pride march out the fucking Tardis. And by the way, MERMAIDS AREN'T REAL..... The human race REALLY just needs to calm the fuck down 🙄
— Jo🌻 #FBPE #RevokeRemainRebuild (@joelymack) July 15, 2019
So, repeating the point again. Daniel Craig is still James Bond. Lashana Lynch might only be playing the new Agent 007. And you know what? There has been no official confirmation about the same. There still stands a chance that this is another wild rumour that Hollywood PR machinery has churned out.