LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Actresses Trina Parks, Naomie Harris, Halle Berry and Gloria Hendry attend 'Spectre' The Black Women of Bond Tribute at California African American Museum on November 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Rumors are swirling that the next Bond movie, still untitled and referred to as Bond 25, will feature a new 007. You’ll notice I didn’t say a new James Bond, just a new 007. According to an anonymous insider, the opening shots of the next film will feature M saying “Come in 007,” and in will walk Lashana Lynch. Lynch is perhaps best known for her recent success in Captain Marvel.

Daniel Craig has said for awhile that he would like to be done playing James Bond, and it seems that this may be his final movie. He’ll reprise the role for Bond 25, although he’ll reportedly be retired in Jamaica. Lynch’s new 007 will need to bring him back out of retirement when a crisis threatens MI6. While I’m sure there’ll be plenty who have an issue with this, I think it’s a positive step forward for a series that has never really left the cold war behind. (And no, I don’t think M saying ‘Christ, I miss the cold war.’ counts)

For a long time, it’s been debated whether or not James Bond was just the code-name assigned to 007. This would be a way of canonically explaining the many different actors who have played Bond, the many times he’s retired and come back, and even Daniel Craig’s seeming first two kills in Casino Royale. With Lynch set to play a new 007 named Nomi, it could well be that James Bond is the male code-name assigned to 007.

Either way, with the movie set to debut in April of 2020, we should be expecting our first trailer in either the late summer or fall of this year. Buckle up Bond, or should I say 007, fans- it’s gonna be a fun ride!

Source: Game Spot
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