Lashana Lynch is one of the new editions to the Bond franchise, as seen in the new No Time to Die trailer. Her character has been met with a lot of speculation, including her status as a 00 agent. After giving a tantalising tease at a press conference, Lynch has set tongues wagging even more about her character.
Lashana Lynch has started one huge speculation that she may be the subject of a 007 spin-off – or perhaps will play an even larger role in the franchise after No Time to Die.
When asked by the hosts of Good Morning America whether she is, as has been suggested, taking over as 007, she replied: “She’s definitely a 00-agent.
Of course, such a simple phrase has set the cogs whirring in fans, as they start to think whether it could actually be Lynch to take on the tinker of 007, and possibly even be the new James Bond.
However, this does seem unlikely, as Barbara Broccoli, custodian of the franchise, has made clear she would not like to see a woman take over the role.
Speaking with The Guardian, she said: “Bond is male. He’s a male character.
“And that’s fine. We don’t have to turn male characters into women.
“Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”
So, with the door firmly shut on the idea of a female Bond, what could happen with Lynch’s character?
One theory is that, when Daniel Craig exits the role, a new Bond will be found to replace him, while Lynch will be a continuation of the adventures from No Time to Die.