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Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:33 AM

The Next James Bond Film Is Getting Its First Black & Female 007



The internet may have wanted a Black Bond, or a female Bond, but it looks like we’re getting both. And neither.

Lashana Lynch has been tapped to play the new 007 in the upcoming Bond 25 film, the Independent reports. While Lynch, who recently played Maria Rambeau opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, will reportedly be playing the new agent 007, the character James Bond is still expected to be portrayed by Daniel Craig.

“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M [played by Ralph Fiennes] 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,” an insider told the Daily Mail.

This means that while Lynch will be taking on the agent number 007, James Bond is still Bond. Bond is expected to be in retirement at the start of the events of the upcoming film, essentially making the coveted agent number 007 open for Lynch’s taking.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/07/237796/black-female-bond-lashana-lynch-007

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Reply The Next James Bond Film Is Getting Its First Black & Female 007 (Original post)
ansible Jul 14 OP
tulipsandroses Jul 14 #1
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #12
tulipsandroses Jul 14 #16
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #17
albacore Jul 14 #25
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #44
albacore Jul 14 #47
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #48
Aristus Jul 14 #2
hlthe2b Jul 14 #3
Doodley Jul 14 #33
hlthe2b Jul 14 #34
virgogal Jul 14 #4
Polly Hennessey Jul 14 #6
HipChick Jul 14 #9
Doodley Jul 14 #32
virgogal Jul 14 #41
HipChick Jul 14 #45
virgogal Jul 15 #54
HipChick Jul 15 #55
virgogal Jul 15 #56
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #13
hunter Jul 14 #21
ornotna Jul 14 #7
Blue_Adept Jul 14 #11
obamanut2012 Jul 14 #23
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 14 #28
bluecollar2 Jul 14 #5
HipChick Jul 14 #10
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #15
rusty fender Jul 14 #20
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #42
obamanut2012 Jul 14 #24
Doodley Jul 14 #31
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #43
Doodley Jul 14 #29
Brother Buzz Jul 14 #36
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #49
Brother Buzz Jul 14 #50
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #51
backscatter712 Jul 14 #8
Trumpocalypse Jul 14 #14
CrispyQ Jul 14 #35
miyazaki Jul 14 #37
Blue Owl Jul 14 #18
obamanut2012 Jul 14 #26
Doodley Jul 14 #30
edbermac Jul 14 #19
obamanut2012 Jul 14 #22
Loki Liesmith Jul 14 #27
LanternWaste Jul 15 #53
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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:37 AM

1. Good for her! Although I really wanted to see Idris take the role

He declined. But I am happy to see a woman be 007. I haven't watched a Bond film in years. I might start watching again if the storyline is good.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:35 PM

12. He was never offered the role

 

Craig’s contract doesn’t end until next year.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:43 PM

16. Oh in that case, I stand corrected. I read somewhere that he didn't want it

Didn't know he was never offered.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:52 PM

17. He was mentioned as a possible Bond by an MGM exec

 

who has since left the studio. But despite that and the fact that EON productions makes and casts the Bond films not MGM, the media ran with the story and repeatedly asked him about it.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:34 PM

25. Alba IS James Bond. I hope they get him for some kind of Bond role... nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:10 PM

44. He may be too old

 

by the time they make the next film.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:48 PM

47. Bond has to get old, too. (I can't believe I spelled his Elba's name wrong).

Craig is 61... Elba is 56...

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Response to albacore (Reply #47)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 05:00 PM

48. No Craig is 51

 

Born in 1968. Elba will be almost 60 by the time they will be making the next film. Too old to start playing Bond.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:37 AM

2. Oh, the fan-boys are NOT going to like that.

Brace yourselves for a tsunami of "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD!!!"

The fact that Bond is still Bond, and it's only the holder of the Double-Oh number that has changed will not deter the screamers from their appointed duty of never-ending public outrage...

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:47 AM

3. Cue the outrage from the RW racist/misogynists...



Good on her, but I hope the studio prepares her for what is sure to come.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:52 PM

33. You realize her character dies, allowing Bond to retake the position?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:17 PM

34. I do now.. well, an interesting premise, I guess.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:49 AM

4. I have mixed feeling on this.

I wouldn’t, want a man playing Wonder Woman or Lady MacBeth.James Bond IS a man.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:08 PM

6. I agree.

Just like Ms. Moneypenny should be staid, starched, and English.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:28 PM

9. Such a racist statement..

The actress was born and raised in the UK. She is British..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:51 PM

32. Racist? How was that racist?

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Response to HipChick (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:37 PM

41. Anyone who saw racism in my comment is paranoid.

The discussion is about gender,not race.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #41)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:22 PM

45. First Black? That's about race...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:46 PM

54. Race had nothing to do with the discussion.

Her race didn’t even occur to me,her gender did.Not everything is about race.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #54)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:57 PM

55. Race has everything to do with it, OP has it listed in discussion title...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #55)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:03 PM

56. Then the OP made it about race,my original

comment didn’t.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:38 PM

13. The original Miss Moneypenny was Canadian

 

At least the actress, Lois Maxwell, was.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:18 PM

21. I want Miss Moneypenny to be a deeper more secret agent badder than 007.

Someone who will kick ass, rendering entire evil empires to ashes, leaving the bad guys to rot in prison, knowing all their dreams were destroyed and their balls crushed by a Miss Moneypenny, while officially she's away from the office on holiday.

"How was your trip to Argentina and Antarctica Miss Moneypenny? Were you anywhere near those meteor impacts? Good thing they didn't hit any populated areas."

"My trip was wonderful, James."



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Response to virgogal (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:12 PM

7. James Bond is still James Bond

And he's still a man. No changes there.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:31 PM

11. James Bond is a name. 007 is a position.

It's really that simple.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:32 PM

23. She isn't playing James Bond, she is playing 007

Maybe read the article before you comment with mistaken facts.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:44 PM

28. Saying you wouldn't want a man playing Wonder Woman would make sense if WW's origination

didn't stem from specifically wanting to develop a female character as part of a feminist effort to widen the reach of comics. In that case, it makes little sense for her not to be a woman.

When it comes to Lady Macbeth, theaters routinely change the settings, trappings, genders, races and other indicators in Shakespeare. In that example, making Lady Macbeth a man would be radical, but would not fundamentally change the character. On the other hand, it would occlude some of what's important about Lady Macbeth -- the fact that she, a woman, is more ruthless than her husband.

In both of these examples, the fact that the characters are female are important to understanding their motivations and story arcs. James Bond being male isn't. It's interesting to think about what characters could be switched from female to male without losing too much of the character/arc, because many female characters are female precisely because the writers were trying to expand representation.


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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:54 AM

5. True Bond fans

Aren't going to care whether 007 is a female..

In fact 007 has always been the real character...

Smart, suave, sophisticated, deadly and polished.

No reason that role can't be played by a black female...

007 though must be played by someone with an English/British accent...won't work any other way...

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:29 PM

10. She's not actually taking the role..just the 007 number..

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:40 PM

15. Except the character created by Ian Fleming

 

was a man.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:16 PM

20. I guess you hated Captain Marvel,

then

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:06 PM

42. No

 

Why would I?

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:34 PM

24. JFC she isn't playing James Bond, she is 007

So many of you "outraged" posters who didn't even read the bloody article.

Also, who the hell cares if she WAS playing Bond? Jane Bond.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:49 PM

31. Jane Bond? Is she the stay-at-home mother of Jimmy Bond Jr?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:09 PM

43. I know she's not playing Bond

 

And character of James Bond created by Ian Fleming was a man. A British man.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:44 PM

29. James Bond is the character. 007 is a position in the 00 sector.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:24 PM

36. Ian Fleming's Bond was half Scottish and half Swiss

They got it right with that crazy Scottish actor, Sean Connery.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #36)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 05:07 PM

49. Actually Fleming gave the character

 

a Scottish heritage because he liked how Connery was playing the character.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #49)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 05:31 PM

50. Well, I'm thinking he insisted on Connery after Barry Nelson, a San Francisco native, was cast....

as the first Bond in 1954.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #50)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 05:54 PM

51. Actually Fleming didn't want Connery

 

at first. It was only after when he saw Connery playing Bond that he grew to love him. When they started making the first film Fleming did have a preferred list of actors that he gave to producers. On that list was Roger Moore.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:28 PM

8. Let me guess - James Bond got replaced because of sexual misconduct...

This is James Bond we're talking about, there are countless examples.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:39 PM

14. Lol nt

 

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:24 PM

35. Thread win!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:24 PM

37. He can't help it because he's so incorrigible. nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:57 PM

18. Soon the "men's rights" movement will be calling for a male Wonder Woman

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:35 PM

26. Ummm... someone in this thread already is

People are ridiculous.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:46 PM

30. Or a white Shaft. Or maybe a male Dora the Explorer.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:59 PM

19. Oh noes!!!!!!!! Blak wimmen with gunz!!!!!

Righties everywhere in hysterics!!!!!

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:31 PM

22. I was hoping for Gillian Anderson, but Lynch is a great choice!

She is a great actor, and can do genre roles.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:37 PM

27. Gimmicky but it's fine

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:41 AM

53. Quite the allegation, but it's fine

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:30 PM

38. Oh this is going to be fun. You think they lost their s--t about a Mermaid

This should be an epic meltdown

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:31 PM

39. I hear redneck brains ESPLODING

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:34 PM

40. I'd love to see a Gay and male James Bond

Seriously I would LOVE to see that.


But this is good.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:39 PM

46. oh my... and the Nazi's are still reeling from having a black Little Mermaid.......

they must be beside themselves LOL

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:10 AM

52. K&R

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