Lashana Lynch is set to take on the 007 mantle (Picture: Getty Images)British actress Lashana Lynch is set to be part of a ‘popcorn-dropping moment’ when she makes her appearance in the next James Bond film alongside Daniel Craig.
According to reports the actress will be introduced to audiences as 007 at the start of the film following Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s rewrite of the blockbuster’s script.
An insider has claimed that at the start of the film Bond – who retired at the end of Spectre – will return to MI6 and will be introduced to 007 – only for Lashana’s character to walk in.
‘It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman,’ a source told the Daily Mail.
It’s also set to be a star-making role for Lashana, who’s already familiar to Marvel fans, and is no stranger to the big screen.
Here’s what you need to know about the actress.
How old is Lashana Lynch and what else has she been in?
Lashana is 31 years old and is from Hammersmith in West London.
She made her acting debut in an episode of The Bill in 2007, but her movie debut came in the 2011 drama Fast Girls, about two female sprinters aiming for the World Championships – which also starred Lily James, Lenora Crichlow and Noel Clarke.
Her early roles also include Brotherhood, Crims, The 7.39 and Atlantis, while more recently she’s been in the US TV drama Still Star-Crossed, which takes place after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and sees her playing Juliet’s cousin Rosaline.
You might also have spotted her in Sky One’s Bulletproof, which reunited her with Clarke.
Who did Lashana Lynch play in Captain Marvel?
Lashana played Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel earlier this year (Picture: Disney)The actress appeared in the 2019 Marvel blockbuster as fighter pilot Maria Rambeau, one of the oldest friends of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).
Speaking to metro.co.uk at the UK premiere earlier this year she said: I’ve been a Marvel fan for a long time, so it was nice to swoop in and see how everything’s made firstly, and also get the chance to create something special,’
‘When do you ever get the chance to do that? So as an actress it was a real treat to share the screen with wonderful people that I admire and respect in the industry and represent what I care about.’
Who does Lashana Lynch play in Bond 25?
Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris are in Bond 25 alongside Lashana (Picture: Getty Images/MGM)According to reports Lashana’s character is called Nomi – and she won’t be taking any nonsense from Bond.
‘Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed,’ a source told the Daily Mail.
‘Well, certainly not at the beginning.’
When is Bond 25 released in the UK?
Bond 25 is set for UK release in 2020.
Got a showbiz story?
If you’ve got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us email@example.com, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.
MORE: Rami Malek hesitant to take on James Bond villain over fears he’d be ‘religious terrorist’