Lashana Lynch Responds to Rumors About Her Being the New James Bond


  • Lashana Lynch, who played Nomi in ‘No Time to Die’ reveals that she has not been approached by the makers to return for the next James Bond movie.
  • Lynch also questions whether the world is ready for a female-led James Bond film.

Lashana Lynch, the star of ‘No Time to Die,’ comments on her chances of becoming the next James Bond after Daniel Craig’s departure. 

Speculations of her becoming the next James Bond started after she was assigned the code 007 in ‘No Time To Die’ following Bond’s retirement. The death of Craig’s character has fueled the rumors even further, and fans think that the makers will consider casting her instead of choosing a new star altogether.

NO TIME TO DIE Trailer – In Cinemas October 2021.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the London premiere of ‘Bob Marley: One Love’, Lashana Lynch is asked about her potential upgrade to the coveted ‘007’ role in the James Bond franchise. In response, Lynch reveals that she’s only been signed for one movie and has not been approached by the makers about a potential return. Read the full comments below/: 

Do you think people really want that? Do you think people are ready for that? I signed up for one movie. I did one, I literally don’t know anything about the next one. I’ve not had a conversation. So yeah… It’s in their hands. It’s in the franchise’s hands.

The James Bond franchise has been one of the most iconic spy franchises in television history, spanning 25 official movies and setting benchmarks for other spy franchises since forever. 

Lashana Lynch Responds to Rumors About Her Being The New James Bond
Lashana Lynch in No Time to Die | Source: IMDb

Therefore, any actor taking on the 007 code name automatically invites enormous expectations and an inevitable comparison with the predecessors. However, the actor who’ll be selected for the next Bond movie will possibly face the most daunting challenge yet.

The next James Bond movie has to deal with the challenge of blending the classic elements with a modern undertone. Thus, it is almost destined to disappoint some fans regardless of whoever is cast as the titular character. 

Moreover, after Craig’s Bond’s shocking death in ‘No Time to Die,’ Bond 26 must create a new story arc to keep the audience hooked for the next 10 years.

At this stage, we can only speculate who the next lead in the James Bond franchise will be, as nothing is official and concrete.

When that concrete announcement finally comes, the lead actor must prove themselves worthy of that coveted role. 

About No Time to Die

No Time to Die is the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise. The film stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas and Lea Seydoux.

James Bond is enjoying his retirement in Jamaica when his friend Felix Leiter comes to him for help. The mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist but a dangerous villain with deadly technology stands in his way.

Rajarsi Chakraborty

Rajarsi Chakraborty

Got the rare talent to binge an entire show in a single sitting just like that. Although a sucker for psychological thrillers, no bias for any genre when it comes to a good story. A living proof that Netflix and chill is not a myth!


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