Bring on a black, female 007

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Something incredible might be happening to James Bond: a separation, a personal Brexit of sorts. According to the Daily Mail, while Daniel Craig will return as Bond in the next film, Bond may not return as 007. There will, reportedly, be a new 007 in town, and she'll be black. And a woman.

At this stage, the rumour that 007 will be played by British actress Lashana Lynch is unconfirmed, sourced from tabloid "insiders".

But if this claim is true (and it does have more than a hint of authenticity to it) what does it mean? A dangerous fragmentation of the franchise? Or a necessary evolution?

This article was first published on The Conversation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14
JournalThe Canberra Times
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2019


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