The new 007 agent is set to be a young woman

It's been reported that Lashana Lynch will step in as the new British spy agent.

As Daniel Craig finishes his tenure as James Bond in his upcoming sixth, and final Bond film, there's been much speculation about who will reprise the MI6 spy agent. There's been several names cast around, with the male actors being of various ages and ethnicites. More recently, it was dubbed that the decision was between Richard Madden and Luke Evans, however in groundbreaking news, it's been reported that the new 007 agent will be embodied by female actor, Lashana Lynch. 

It's suspected that the 25th Bond film will open with Bond, (Daniel Craig), who's retired in Jamaica, and is called back to MI6 to fight a new villain, played by Rami Malek. 

When Bond returns, there is an apparent scene where M says, "Come in 007" and Lashana walks in. Bond is still James Bond, however he's been replaced as the 007 agent. 

While this news remains unconfirmed, Lashana's appointment would revolutionise the Bond franchise and make history. 

The 31-year-old British actress is originally from West London, and made her film debut in the 2001 film, Fast Girls. While she's appeared in many other projects, she made her career breakthrough in the recent Captain Marvel film as fighter pilot, Maria Rambeau. 

It was there where Lashana starred alongside Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, who set her own record as being the lead in Marvel's first female-led superhero movie. The film also remains to be the sixth-best worldwide opening of all time. 

The new Bond film, titled Bond 25 is due to be relased in 2020 with an award-winning new writer on board. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an actress, creator and screenwriter, most famously known for creating and starring in Fleabag and the BAFTA-winning series, Killing Eve. 

As the second credited female screenwriter in almost 60 years of James Bond films, Phoebe brings a wealth of experience and genius writing to the upcoming film.

Watch this space. 

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