Movie-goers are shocked and taken aback as news that the new owner of the 007 call sign would be a woman, British star Lashana Lynch, according to The DailyMail.
“It was bombshell news that left James Bond fans shaken and stirred – a woman will take over the famous 007 code name in the next movie,” the DailyMail reported.
“British star Lashana Lynch will be given Bond’s license to kill in the 25th movie in the franchise, currently being shot in Italy and the UK.”
However, the report was clear that Lynch won’t actually be the new bond, only an agent that takes his number.
While fans are divided in their opinion about the new 007 being a girl, the first-ever black Bond girl is not unsure about the decision, she’s just unhappy.
“Trina Parks says she is against the potential plot twist – insisting the Bond movies have already done huge amounts for Hollywood diversity, she said in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV,” the DailyMail reported.
Parks made history when she became the first black Bond girl appearing alongside Sean Connery as assassin Thumper in 1971 Diamonds Are Forever.
72-year-old Parks said in an interview from her New York Home: “Lashana is a great actress, but I don’t really agree with her becoming 007. It is not about her color, but just because Bond, the spy code-named 007, was written by Ian Fleming as a man.”
She continued: “So a black James Bond sure, I don’t see why that could not be a move, but as a man. Miss Bond doesn’t have the same ring to it.
“I think that there are lots of movies already where you have a woman taking center stage, defeating men – and I like that.
“But I don’t feel that the James Bond franchise has to go there.”
Parks acknowledged that the Bond films have always been “innovators not followers” and that the franchise is a “tremendous” one, she added that, “They set a standard that has remained a classic film with a man as Bond – and that is how I think it should stay.”