Lashana Lynch, who many MCU fans will recognize as Maria Rambeau from Captain Marvel, is reportedly taking over the iconic super spy role as 007. The James Bond character still exists in Daniel Craig, who will portray the part for the fifth time in the upcoming untitled Bond movie.
But the role of the revered secret agent is going to Lynch, according to the Daily Mail. The title of 007 will be passed down from Craig's Bond to Lynch's Nomi in the 25th installment, and she will be the first woman or person of color to ever take on the significant role.
When the film was first announced, fans imagined Idris Elba in the iconic role as the next James Bond iteration; others, including Chris Hemsworth, thought it was high time a woman was given the part. While the part still exists for Daniel Craig, progress will be made by passing down the 007 codename to a woman of color.