Earlier this year, it was revealed that Lashana Lynch will be the next agent to take on the role of 007 in the James Bond franchise.
And Lashana Lynch seemed to confirm speculation when she was shown Wednesday on the set of the latest Bond film – No Time To Do – in Italy.
The actress, 31, who will now be known under Bond's old codename, looked at the MI6 officer every inch as she put on a navy spy suit and wore a gun on her leg.
Exciting: the & # 39; next 007 & # 39 ;, played by Lashana Lynch, was depicted on the beach while being spotted Thursday on the set of No Time To Die
Lashana changed its character by also wearing a pair of thick black work boots and an earpiece, no doubt to facilitate communication with the intelligence team.
In between shooting, she was spotted with a member of the crew, since she seemed far away from her serious role while joking with the female team member.
In what a & # 39; popcorn dropping moment & # 39; is mentioned, the British star Lashana Bond & # 39; s license to kill in the 25th film in the franchise, which is currently being recorded in both Italy and the UK.
However, it was previously suggested that she is not the new Bond, but a new character who takes over his secret agent number after leaving MI6.
Exciting times ahead: in between, she was seen as a chat with a member of the crew because she seemed far away from her serious role while joking with the female team member
The story begins with Bond retiring in Jamaica. But spymaster M – played by Ralph Fiennes – desperately calls him back to tackle a new global crisis.
A film insider said: & # 39; There is a central scene at the beginning of the film where M says & # 39; Come in 007 & # 39 ;, and during walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.
& # 39; It's a popcorn dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he has been replaced as 007 by this beautiful woman.
& # 39; Bond is naturally sexually attracted to the new woman 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled if she doesn't work on a brilliant young black woman who actually rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not in the beginning. & # 39;
The source added that the expression & # 39; Bond girls & # 39; is now forbidden and says: & # 39; We were all told that from now on they should be addressed as & # 39; Bond women & # 39 ;.
Waller-Bridge, who wrote the BBC comedy Fleabag and the female-led thriller Killing Eve, was recruited to ensure that the 57-year-old franchise went with the times. She said: & # 39; There is much talk about whether Bond is relevant because of who he is and the way he treats women.
Head in hands: Léa Seydoux was comforted by director Cary Fukunaga when she filmed No Time To Die by James Bond
& # 39; I think that is b ****** s. I think he is absolutely relevant now. (The franchise) just needs to grow. It just has to evolve and the most important thing is that the film treats the women well. He doesn't have to. He must be faithful to his character. & # 39;
Lashana had a breakthrough as fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, released earlier this year.
Originally from Hammersmith, West London, she made her debut in the 2011 Fast Girls drama, appeared in Silent Witness and Death In Paradise, and was a regular member of the 2015 short-running Crims BBC show.
She also played Rosaline Capulet in the American drama series Still Star-Crossed, set after the death of Romeo and Juliet.
Consoled: the actress, 34, seemed upset and was comforted by Cary in between while shooting action-packed scenes on the beach
The source said: & # 39; Lashana is absolutely brilliant and the Phoebe script is as sharp and funny as you would expect. This Bond is a tribute to some of the earlier films with a lot of humor. & # 39;
Indeed, a photo taken on the set shows Lashana in a safari suit similar to the photo that Roger Moore wore famously when he played 007.
& # 39; This is a modern-day Bond that will appeal to a younger generation and remain true to what we all expect in a Bond movie, & # 39; the source added. & # 39; There are spectacular chases and fights, and Bond is still Bond, but he needs to learn to deal with the world of #MeToo. & # 39;
And action! When filming started, the Bond girl, who cut a restrained figure in white mom jeans and a brown T-shirt, was seen in a walkie-talkie
So hopefully the script will be the least of the problems for a film that has already been hit by the replacement of the original director Danny Boyle, an injury to Craig and a crew member who is injured in an explosion on the set.
Elsewhere, Bond woman Léa Seydoux was comforted by director Cary Fukunaga while filming scenes for the upcoming spy thriller.
The actress, 34, looked upset and held her head in her hands between shooting action-packed scenes on the beach.
Léa, who fulfills her role as persistent Madeleine Swann, which she first played in 2015 Specter, has reproduced, was comforted by Cary.
It is unclear whether Léa rehearsed upcoming scenes or was overwhelmed by emotion when she was standing on the rocky beach.
MailOnline has contacted Léa's representatives for comments.
Although the man himself, Daniel, was not present during the filming on Wednesday, it seems like Dr. Romance. Swann and Bond, fueled in Specter, still going strong in No Time To Die, with the couple who shared a passionate kiss while filming last week.
No Time To Die is the 25th chapter in the 007 franchise, in which Daniel will make his last appearance as the iconic Secret Secret Service agent.
Stunt doubles and drivers have been regularly present in Matera in recent weeks, with a second unit recording chase scenes in the winding, narrow streets of the city.
Bond: No Time To Die is the 25th chapter in the 007 franchise, in which Daniel will make his last appearance as the iconic agent (L-R Lea, Ana de Armas, Daniel, Naomie Harris and Lashana)
Bond's iconic car, a vintage DB5 Aston Martin, has also been a prominent feature since production landed in Italy, where the vehicle was either haunted or chased itself in other vehicles in many of the latest scenes of the new film.
No Time To Die was co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was brought on board to scatter her magic for the 25th film in the film franchise based on Ian Fleming's hit novels.
The film had previously been given the working title Shatterhand, but the title has since been adapted to Bond's more iconic film titles.
Come in 007: British star Lashana Lynch comes in when the James Bond spy number is mentioned
The production finally began in April this year, although it had already been delayed for several months after the departure of the original director Danny Boyle.
The film, in which Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw also shine, sees Rami Malek taking on the role of a hitherto unnamed villain.
But it has gone through a turbulent production process in recent months after Craig sustained a nasty ankle injury while filming a separate pursuit sequence in Jamaica, the spiritual home of Bond maker Ian Fleming.
The actor underwent surgery followed by two weeks of rehabilitation in May, which significantly delayed the long-awaited production.
The official Twitter account for Bond 25 then published a statement about his injuries and wrote: & # 39; Daniel Craig will undergo a minor ankle operation due to an injury sustained while filming in Jamaica.
& # 39; Production continues while Craig rehabilitates two weeks after surgery. The film remains on schedule for the same release date in April 2020 & # 39 ;.
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