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Did you all just fall for a clickbait headline?


The girl is a TEMPORARY 007 replacement, and part of the beginning of the story in the next film.

Bond is still Bond. No female Bond.

Don't worry, I fell for it too, until I read and reread it. The clickbait media is working overtime with this one. Trying to spin it.

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It worked. the net exploded over this. Eon must be loving the publicity

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Eon probably created the publicity...

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of course. they'll have probably leaked it to get everyone talking (otherwise itd have been just a fun surprise in the movie)

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Yeah, but this is exactly how Doctor Who slowly set up a female Doctor as well. It's coming.

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That hasn't actually been confirmed. It's unacceptable either way. James Bond and 007 are synonymous. No other character should ever have those numbers attached to their name. This is a cheap gag and lazy writing.

That's only the best case scenario which is pretty shitty. The more likely scenario is that Bond will die or retire and that the series will continue with Lynch as the new 007 with no James Bond in the future films.

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She's officially 007. Not a temporary replacement, but the new 007. This is not an office job, this a license to kill without facing legal consequences. You don't say something like 'hey, we have a 00 agent pregnant, anybody here wants her license to kill while she's off?'.

Daniel Craig is supposed to be retired. He takes back the 007 for a last mission. But once the mission is done, and unless she dies, she should get back the license, which means she would be the next 007.

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theres no way she'll be continuing as 007 in the lead role for future films.

no. way.

its just a fun gimmick for one film only. an acknowledgement of the current climate/zeitgeist (as has happened in virtually every Bond film since the beginning)

once this film is done they'll reboot and we'll get either Fassbender or Cavill as the new James Bond 007

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Right now, she's the new 007. That's a fact. Craig is taking back the license temporarily for a last mission, and then he'll retire again. And then the license should go back to her.

Bond 26? Well, they can change their mind. Or we can have another World War and meet in Hell. Anything could happen. The Opera doesn't end until the racially correct and dietetically empowered lady sings. But again: for now, she's officially the new 007.

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if they keep the current continuity for B26 (not reboot), and keep the same M, Q Moneypenny etc and maybe even the new 007 I imagine theyd still want a new Bond somehow (Fassbender or Cavil etc)

however with Craigs Bond becoming all old/retiring about 3 times already they'll probably want to reboot again as happened with Casino Royale and give it a fresh start (by the time B25 comes out it'll have been pretty much 15 years of the Craig era. and even almost 10years of the new M/Q/Moneypenny)

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however with Craigs Bond becoming all old/retiring about 3 times already they'll probably want to reboot again as happened with Casino Royale and give it a fresh start (its been pretty much 15 years of the Craig era)

Well, according to imdb Lashana is 30 years old. If they wanted to reboot with hir as next 007, that would be the perfect age.

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you have seriously got to get the notion of ur head that shes going to be the new lead character for the future movies. its starting to scare me lol

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What makes it impossible, or even unlikely?

It's just a recast. And introducing her in a previous movie before taking the main lead is a common way to recast.

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nah. she'll be toast by the end of the movie anyway lol

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»Right now, she's the new 007. That's a fact. Craig is taking back the license temporarily for a last mission, and then he'll retire again. And then the license should go back to her.

You have a vivid imagination. Nothing goes back to her. You're mixing Craig retiring with Bond retiring. It is true that Daniel Craig the actor will not return for the next Bond film. He will be recast by another male suave actor who can fill the Bond shoes. The fact that the movie starts out with a female 007 is the producers throwing a bone/winking/being cool in showing that they are so progressive and inclusive. When Bond becomes 007 again he will stay there, with another actor playing the part in Bond 26.

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This movie is gonna bomb. No (sane person) wants to see anyone but James Bond be 007

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Well if it was only lets say for 10 minutes at the start of the movie as a one off one time deal then what's the big deal?

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i'm trying to run through scenarios of what might happen:

Lynch dies quickly so Bond can become 007 again
Lynch stays 007 throughout the movie while Bond has no code number, Bond retires for good and Lynch keeps the number OR Bond dies and she keeps the number

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I imagine she'll be in at least half of the movie. at the end she might even still be 007 ...but... the next movie will go back to a new white guy as 007 James Bond (i.e. another reboot like Casino Royale)..therefore the black woman as 007 would continue to be 007 in the 'Craig universe' which would've ended in B25 (unless it does Endgame boxoffice..in which case things might change for Bond lol)

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Craig's Bond are in their own universe. Bond doesn't need to be rebooted again, they just need to go back to how Bond movies were made from 62-02, standalone movies.

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for B26 I guess they could it in the Craig-verse and keep the current M, Q, MP and just have a new white male/late 30s as Bond (Cavil etc). no origin. no explanation of why he looks different (just as happened with Moore, Dalton, Brosnan ).

or do a Casino Royale reboot thing and new actors for the supporting cast and have Bond as fairly new in the 00 job not someone pushing 50 whos retired a few times already

so positives for continuing in Craigverse = theyd keep the Craig continuity (various call backs to the great movies Casino Royale/Skyfall, Craigverse is billion $ huge now) and Fiennes as M. but negatives would be Craig Bond is like 50 and retired etc (although is he meant to be 50 in the movies? probably not)

where as a reboot the positives would be in having a younger Bond would make sense and itd freshen it all up after 15years of Craigverse..but then negatives is theyd be throwing out the Craigverse/starting again (but they could still keep it all similar)

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I do not want another reboot

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??? Then how on earth do we have more Bond movies? Cast someone else instead of Craig, but keep it in the same universe? Essentially, you'll eventually Have to reboot. There are only so many original novels. . .you do understand that, yes?

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Simply cast another James Bond. They did it from Connery to Lazenby back to Connery to Moore to Dalton to Brosnan. Its not some sort of radical idea. You make the movies standalone, they shouldn't be connected.

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I'm still not seeing how that's not a reboot by any other name. . .

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Well we'll have to wait and see

Although with all the SJW wokeness crap going on I wouldn't be surprised if Lynch does become the replacement for Bond in future movies

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if they do that then I think even SJWs would hate it

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If you're right... I TOLD YOU SO.

Hollywood would never fund a movie where James Bond is replaced with a black woman for 2 hours.

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I'm willing to bet Bond still has to rescue her at one point.

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The whole thing sounds pretty dumb but still the SWS freakout is pretty hilarious. "This is whitewashing in reverse I tell you!" Basically you have a bunch of SWS freaking out because they are "teasing" the idea of a new Bond even though it's in actuality a completely different character briefly using the codename for part of one film.

It's a silly temporary gimmick right before they reboot the franchise with Michael Fassbender and besides these films haven't been worth watching since Casino Royal which even then I still felt Clive Owen was much more suited for anyway.

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