With production currently underway on Bond 25, fans have been desperate for any new details they can glean about the upcoming Cary Joji Fukunaga film. It is widely believed that this will be Daniel Craig’s final film as 007 and his recent on-set ankle injury only seems to hammer that point home. Although there has been plenty of speculation about a possible replacement over the past few years, I don’t think many suspected that a new 007 would actually be introduced in this next movie. This week, however, we are hearing that this might actually be the case. In addition, it seems that a classic Bond villain will be making a return in some form. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to The Daily Mail, Bond 25 will feature a black female agent who takes over the 007 handle after Bond retires from MI6. The new agent is played by Lashana Lynch, who previously starred as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel. It is still unclear if her character is being planned as a permanent successor for the franchise but it is hard to see the move as anything more than progressive lip service if she is not. It should be stressed that this is still just a rumour, but credit is being given to Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), who was hired to do a rewrite on the script.
In other news, we are hearing Christoph Waltz will be returning to play Blofeld in the next movie after being introduced in Spectre. He was supposedly spotted on set last week and Variety has since confirmed the news. Rami Malek was cast as the main villain of the movie, but it is unknown if he will have any connection to Blofeld and Spectre. Bond 25 hits theatres on April 8th, 2020. What do you think about this latest news?