Endnotes: Lashana Lynch Reportedly Is the New 007, but Probably Won’t Be the Next James Bond

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Los Angeles World Premiere Of Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel"
Lashana Lynch attends the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" at Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

It’s official — there’s finally a new James Bond, or rather a new 007. Actress Lashana Lynch will succeed Daniel Craig as the next lead of the British spy franchise.

The British actress is set to appear in the upcoming Bond 25 film, and her chracter will subsequently take over from Craig’s Bond as the next 007.

While there are few details about the next installment in the Bond franchise, the forthcoming movie will allegedly see the character go into retirement, prompting M to appoint a successor to the 007 code name.

The Bond 25 film is set to hit theaters on April 8, 2020 and will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga of True Detective fame and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag and Killing Eve.

Lynch is already familiar to Marvel audiences from her role as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel alongside Brie Larson. She will be the first woman and the first black actor to lead the James Bond franchise.

Read more at the Daily Mail.

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Brad Pitt is hard at work on his Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood press tour. Angelina Jolie is gearing up to start filming Those Who Wish Me Dead.

They’re both attracted to flicks with long, lilting titles. And they’re working together on behalf of their kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.

The Sun reports that, since Jolie will be spending so much time filming, “she reached out to Brad and offered him the chance to look after the children. This is a massive step for them and the children, who have only had limited time with Brad since the break-up.”

This person goes so far as to tip the British tabloid off about movements of the grandparents, adding, “[Pitt]’s invited his parents, Jane and William, to stay with them at his mansion in L.A. so they can have some proper family time together.”

Read more at Vanity Fair.

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