‘Black Panther’ Star Lupita Nyong’o Being Eyed To Play Bond Girl In ‘Bond 25’

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UPDATE: Lupita Nyong’o’s reps now tell Deadline that “it won’t work out with her” so it appears that the Academy Award-winning actress won’t be joining Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie after all.


Academy Award winner and Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o is at the top of the list to play the next Bond girl in the 25th James Bond film opposite Daniel Craig.

The next James Bond film is looking to pack some Academy Award Winning heat and with Rami Malek in final negotiations to play the villain in the next film, eyes have turned to who will play the next Bond girl. And now it looks like we might have our answer. According to Deadline, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o is the top choice to play the next Bond girl.

If all goes well the Black Panther star will join Daniel Craig, Rami Malek and Billy Mangussen in what might be Daniel Craig’s final go at Bond. The film is rumored to bring back Christoph Waltz as the villainous Blofeld and is filming under the working title Shatterhand.

What do you think of Lupita Nyong’o starring as the next Bond girl? Are you looking forward to Bond 25 and would you like to see Shatterhand as its official title? Share your thoughts below!

Daniel Craig wowed critics and audiences when he made his debut as James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale. The actor brought something new and fresh to the character of James Bond and audiences have been asking for more since his performance in that movie. Craig returned for three more movies after Casino Royale, with Skyfall becoming one of the franchise’s most successful films. Daniel Craig is now ready to return one last time as the famous MI6 spy for a final film that will hopefully bring his story full circle.

Bond 25 is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and will be bringing Daniel Craig back as James Bond along with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Wishaw, and Lea Seydoux.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information on Bond 25 and other film and television shows news.

Bond 25 is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2020.

Source: Deadline

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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Nathaniel Brail

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