Phoebe Waller-Bridge, co-writer of Bond 25, addressed the rumors regarding Lashana Lynch being the successor to James Bond actor Daniel Craig’s 007.
Waller-Bridge, who co-wrote the Bond 25 script with director Cary Joji Fukunaga and Scott Z. Burns, was asked by THR about the Lashana Lynch rumor. She played coy with her answer, keeping more of the film’s details under wraps:
“The whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time.”
Waller-Bridge was also asked about her involvement with the script and how much of her voice would be heard throughout Daniel Craig’s latest outing as James Bond. She emphasized how Fukunaga remains the primary voice behind the highly-anticipated project:
“A lot has been made of me coming on board because I’m a woman, and that’s wonderful. But also I can’t take credit for the movie that was written. It’s Cary’s movie.
Recently, it was reported that Lashana Lynch would be taking over as the new 007 from Daniel Craig in Bond 25. Many misread the story as Lashana Lynch taking over as the new James Bond altogether when in reality, it teases that the actress playing a new spy that has since taken the 007 codename.
Whether or not Lashana Lynch is officially the new 007 successor to Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond 25 remains unconfirmed.
Here is the official synopsis for Daniel Craig’s Bond 25:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Filming is currently underway at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. Additional filming locations include London, Jamaica, Italy, and Norway.
The cast of James Bond 25 includes Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, as well as franchise newcomers Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
James Bond 25 opens in theaters on April 8, 2020. Be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding this upcoming film, Daniel Craig and Lashana Lynch!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.