Will this be a flop like the all-female Ghostbusters movie?
Time will tell.
Diversity in casting seems to be the only thing that matters these days, and in our new “woke” era, so is political correctness.
The term “Bond Girl” has been altered to “Bond Women”. The Daily Mail quoted an inside source on the new movie who explains that the franchise is updating the male-female dynamic in the era of #MeToo.
‘This is a Bond for the modern era who will appeal to a younger generation while sticking true to what we all expect in a Bond film,’ the source added. ‘There are spectacular chase sequences and fights, and Bond is still Bond but he’s having to learn to deal with the world of #MeToo.’
Source: Daily Mail
Earlier this month it was revealed that the 25th James Bond movie will feature black British actress as the new 007. The Guardian reports that at the beginning of the movie, there is a “popcorn-dropping moment” where M (Ralph Fiennes) calls 007 into his office and in walks Lashana Lynch. The new 007 won’t be branded as “Jane” Bond, but rather an entirely new character that has taken over the 007 code-name from the now-retired James Bond who is spending his days in Jamaica.
The movie will not be “Bond-less”, however. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond who comes out of retirement to assist MI6 in fighting a new villain. It is also being reported that Bond is attracted to his replacement and is stunned when his moves don’t work on her.
Watch as Lashana Lynch, Daniel Craig, and director, Cary Fukunaga discuss the new movie:
Lynch made a huge splash as Maria Rambeau in the recent Captain Marvel movie. Although many are praising the casting of a black woman as the new 007, and of Lynch landing the role, in particular. Others aren’t particularly excited about the change to the franchise. One of whom is the first African American woman in a Bond movie, Trina Parks, who played the assassin named Thumper in the 1971 flick, Diamonds Are Forever alongside Sean Connery.
Parks says that the Bond franchise has been incredibly inclusive and has paved the way for ethnic diversity in roles in major films. Although Parks says that Lynch is a talented actress, she doesn’t see 007 as a woman.
“Lashana is a great actress, but I don’t really agree with her becoming 007,” Trina says. “It’s not about her colour – a black James Bond, sure. But as a man.
“It’s just because Bond, the spy code named 007, was written by Ian Fleming as a man. Miss Bond doesn’t have the same ring to it.”
Trina, 71, says women taking centre stage, defeating a male adversary, is a welcome plot move – and one which Hollywood has already embraced. She says: “I like that. But I don’t feel James Bond has to go there.
“It’s been a tremendous franchise since the 60s, and they’ve always been innovators not followers.
“They set a standard – that has remained a classic film with a man as Bond. That’s how I think it should stay.”
Source: The Mirror UK
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