The James Bond franchise has been in need of a jolt for a while now, and there has long been speculation that once Daniel Craig steps down from the role, he could be replaced by Idris Elba. The idea of a black James Bond incensed many people though, from Rush Limbaugh to that guy who edited all women out of The Last Jedi, probably.
But in the upcoming installment, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga of True Detective, Bond is indeed getting replaced, not by Elba but by British actress Lashana Lynch, according to the Mail on Sunday. Most recently, Lynch appeared as a fighter pilot in Captain Marvel, alongside Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. According to the Mail:
There aren’t many other details on the film yet, there are rumblings that Christoph Walz, who was recently seen on set. “Bond 25,” as it’s currently dubbed, is expected to premiere in April 2020.