Just as fast as we heard the news of Lupita Nyong’o possibly being pursued to play the next Bond girl in what’s now being called, “Bond 25,” her reps are saying it won’t work out, according to Deadline. Could you imagine the Yale University alumna possibly acting opposite Idris Elba in the action film franchise? That would be a great casting move, like no other.
It’s been rumored for quite some time that the British actor should be the next James Bond, and he’s finally addressing the thought of portraying the famous secret agent. “Bond is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and for that reason, whoever ends up playing it, lives it,” he explained in an interview with The Daily Mail. “You’re THAT character, and known as that character for many, many years. I’m creating characters now that can still live alongside Idris. Not ones that take over me and solely define me.”
It’s not a no, but it’s not a definite yes, either. Hopefully one day, he’ll change his mind.
As for the “Black Panther” star, her schedule is pretty packed with releases for other projects she’s a part of like “Star Wars: Episode IX,” “Us” with Winston Duke, and “Little Monsters.” And that’s only in 2019, so you can only picture what’s in store for next year.
There’s no word on who could be next in line to play 007’s right-hand lady, but we can’t forget about Halle Berry, who was the first Oscar-winning actress to star in a Bond film, 2002’s “Die Another Day” as Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson.
As much as we’d love to see her again, here are some other movie stars who would give us a good performance:
Right now, the film reportedly calls for two other lead female roles, including an MI6 agent and an American C.I.A. agent. And actor Rami Malek is allegedly closing his deal to portray the villain in all of this. Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris will all return when the feature film hits theaters around Easter 2020.
TELL US: Would you pick any of these women to be in the starring role?