Lupita Nyong’o Reportedly Could’ve Been The Next Bond Girl…Who Do You Think They’ll Cast Instead?

by Brianna Moné Williams

March 5, 2019

Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Lancôme

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.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Idris Elba arrives for the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall on May 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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:

Laura Harrier

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Laura Harrier attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Danai Gurira

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 2019/02/10: Danai Gurira attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, London. (Photo by Gary Mitchell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Kiki Layne

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Kiki Layne attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Teyonah Parris

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 09: Teyonah Parris attends the “If Beale Street Could Talk” U.S. premiere during the 56th New York Film Festival at The Apollo Theater on October 09, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Zoë Kravitz

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Zoe Kravitz attends 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones – Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

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 CraigLéa 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?

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