5 Latinas We Think Could Be The Next Bond Amid Daniel Craig’s Exit

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It is no secret that Daniel Craig has sipped his last’ shaken, not stirred,’ martini and is hanging up his James Bond outfit with the latest movie in the installment. No Time to Die officially drops in theaters this weekend after the pandemic delayed the film’s production several times. While fans will see Craig as the famed British spy for the last time, they can rest assured the finale for this Bond is not only worth the wait but worthy of Craig’s final go. 

Without giving away too many spoilers, we can tell you that a dangerous new technology is out in the open and in the hands of villian Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek). Along the way, Bond is helped by the usual Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Q (Ben Whishaw) and newcomers Nomi (Lashana Lynch), Madeleine (Léa Seydoux), and Paloma (Ana de Armas).

It is de Armas’ character of Paloma that got us thinking, “Why couldn’t the next Bond be a Latina?” Armas kicks ass in No Time to Die and gives off the mysterious allure.

With that in mind, here are some Latinas that we think have major potential in taking over the role of Bond, even if a first name change is in order. 

Eíza Gonzalez

Let’s face it, she can rock a red dress as easily as she can shift gears in the seat of a race car. Gonzalez is currently shooting a biopic on Mexican film legend Maria Felix, but her roles in Baby Driver, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw and From Dusk til Dawn: The Series show that Gonzalez has some real action chops. 

Tessa Thompson

It wasn’t hard to imagine Tessa Thompson in the 007 franchise. Though known mostly for less-action roles, like Sylvie’s Love and the upcoming Passing, it is for this reason alone that we think she could make a great Bond. It’s not as if Bond is the gregarious type right? But also, we can’t forget that she has the Marvel Universe in her resume. 

Lupita Nyong'o

This self-identified Kenyan-Mexican actress is an excellent choice to take over Bond. She has the serious side of Bond, and the beauty of a Bond girl rolled into one. Her roles in Wakanda and 12 Years a Slave prove she is just as fierce with the drama as she is with the fantasy. 

Indya Moore

The actor and model is best known for their role on Pose and Queen and Slim. Moore were named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people in the world in 2019. Their style and no nonsense approach to their work might as well be a carbon copy of James Bond’s approach.

Anya Taylor Joy

The breakout star is as deadly on a movie screen as she is sitting behind a chessboard on television. Anya Taylor Joy is next seen in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho and the Untitled David O. Russel project, also with Rami Malek. We’re confident that her piercing glares (the ones we saw full force in The Queen’s Gambit) would be distracting to any villain.