Lashana Lynch Confirms 'No Time To Die' Character Is Next 007 | 22 Words

After a long, long wait, we finally know who's set to take on the iconic role...

Fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the new Bond.

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And finally, our prayers have been answered!

James Bond is an iconic figure.

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The 007 agent dates all the way back to 1953 after a series of books were created and published by British author, Ian Fleming.

Fleming went on to write twelve 007 novels...

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And when he died in 1964, his legacy of work was recognized and was to be later adapted onto the big screen... creating the James Bond that we all know and love to this day.

The first Bond movie came in 1962...

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Dr. No saw Sean Connery step into the shoes of James Bond, and he played the role of the 007 agent for 7 of the movies, including From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), and Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

The next James Bond would be David Niven.

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Niven only starred in one of the movies, Casino Royale, in 1967 and he passed over the tuxedo to George Lazenby in 1969.

After Lazenby's few years as the 007 agent...

Iconic Hollywood actors such as Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan went on to play the role.

Daniel Craig took on the role of a lifetime back in 2006...

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His first stint as Bond was in the reboot of Casino Royale, and despite starring in only 4 Bond movies, Craig has become the longest-serving 007 agent for fourteen years.

The entire world very quickly fell in love with Craig...

And it's really not hard to see why.

He has become the face of the iconic franchise...

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And the upcomingย  No Time To Die will be Craig's fifth movie as the superstar agent.

But Craig recently made an announcement...

Much to fans' disappointment, this will be his last ever movie as James Bond.

Nevertheless, fans have been waiting for more details on the upcoming flick.

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It's been a little controversial, to say the least.

The new Bond has finally been announced.

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And people are feeling excited!

Yes, Lashana Lynch as Nomi will be taking the 007 rank.

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But as for the actual James Bond character, it's still not known if they're planning to reprise the role with a new star...