It’s still unclear what the future holds for James Bond when Daniel Craig hangs up his gun. If there were no pandemic we’d probably already know the answer, but No Time to Die has been delayed so many times it’s become the measurement by which we judge the readiness of studios to release blockbusters in the midst of this chaos. And considering MGM has decided to push forward with the film’s October 8th release, we can surmise that they’re more than ready to finally get this show on the road.
The final trailer for No Time to Die confirms that, offering one more look at the new film from director and co-writer Cary Jo Fukunaga. As you all know by now, Craig’s James Bond has settled into retirement, but the 007 code name has been passed on to another…and a WOMAN (!!!) played by Lashana Lynch. Still, he’s brought back into the spy world with the arrival of a new global threat, played by Oscar-winner Rami Malek. Also in the cast are Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Billy Magnussen, and Rory Kinnear.
This Bond promises to have a different feel than the others. For one thing, it’s been six long years since Spectre, making this the longest gap between movies. And joining longtime screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade is Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, bringing a female perspective to the script for the first time.
SYNOPSIS: In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.