So much for happily ever after.
That was the apparent send-off for Daniel Craig‘s James Bond at the conclusion of 2015’s Spectre, especially considering Craig’s public comments about how he’d rather slit his wrists than do another Bond film. Well, to quote the franchise, never say never.
Now, Craig is back as Bond for one last encore in No Time To Die — and as far as the character is concerned, he should’ve left well enough alone. Bond faces a possible shocking betrayal, villains old and new, and a labyrinth of deception befitting this standard-bearing spy series.
In addition, the Craig films have proven to be the best produced action flicks this side of the Mission: Impossible franchise, doing as much practically rather than digitally as possible, matching Tom Cruise nearly stunt-for-stunt on a scale of jaw-dropping invention and difficulty.
The Mi6 crew is back with M (Ralph Fiennes), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and Q (Ben Whishaw), along with Spectre Bond girl Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) and Bond villain Blofeld (Christoph Waltz). There’s a new Bond girl and villain as well — Paloma (Knives Out breakout Ana de Armas) and Safin (Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar-winner Rami Malek), respectively — plus an all new 007, Nomi (Lashana Lynch), who’s assumed Bond’s numerical citation in his stead.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (HBO’s True Detective Season 1) and co-written by Fukunaga, Soderbergh go-to Scott Z. Burns, and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, No Time To Die opens next spring on April 8, 2020.
Below are two photo galleries: film images and character posters. Click on any image for a larger gallery.
No Time To Die – Images
No Time To Die – Character Posters