The release of the new James Bond film “No Time To Die” was bound to happen sooner or later. Some studios chose to forgo the date and release strategy by patiently waiting for theaters to fully open. But if you are gong to have a film about the British super spy, it is best that you see it in a theater. And you don’t settle for anything less than that, especially if someone like Cary Joji Fukunaga directs it.
As such, marketing campaigns for them have leaned heavily on the fact that you can only see these films in theaters, despite the fact that there is still an ongoing pandemic. Still, for those who are vaccinated, feel safe, and trust others to comply with health and safety regulations to prevent the spread, they can go to a theater to see Daniel Craig’s final act as the iconic suave spy.
Craig’s tenture as Bond post-“Casino Royal” has been polarizing at best, but it looks like “No Time to Die” is a return to form for the franchise that has taken a more gritty and less campy approach to the character. With the film being Craig’s last as Bond, the trailer wants to make sure that you haven’t forgotten about his past missions and lost loves by weaving in clips from those previous installments. Of course, with this one being the last, it will be interesting to see if the character does get some closure before that inevitable reboot. Will Bond find peace in retirement or death? I suppose we will get the answer to that question by the end of “No Time to Die.”
The trailer also features some new clips of Rami Malek’s mysterious villain Safin, who appears to have some connection to Blofeld (Chistoph Waltz), one of Bond’s previous foes. Paloma (Ana de Armas) and Nomi (Lashana Lynch) also make a quick appearance giving an assist to Bond. And Léa Seydoux reprises her role as Madeleine Swann
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “No Time To Die:”
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.
“No Time to Die” opens in U.K. theaters on September 30, 2021, prior to the later U.S. release on October 8, 2021.