A lot of time has passed since No Time To Die, the final time Daniel Craig will play as James Bond, was supposed to hit theaters. A pandemic forced the film’s release to be pushed back from April to November. And although it is hard to say if everything will be alright by that time, if anyone could draw audiences back into theaters, it would probably be James Bond. So hopefully, this new trailer could entice you to come back if it’s safe to do so, of course.
After a few lackluster Bond films, expectations for No Time to Die are high. Not only that, but the forthcoming installment is the last time we will see Craig play as the 00 agent. As to who his replacement could be, that is still unclear. However, if Craig is going to retire, it looks like it will be on a very high note.
While Craig’s tenure as Bond has been a bag of mixed results. But everything we’ve seen so far from the No Time to Die trailers tells us that this will be a very exciting Bond. Let’s hope that much is true. Because as the tag says, “the mission that changes everything begins.” I genuinely hope it can be on the same level, or be even better than Casino Royale, Craig’s first time playing as the character.
That’s because director Cary Joji Fukunaga, the first American to direct a James Bond feature, looks like he is taking the franchise back to its roots. He’ll be using a script penned by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
No Time to Die also stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes.
Here’s the official plot 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.
It will be interesting to see if the U.S. will open theaters at full capacity come November. Spikes have occurred right after major events or holidays. So if another were to happen again, it wouldn’t be surprising if theaters were to close its doors once again. We will just have to wait and see what happens next.
No Time To Die is expected to open in theaters on November 20, 2020.