The James Bond twitter officially announced the title for 007’s twenty-fifth outing. The reveal was accompanied by a short teaser featuring star Daniel Craig.
— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019
No Time to Die.
Damn, now that’s a Bond title! No Quantum of Solace or Spectre bullshit. This feels like it could belong in the Sean Connery era of films.
No Time to Die is presumably Craig’s final film as Bond, so Eon and MGM are bringing everyone back. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, and Jeffrey Wright are all returning from previous 007 films.
After skipping the action entirely in Skyfall, and only getting a namedrop in Spectre, Wright’s Felix Leiter looks to have a larger role in No Time to Die, as the film’s synopsis reads:
Rami Malek is playing the antagonist, described as “a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.” Christoph Waltz might also return as Blofeld, but that’s only a rumor right now. Another rumor is that since Bond has retired, Lashana Lynch has replaced him as 007. It’s an interesting development for that particular designation, and one that feels primed for a potential spin-off.
Craig is probably my favorite Bond, although no one can every top Connery’s portrayal. Casino Royale and Skyfall are some of the best 007 films, and I don’t even mind Quantum of Solace or Spectre that much. Spectre definitely had some interesting ideas and scenes, that unfortunately couldn’t hold up the rest of the film.
Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing No Time to Die, with a script from Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Everything I’ve heard so far about the film’s production and behind-the-scenes talent makes me believe this will be a Bond film to remember.
No Time to Die hits theaters April 8, 2020.
What do you think of the title? Think No Time to Die can end the Craig Bond series on a high note?