When the first wave of Covid began to impact the world, MGM’s Bond was the first major film to change its schedule, realizing quicker than other studios, how dire the consequences of the pandemic would be. Changing its release date from April to November meant that it lost a considerable bit of marketing momentum MGM had envisioned for its April release. However, a new Bond trailer has just arrived in an attempt to remind audiences of the upcoming spy spectacle: No Time To Die.
"The past isn't dead."
Bond has to team up with old enemies and new allies in the brand new trailer for No Time to Die. pic.twitter.com/z1drAYsErh
— IGN (@IGN) September 3, 2020
The trailer looks quite breathtaking, showing Bond coming out of retirement (begrudgingly) to hunt down a kidnapped scientist. Craig looks as uber cool as he ever has — suave suited spy running from and after all sorts of people in this action packed trailer.
Daniel Craig’s final hurrah
The twenty-fifth instalment of the James Bond film series — the movie is one of the most star studded films to come out this year both in front and behind the camera. Neon Demon, True Detective and Maniac director Cary Fukunaga is taking a stab at directing his first Bond film and anyone who has seen his work knows how brilliant he is, meaning that we could get a highly stylized Bond film.
Craig, who reportedly, very reluctantly signed on to this film, will be playing Bond for the last time. To make the script pop, he even managed to bring Fleabag writer Phoebe Waller Bridge to tinker with the script a little, adding her signature wit to what would otherwise be a more typical Bond film.
While there is no word on who will play Bond next, we do have an idea of how the series could continue with Lashana Lynch possibly taking on the mantle in the coming movies. Another newcomer is Rami Malek, who as the trailer shows, is playing a rather deadly villain.
Knives Out breakout Ana de Armas, Game Night actor Billy Magnussen are also in the mix this time. They are joined by returning franchise actors Naomie Harris, Jeferry Wright, Christopher Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Lea Seydoux. Ana De Armas who reunites with Daniel Craig after their huge box office and critical success is quickly proving to be an actress to look out for, and her presence in this film is going to certainly make plenty of fans happy.
With Christopher Nolan’s Tenet doing decent business (under the circumstances) at the box office, studios are optimistic about releasing movies in theatres. Still, it is not completely out of the question for the movie to get delayed or even premiere digitally shortly after its box office release as many still do not have access to cinemas or don’t feel as if it is worth the risk.
'No Time To Die' (2020, Cary Joji Fukunaga). Cinematography: Linus Sandgren. pic.twitter.com/lW8U9picih
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Those looking forward to Craig’s final outing as the MI6 agent will certainly get their money’s worth from the looks of this explosive trailer.