That’s right, after months and months of speculation, casting announcements and a trailer for a trailer, we finally get to see the actual James Bond: No Time To Die trailer.
Thus far we didn’t know much about the upcoming film, but all signs are pointing to it being Daniel Craig’s last outing as the British spy, while the plot of the film apparently echoes that.
Bond is apparently retired as this film opens, but a new case needs experienced hands, so he’s dragged back in, kicking and screaming to Mi6, where another agent has taken up the monicker of 007.
Have a watch of the trailer…
God that looks very good.
The official synopsis reads:
“Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his 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.“
Pretty much what I said.
It also sort of looks like Bond and Madeleine Swann break-up, perhaps with her betraying him, like what was heavily implied at the beginning of the trailer.
Daniel Craig is joined by the liked of Ana de Armas, with whom he recently appeared in Knives Out, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes and many, many more.
Perhaps most interestingly though, the agent who takes up the title of 007 is Lashana Lynch from Captain Marvel no less. Speaking of her inclusion, a “source” told the Daily Mail:
“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says, ‘Come in 007,’ and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.
“It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond, but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.
“Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning.”
I’m sure it would have been popcorn-dropping had this person not just told us about it, but there you go. That’s film-promotion in the 21st century. A bit heavy-handed aren’t they, this source.
They also seem to accidentally confirm that Léa Seydoux’s Madeleine will either be dead or out of Bond’s life though, as I doubt he would have tried it on with the new 007 if he was still with her. He’s a womaniser, but he gave up killing the one man who ruined his entire life for the love of Madeleine.
James Bond: No Time To Die will be released on the 3rd of April, 2020. A pretty un-James Bond time, all things considered. I’m used to them being released in November. Or at least I think I am? Who knows anymore.
Either way, I’m very much looking forward to this.
Images via MGM
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