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No Time to Die Looks like a Thrilling End to Daniel Craig’s Bond Era

by Alan Daniel
No Time to Die

The trailer and stills for No Time to Die are out, and it is definitely something to look forward to this year. The release will hit theaters worldwide in April.

The opening of the trailer shows what might be an end to the James Bond era. He looks worn out, and just to reiterate his sense of lethargy, we see another younger agent meet Bond. The agent inquires, “ Are you a double O?” to which the female agent tells Bond to stay out of her way and taunts his age. She goes on to point out other aspects of old age, such as the one lousy knee implying his type obsolete as the new generation takes on the reigns. We see the return of Christoph Waltz, which reveals he was not eliminated in Spectre. Q returns played by Ben Whishaw as well as M who is played by Ralph Fiennes.

Dr. No?

Rami Malek is in the film and will be as the main villain in this movie, and most fans assume that he might be Dr. No as neither the trailer nor the images reveal his hands.

This is going to be a fascinating film; and we already notice the standard classic, exotic locations, and the impossible action sequences. What is more interesting is that the movie was still wrapping up post trailer release. There is a bit more to expect from the film.

Notable Details

Of course, Billie Eilish will be present in the film, assisting with the theme song of this latest bond film. Eilish wrote the theme song, and her brother collaborated. She has called the opportunity a considerable honor.

No Time to Die might be Daniel Craig’s last time in the role of 007. The movie almost did not happen because of Craig’s ankle injury and the creative differences among the production team. Suffice it to say, just like in many movies, there’s been a bit of friction the overall production of the film.

For instance, No Time to Die was meant to be directed by Danny Boyle. He was replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

After Boyle exited, the whole team had to go back to the drawing board and retrace their steps to find the best way forward. They even had the script polished by bringing in Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of Fleabag.

If this is Craig’s last Bond, it marks the end of an era and adds another compelling reason to go and check out the film.

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Evan Bond February 21, 2020 - 2:29 pm

I am so excited for this movie. Interested to see where they take Bond and how they transition to a new actor in this new era of Bond. The latest trailer had me worried with the tagline “The 25th Bond film changes everything.” Not sure what that means.

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