A new trailer for No Time To Die was released Thursday as Daniel Craig’s swan song as James Bond comes to an end.
Back in March of this year Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced that the film was being delayed due to the pandemic. Originally “No Time To Die” was to premiere on March 31st at the Royal Albert Hall, followed by the US release on April 10th.
Now set for a November release, “No Time To Die” finds Bond having retired from active service living in Jamaica, but his peace is short-lived when an old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, shows up needing his help to track down a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Lashana Lynch who co-starred opposite Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel” will be the first female to go by 007 when “No Time To Die” hits theaters, but if you are a Bond purist there is no need to get upset as Lynch’s character is not assuming the role of Bond just the number designation.
I have had this thought concerning “No Time To Die” ever since the first trailer was released and now that I have watched the second one my opinion still has not changed.
Knowing this is Daniel Craig’s last time as James Bond I must wonder if they might kill Bond on screen for the first time? When I watch both trailers, I get the sense that they want the audience to possibly consider that very idea. Of course, it is possible they are trying to mislead you in order to build some hype, not that I need much to get hyped for a good Bond movie.
If for a minute we go with the thought that they do kill Craig’s Bond it would be a first for the franchise, something they have never done before. If Bond’s death in the film was heroic and quote “saved the world” I do not think most fans would have an issue with such happening.
What I do not want to see happen is a “Dark Knight Rises” moment where they make you think they killed Batman/Bruce Wayne only to show you, nope he is alive. I have always loved Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but the fact they were afraid to completely commit to the idea of killing Batman has always soured me on the ending of the trilogy.
What do all of you think will happen in “No Time To Die”? Will they kill Bond or let him ride off into the sunset? Love to hear your thoughts.
No Time To Die is scheduled to hit theaters here in the States on November 20, 2020.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen.