Everything we know so far about ‘No Time to Die’
Bond fever is go! We’re now just a couple of months away from the 25th official James Bond film hitting the big screens, and to get us pumped for the release of No Time To Die, MGM has treated us to another trailer.
What the newest trailer reveals
Released on September 3rd, this latest trailer builds significantly on the last, giving us a proper look at Rami Malek’s Safin as well as some teasing glimpses of all that eye candy.
Yes, once again, it’s the cars that are centre stage, and we couldn’t take our eyes off the new Aston Martins and Land Rover Defenders that provocatively flash up throughout this two-and-a-half-minute trailer. We get another peak at Bond’s gorgeous classic Aston Martin DB5, as well as the new DB5 Superleggera. And what’s that? Could it be the 2022 edition of the Aston Martin Valhalla that we spy parked inside a wind tunnel behind Ralph Fiennes’ M?
There’s been talk of a female 00 Agent for a while now and she’s finally been properly introduced to us, in all her take-no-prisoners, take-no-bs glory. Played by Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch, Nomi will reportedly play a “pivotal” role in the opening scenes of the film.
We also get to see the newest ‘Bond Girl’, Ana de Armas, making a statement in the trailer, as she makes short work of a few nameless henchmen in glamorous and dramatic style.
What can we expect?
Well, according to the IMDB synopsis, No Time To Die sees Bond (Daniel Craig) getting pulled out of retirement, five years on from the events of Spectre. He teams up with an old ally, CIA agent Felix Leiter, to track down a missing scientist. But of course, this being a Bond film, things aren’t quite that straightforward.
Bond’s long-time antagonist and foster brother Ernst Stavro Blofeld is back on the scene, although a major trailer hint suggests that the pair could actually end up having to work together – “James, fate draws us back together. Now, your enemy is my enemy”. That enemy being the shadowy Safin, a former SPECTRE assassin and Bond’s ultimate nemesis.
According to Craig, this time around Bond is “sort of a wounded animal struggling with his role”. The “rules of espionage are darker” and the events that unfold during the film are some of his “most challenging and difficult” yet.
Casino scenes are a mainstay of Bond movies. Whether it’s Sean Connery as Bond playing Baccarat in Dr No, that iconic poker showdown between Craig’s Bond and Mads Mikkelsen’s Le Chiffre in the aptly named Casino Royale, or that time Timothy Dalton’s Bond made the choice to switch to Blackjack in Licence to Kill, for many fans the scenes in the casino are as important as the gadgets, guns, and Aston Martins.
In keeping with the digital times we live in, we wouldn’t be surprised if 2020’s Bond was a member of an iGaming platform and took part in games like online blackjack – one with a worldwide reputation, of course. But despite repeat viewings of NTTD‘s latest trailer, there’s no sign of any casino action, virtual or otherwise, just yet.
Who’s in it and when can we watch it?
No Time To Die brings Daniel Craig’s tenure as the titular 00 to a close, and it has set a new record for the actor in the process. Craig has officially become the longest-serving Bond, passing Sir Roger Moore’s previous stint of 4527 days last April.
He’ll be joined by regulars Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Jeffry Wright as Felix Leiter. Lea Seydoux returns as Spectre love interest, Madeline Swann, and Christoph Waltz makes a welcome return as Blofeld. New cast members include Rami Malik, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, and Valdo Obruchev as the kidnapped scientist.
After being pushed back from its original April 2nd release, No Time To Die will officially open on 12th November in UK cinemas, and 20th November in the US.