Daniel Craig Bids Farewell to James Bond as ‘No Time to Die’ Is Set to Hit Theatres
After multiple delays, No Time to Die is finally bound to hit the theatres in October, despite the rise of the Delta variant. The movie is not only the landmark 25th James Bond movie but also the last time that fans are going to see Daniel Craig in his 007 tux.
The trailer revealed Craig's injured Bond on a motorcycle and leaping high into the air to evade Spectre operatives. Bond survives the original attempt at his life and returns to Madeleine Swann of Lea Seydoux, whom he suspected of informing Spectre.
Bond was pursued and wrapped in the city square with spectacular actors and hidden gun gadgetries on his bulletproof wagon windows to make another ardent escape.
However, the much-anticipated role of Rami Malek as the villain was not seen in the footage.
Brosnan’s Advice to Craig
Pierce Brosnan is best known as the fifth actor to play secret agent James Bond in the Bond film series, starring in four films from 1995 to 2002. During Pierce Brosnan's recent interview with Jake's Takes, he appreciated Craig for his performance in the Bond film, calling him "a versatile actor."
"[Craig] is a versatile actor, he can walk away heads up, shoulders back," he advised him, "Let go, and let go fast."
But does Craig really need it? 47 at the time, he had no intention of returning as Bond after the release of Spectre in 2015.
Craig, who had an injured knee during filming on top of a rigorous six-month production, added, "I believed I definitely wasn't physically capable of doing another. For me, it was a very cut and dried that I wasn't coming back."
However, he did return as Bond in No Time to Die and confirmed that would be his last appearance as 007.
Last Goodbye to Bond
In the plot of No Time To Die, Craig returns as Bond in Jamaica after the exertions of Spectre and isn't on active service. Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) asks Bond to help him find a scientist who's wandered off.
It soon turns out the scientist has been abducted, and Bond follows the trail of a mysterious villain (Malek) armed with dangerous new technology.
Usually, the frequent petty portrait of women is one of the major ways that everyone recognizes Bond has stalled. But, hopefully, that is a thing of the past with a trio of women providing Bond money in No Time To Die, most notably his new 00 agent, Nomi (Lashana Lynch).
Lynch notes: "The bond will be bond no matter what happens. But it’s about how people react to him. That’s the difference between the earlier films. In this film we are vocal. We are opinionated."
No Time to Die will be released on October 8, with the premiere taking place on September 28 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.