Alex Nelson, iNews, December 4, 2019
The first full length trailer for the latest (and final) outing of Daniel Craig’s James Bond has been released.
The two-minute clip gives espionage fans a much better glimpse of No Time To Die than the teaser that preceded it (a trailer for a trailer, if you will), and hints at returning characters, death defying stunts, and all the action you could want from Bond 25.
In the film, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help.
A mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading the spy onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Filming has been taking place in Jamaica and at Pinewood Studios in the UK, as well as in London.
Here’s everything we learned from the new trailer:
Daniel Craig’s ankle has healed nicely
The cast of No Time To Die was announced during a live event in Jamaica in April, with Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas joining the line-up.
Bond stalwarts Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson are producing, while Neal Purvis and Robert Wade – who have written all of Craig’s Bond films to date – are listed as writers again.
The movie, which is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, has been beset by issues in recent months, with a “controlled explosion” damaging the outside of the famous 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, leaving a crew member injured.
No-one working inside the studio was hurt, but one crew member outside suffered a “minor injury”.
In May, Craig was injured while filming in Jamaica, forcing the actor, 51, to undergo “minor ankle surgery”.
However, the cast appeared in good spirits when they were visited on set by the Prince of Wales in June.
The new 007 hasn’t got time for Bond
The new trailer gives us our first good look at the new 007, played by British actress Lashana Lynch.
Note that the 31-year-old isn’t the next James Bond, but has rather taken on his codename after two years of James’ retirement.
According to the Mail on Sunday, a “movie insider” said the opening scene of the new film shows Lynch being referred to as the spy’s codename – as Bond himself has left the Secret Intelligent Service to retire in Jamaica.
The source said: “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.”