The official title for Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 has been revealed.
First, it was Bond: 25, then it was Shatterhand. Now we know that Daniel Craig will play James Bond for the last time, in No Time To Die.
The new official title was revealed in a short video; in which Daniel Craig walks into frame in a similar style to the famous 007 intro. A legendary score plays over the sequence and the trailer ends with the camera slowly panning out to reveal the new, official title.
For months now, the plot has been kept tightly under wraps, but Bond fans will be pleased to know that as well as the new title, the official synopsis has also been confirmed.
The official synopsis reads: “In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology”.
Vintage 007, am I right?
Joining Craig is the returning Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, and two exciting new additions in Oscar-winner Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch, who was recently reported to become the next person to take on the role of 007. I guess we just have to wait and see if this turns out to be true when No Time To Die is released in April 2020.
There has been a lot of discussion about No Time To Die being Craig’s final outing as James Bond, and understandably too. It seems that a lot being made about the comments he made in the run-up to the release of Spectre, back in 2015.
Craig confessed to The Guardian that he’d rather “slash his wrists” than continue in the role and that if he did join on again, it would “only be for the money”.
Even with Craig’s initial reluctance to reprise the role, his performances in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum Of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015) will surely see him remembered as one of the best Bond’s of all time.
What do you think, is Daniel Craig the best Bond of all time?