The official title for Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 has been revealed after having had two name changes.
First fo all 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 the frame in a similar style to the famous 007 intros. 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, 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.
For now, 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.
Craig confessed to The Guardian that he’d rather “slash his wrists” than continue in the iconic role and that if he did join on again it would “only be for the money”. You have to appreciate his honesty.
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?