Bond 25 finally has a title. The 25th installment in the James Bond series will be titled, No Time To Die. The announcement was made official by the film’s producers on the James Bond Twitter page.
Up to this point, between director changes, writer additions, and production issues, Bond 25 has been far from smooth sailing. This past May, star Daniel Craig had a minor ankle injury that required surgery. In June, there was a controlled explosion Pinewood Studios that left one crew member outside the set injured.
Let’s take a look at everything we know about Bond 25 up to this point.
Everything We Know About No Time To Die
Cast: Bond 25 marks the fifth and final film for star Daniel Craig, who has played the iconic character since 2006’s Casino Royale. Returning to the franchise will be Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, and Lea Seydoux. Rami Malek is set to be the primary villain, which will be his first high profile role since winning Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody. Also joining the film are newcomers are Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, and Lashana Lynch.
Director And Writers: Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct No Time To Die. Danny Boyle was the film’s first director but left after creative differences in August 2018. Fukunaga, who is known for directing the first season of True Detective and Maniac, signed on to direct and write Bond 25. In addition to Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Phoebe-Waller Bridge will all receive a writing credit for the screenplay. Waller-Bridge, who is having a career year with both Killing Eve and Fleabag, was brought in to sharpen the script’s dialogue and add a much-needed female presence to the iconic series.
Release Date: No Time To Die will be out in the UK on April 3, 2020, and in the US on April 8, 2020. The film was originally scheduled for November 8, 2019. After Boyle left, the film was pushed to February 2020, but then with production delays, it found its current home on April 8, 2020.
Plot: The official synopsis reads: “James Bond has left active service when his friend Felix Leiter enlists his help in the search for a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that the scientist was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
Other than that, when it comes to the plot, your guess is as good as mine. Rumors continually flood the Internet almost every week as to how Craig’s version of Bond will conclude. Will he die? Will he not die? Does he have no time to die? The biggest rumor to date is that newcomer Lashana Lynch will play 007 after Bond leaves MI6. She’s not replacing the character of James Bond, but she’ll add a new wrinkle to the franchise.
The only guarantee I can give is that I will see be seeing No Time To Die in April 2020.
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