Earlier this morning, the official James Bond YouTube channel released the “final” US trailer for the anticipated James Bond film, No Time to Die, which has a release date of October 8. The film’s release date has seen several push-backs due to COVID and production issues. Eon Productions has tapped Cary Joji Fukunaga to direct. Fukunaga has previously directed Beasts of No Nation (2015) and Jane Eyre (2011). The usual MI6 agents make their return with Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, and Lashana Lynch as the new “00” agent. This marks Daniel Craig’s 5th outing as James Bond.
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No Time to Die picks up some time after the events of Spectre. James Bond has left active service and is enjoying his retirement in Jamaica. However, peace was never an option for Bond as his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA shows up, asking for help. Bond’s mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist. Like most of his outings, this turns out to be more than initially anticipated and Bond is lead down the trail of a mysterious new foe armed with fascinating and dangerous new technology. This new foe is none other Rami Malek of Bohemian Rhapsody and Mr. Robot fame. Along the way, James Bond must turn to an unlikely ally. Christoph Waltz returns as Ernst Starvro Blofeld, the mysterious head of the SPECTRE organization.
2019 was the original intended release date for No Time to Die. His previous outing was 2015’s Spectre. The aforementioned production issues saw Eon Productions push the release back a year. Once Cary Joji Fukunaga became attached, a tentative release date of April 2020 was set. During this time, the COVID-19 epidemic hit and ripped apart Hollywood, theaters, and release dates. No Time to Die was then pushed back to November 2020 then to April 2021 to November 2021, and finally, back up to October 2021. Prior to this was near-constant speculation if Daniel Craig would reprise his role as James Bond. With a little over a month away, let’s hope that Mr. Bond can stick the landing this time.