The title of the 25th official James Bond movie has been announced.
The movie – which will see Daniel Craig reprise the role of 007 – was announced on social media earlier today.
No Time to Die will star Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rami Malek, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Lashana Lynch and Ben Whishaw. Christoph Waltz is also rumoured to be involved with the movie, reprising the role of Ernst Stavro Blofeld from 2015’s Spectre.
The screenplay for No Time to Die is written by Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It is based on an earlier draft by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
The film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Fukunaga is perhaps best known for directing Beasts of No Nation (2015) and the first season of True Detective.
No Time to Die hits UK cinema screens on April 3rd 2020 and US screens on April 8th. The film is expected to mark the end of Daniel Craig’s time playing the beloved spy, following his role in Casino Royal (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), and Spectre (2015).
New Bond title
So, what do we think of the new title for Bond 25? Do you think the use of the word ‘die’ will be any indication on the movie’s plot or outcome? Could this be the end for Bond?
Well, this isn’t the first time a Bond movie has featured the word ‘die’ in the title – in fact this is the fourth time, following Live and Let Die (1973), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and Die Another Day (2002). None of these films featured Bond’s demise, although Die Another Day did mark the end of Pierce Brosnan’s time as Bond.
Die Another Day was also the last Bond film in the original collection of movies, before the franchise was rebooted under Craig. Could a reboot be on the cards?
As for the title itself, does it fit in with the titles of previous Bond movies? As a reminder here is a list of all the Bond films (in chronological order), including both official and unofficial entries:
- Dr. No (1962)
- From Russia with Love (1963)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Thunderball (1965)
- Casino Royale (1967)
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- Never Say Never Again (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
- The Living Daylights (1987)
- Licence to Kill (1989)
- GoldenEye (1995)
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
- The World Is Not Enough (1999)
- Die Another Day (2002)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Spectre (2015)
- No Time to Die (2020)
Hmm… I think it seems to slot in quite nicely. What do you think?
Sound off in the comments section below and tell me if you like the title. Also let me know if you think this is the end of the road for Craig and/or this incarnation of James Bond.