We still don’t know who will slip into the black tux and order a martini shaken, not stirred once Daniel Craig hangs up his exploding cell phone next year, but we have one more Bond film left under the English actor’s lead before saying goodbye. In a new 15-second teaser trailer that was released on December 1, Craig is back for a fifth time as the world’s most famous spy and looks just as deadly and debonair as ever.
The new trailer shows Bond going from a casual jumpsuit to a chic grey suit, with the spy back in action after a short retirement. There are cars flipping, machine guns being fired, motorcycles racing up stairs, beautiful women in ball gowns, and you can better believe that there’s Bond in a black tux.
— James Bond (@007) December 2, 2019
The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it teaser trailer acts as an amuse-bouche for Wednesday’s full-length trailer, which will likely show more of the upcoming storyline for No Time To Die. We already know that the film will open with Bond enjoying retirement in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA requests his assistance in finding a scientist who has been kidnapped.
The upcoming Bond features the return of Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as weapons specialist Q. Rory Kinner is back as Tanner, Christoph Waltz will reprise his role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Ralph Fiennes is set to return as M, the replacement for the irreplaceable Judi Dench, and Léa Seydoux will once again play Madeleine Swan.
New to the cast this time around is Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, who took home an Oscar this year for his turn as another famous Englishman, playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek will play baddie Safin, Bond’s enemy for the upcoming film.
No Time To Die marks the 25th Bond film and the first for director Cary Fukunaga. Replacing Danny Boyle in 2018, Fukunaga co-wrote the film with Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who swept the Emmys this year for her work on Fleabag and Killing Eve. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the new Bond film will reunite Waller-Bridge with Hot Priest Andrew Scott, who played C in the last Bond film. Sure, his character died, but that’s what flashbacks are for!
Craig’s upcoming appearance as James Bond will be the actor’s last, leaving the spot vacant. For a while it looked like we were finally going to get a black James Bond with Idris Elba, but the English actor has continually denied the reports. Now there are rumblings that Bond could be a person of colour and a woman, with British actor Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi in the new film, possibly being primed to step into the MI6 role. Pierce Brosnan is here for this. We are so here for this.
The full trailer for No Time To Die is set to be released on Wednesday, December 4, while the film will officially open in North America on April 8, 2020.