The first trailer for No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film, is officially released online.
Not only do we see Craig’s Bond come up against Rami Malek’s new villain, Safin, he also meets his potential replacement — a new 00 agent played by Lashana Lynch. Lynch’s as-yet unnamed spy makes it clear from the start that she sees 007 as a relic, past his prime and only good for getting in her way.
Bond 25 had a troubled road to production, losing original director Danny Boyle over creative differences and undergoing a script rewrite. Those developments likely made fans feel uneasy about the film’s prospects, but when Cary Fukunaga took over as helmsman, the project remained on course for its April 2020 premiere (despite Craig missing time due to an ankle injury).
Directed and co-written by Cary Fukunaga, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek. It is scheduled for release on April 8, 2020.