Dying? Ain’t nobody got time for that, especially not Bond. James Bond. The first trailer for Daniel Craig’s final lap as the iconic British spy has arrived. No Time to Die follows Bond as he begrudgingly comes out of retirement to hunt down a kidnapped scientist. If you’re thinking, Don’t they have more than one spy?, they do and she’s played by Lashana Lynch. “So, stay in your lane,” she chides Bond. “You get in my way, I will put a bullet in your knee. The one that works.” The bounty hunt gets complicated fast. Old flame Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) has secrets. A potential new flame, played by Ana de Armas, enters the picture. And a scarred, Phantom of the Opera mask–wearing Rami Malek is threatening to … to be honest, I don’t know, but it’s very ominous.
No Time to Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, written by Scott Z. Burns, Robert Wade, Neal Purvis, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, so let’s hope for at least one hot priest. PWB, who brought the assassin Villanelle to life in Killing Eve, was tapped to “liven up” and “polish” No Time to Die at the request of the leading man himself, Daniel Craig. And that was after True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga took over directing from Danny Boyle, who quit due to “creative differences.” Bond 25 required a lot of moving parts, and in April 2020, it all comes to fruition.