It's 'No Time to Die' for Daniel Craig as his last James Bond movie is finally named
The 25th installment of the hit franchise that's been mired with controversy finally has a name. We can safely say that all other rumours of names like "Shatterhand" are officially ruled out.
It's definitely "No Time To Die" for Bond who after a brief retirement is back as 007.
An announcement on Bond 25's official Twitter page said: "Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie "
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie pic.twitter.com/qxYEnMhk2s— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019
Here's what we know so far.
Twitter reckoned a couple of months ago that they've chanced upon the name of the upcoming film. After rumoured titles like Shatterhand and Eclipse. their guess "A Reason To Die" wasn't that far off the mark.
is James Bond being replaced?
The filmakers have also confirmed that confirmed that the next 007 spy will be Lashana Lynch, making her the first black, and female person to hold the title on the silver screen.
In a recent article from the Daily Mail, an insider for the film spilled that, “There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says 'Come in 007', and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.”
Rami Malek is the new Bond villain
Oscar winner Rami Malek is also making his debut in the franchise as a Bond villain.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Malek has shed some light on the role he will be playing as the new Bond villain. He has said that he refused to let the character identiy with a particular "religion or ideology".
This is what he had to say on being cast as the villain in the popular 007 series. "I will be making sure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride in this, his 25th outing. See you all soon."
Key cast returns
During the live stream in Jamaica, it was also confirmed that Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw will return as M and Q, with Naomie Harris coming back as Moneypenny. Lea Seydoux will once again take up the role of Madeleine Swann character from 2015's Spectre.
Cary Fukunaga and the PS4 saga
The movie has been rife with rumours, from the director Cary Fukunaga missing a work day because of his PS4 antics to the crew being close to mutiny, it hasn't been easy for the Bond 25 movie.
Daniel Craig's final outing as Bond
Daniel Craig will bid adieu to James Bond, a character he's played since the 2006 movie Casino Royal. After 14 years in 2020, 'No Time To Die' will be his final outing as 007. He has previously starred in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).