'No Time To Die' will tie up stories from all Daniel Craig's films
We're only a few months away from the release of No Time To Die, the 25th official James Bond film and the last in which Daniel Craig will duff up bad lads in the name of Queen and country. After this, he's hanging up his Walther PPK. That means not only that expectations for Craig's swan-song are heightened – he's now done the longest stint as Bond, having first taken given the 007 codename in 2006's Casino Royale – but the franchise's fans are all a-twitter trying to predict who'll be the next James Bond.
So it's time to take stock. Think of this as the 007 Situation Room, into which all our intel on the next Bond film will be funnelled, assessed and categorised. This is everything we know so far about No Time To Die.
What's actually going to happen in it?
Everyone in the Bond franchise presumably lives in fear of accidentally letting something slip in an interview or while chatting to a mate, and then being spirited away for an unceremonious sea burial somewhere in Scapa Flow. However, Ben Whishaw, who plays Q, has broken cover to give us a bit of a pointer.
"It's Daniel’s last film as James Bond, so I think what they can look forward to is a kind of summing up, I guess, of all of the previous Bond films that Daniel's done," Whishaw told Collider during a chat at Sundance film festival. "There are strands from all of the films in it, kind of reaching a conclusion."
We did already know from the trailer – and the fact that Léa Seydoux's Dr Madeline Swann is still knocking about – that No Time To Die would follow on directly from Spectre, but the hope that it might 'sum up' the entirety of Craig's time as Bond and reach back to Casino Royale and draw on plot points from way back then is very interesting. Whishaw also said that Cary Joji Fukunaga's style was very different to Sam Mendes' on Skyfall and Spectre.