It’s the highly-anticipated new Bond film set to finally be released in October.
And Daniel Craig looked every inch the 007 action man in the new No Time to Die trailer released on Monday.
The actor, 53, launches himself off a bridge with just a rope and speeds on a motorbike in the action-packed 30-second teaser.
Wow! Daniel Craig looked every inch the 007 action man in the new No Time to Die trailer released on Monday
In other snippets of scenes Craig is seen reuniting with Q (Ben Whishaw), zooming along in high-speed car races and firing weapons at his enemies.
Craig is also seen shooting through the skies in a fighter jet as new star Lashana Lynch (who plays Nomi) takes the controls while admitting she’s ‘never flown one of these before.’
Returning Bond girl Léa Seydoux (Dr. Madeleine Swann) is seen next to Bond in a dramatic car chase scene while Ana de Armas (Paloma) makes a brief appearance, telling 007 ‘you’re late’.
The dramatic trailer ends with the words ‘Bond is back’ flashing across the screen as the October release date is shown.
Stunts: The actor, 53, launched himself off a bridge with just a rope and sped on a motorbike in the action-packed 30-second trailer
Jaw-dropping: In other snippets of scenes Craig is seen reuniting with Q, zooming along in high-speed car races and firing weapons at his enemies
Léa and Ben Whishaw – who plays Q – both reprise their roles in the film while new stars Rami Malek and Ana de Armas will make their debuts.
No Time to Die is Daniel’s final adventure as Bond and the film was originally set for release in April 2020 before being postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The hotly-anticipated film is reportedly set to have the world’s biggest premiere when it is released later this year.
Stars: Craig is also seen shooting through the skies in a fighter jet as new star Lashana Lynch takes the controls, while Bond girls Léa Seydoux and Ana de Armas make brief appearances
Exciting: The dramatic trailer ends with the words ‘Bond is back’ flashing across the screen as the October release date is shown
According to reports from The Mirror last month, MGM and the film’s producers are said to have set aside £10 million for the grand event in the UK.
It was claimed that those behind-the-scenes are keen to have the premiere take place in a large London stadium like Wembley Arena.
A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘They think they can pull off the biggest in-person premiere of the post-pandemic era, and have already put aside a whopping £10million for an event in England that will signal the return of these kinds of flashy movie launches that everybody’s been missing for the last year.
‘They are looking at the biggest venues in London, starting with Wembley and going down from there, and have enquired about the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a US premiere.
Cast: Léa and Ben Whishaw – who plays Q – both reprise their roles in the film while new stars Rami Malek (pictured) and Ana de Armas will make their debuts
Stunning: Ana wears a beautiful black gown as she appears briefly in the new trailer released on Monday
Scary: In another scene James and Lea are pursued in a high-speed car chase
‘MGM and the Bond team have never liked the idea of launching this movie without a red carpet event, which is one of the many reasons they’ve rolled with all the delays.’
MailOnline contacted representatives of the James Bond franchise for further comment at the time.
The much anticipated blockbuster has seen its planned premiere pushed back multiple times due to the Covid pandemic, after originally being slated to come out in April 2020.
The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is the 25th film in the franchise, and finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help.
Leaving his seemingly happy life with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux), Bond returns to the field to face Safin (Rami Malek) who is armed with a new dangerous technology that could impact the world.
Producer Barbara Broccoli has already teased what fans can expect and said that the movie will deliver a satisfying ending for Daniel’s Bond.
007: No Time to Die is Daniel’s final adventure as Bond and the film was originally set for release in April 2020 before being postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic
Speaking on the official James Bond podcast, she said: ‘It’s a culmination of everything that his portrayal of the character has been through and it ties up all the storylines. It’s a pretty epic film, I have to say.’
After pushing the film’s release back to April 2021 in October, MGM quashed rumours about whether it was thinking of offering the film to streaming services for a $600 million one-year licensing deal.
‘We do not comment on rumours. The film is not for sale. The film’s release has been postponed until April 2021 in order to preserve the theatrical experience for moviegoers,’ an MGM spokesperson told Variety.
Bloomberg had reported that Netflix, Amazon and Apple had all been approached about the possibility of the movie being offered up for Premium VOD.
Big event: The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is the 25th film in the franchise, and finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help (pictured: Ana de Armas)
However, according to Deadline.com, none of the streaming services were willing to put up more than half the amount the studio was seeking.
Lead actor Craig did defend James Bond producers’ decision to delay the premiere of the new film in October last year.
Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Craig said: ‘This thing is just bigger than all of us. We want to release the movie at the same time all around the world and this isn’t the right time. So fingers cross April 2 is going to be our date.’
The new release will be Craig’s final outing as the spy after landing the role for 2006’s Casino Royale. He has also starred in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
The star has previously discussed his anxieties over the new script and admitted feeling ‘physically very low’ was the reason behind the film’s five year delay in a recent interview with GQ Magazine.
The actor said: ‘I was never going to do one again. I was like, ‘Is this work really genuinely worth this, to go through this, this whole thing?’ And I didn’t feel… I felt physically really low.
Ending: The new release will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as the spy after landing the role for 2006’s Casino Royale. He has also starred in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre
‘So the prospect of doing another movie was just, like, off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years.’
Craig said that the ‘physicality’ of Bond is ‘a preparation, in a way’, because he would not get the script beforehand.
He said: ‘It’s making my head go, ‘This is what it’s going to be’.’
Trying to prepare for a role in one of the most popular film franchises in modern cinema without a script also caused him to have anxiety.
He said: ‘I have suffered from it in the past. I have suffered because it’s been like, ‘I can’t cope. I can’t deal with this’.’
The hunt for a new Bond began in 2016 when Daniel admitted he was ‘over it’ after being cast in the role since Casino Royale in 2006.
‘… I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,’ he told TimeOut when asked whether he would do another Bond film.
‘No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.’
Since the speculation began the likes of Tom Hardy, James Norton, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and even retired footballer David Beckham have been mentioned as possible replacements.
Stars: Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Rory Kinnear (Tanner) are pictured in No Time To Die