The first trailer for the latest James Bond movie was released on Wednesday.
The high-octane teaser is typically dramatic with Daniel Craig in a high-speed chase before launching himself off a bridge and later coming face to face with Lashana Lynch – who is rumoured to be the first female 007.
The footage from the highly anticipated film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, shows Daniel back in the role but no longer working as the spy with the licence to kill.
It shows his first meeting with Nomi, played by Captain Marvel star Lashana, who brusquely tells him: ‘The world has moved on Commander Bond. You get in my way I will put a bullet in your knee. The one that works.’
He’s back! The first trailer for the latest James Bond movie was released on Wednesday
When Bond asks her if she is a double 00, she confirms she has been for two years.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer opens with Bond and Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux, being chased in an Aston Martin, as he suspects her of betraying him, and also marks the return of Christoph Waltz as Ernst Blofeld, who appears to confirm his fears.
Bond and Swann ran off together at the end of 2015’s Spectre and have been living off the grid together until Bond is visited by Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) to call him back into action.
When Swann questions: ‘Why would I betray you?’ he says: ‘We all have our secrets, we just didn’t get to yours yet.’
Blofeld, who was the key villain in Spectre, is now under lock and key and is chained up behind glass when Bond interviews him about what he knows.
The criminal mastermind tells him: ‘You gave up everything for her. When her secret finds its way out it will the death of you.’
As Ralph Fiennes’ M cautions: ‘The world is arming faster than we can respond,’ there are only brief looks at Rami Malek’s mysterious villain Safin, who seems to be heavily scarred and covering much of his face with a white mask.
He’s back: The trailer was released on the official James Bond Twitter account, with the caption: ”Bond… James Bond’ – The first trailer for #NoTimeToDie is here! In cinemas April 2020 #Bond25 #BondJamesBond’
Explosive scenes: The Oscar winner only shows his full face towards the end of the trailer, when Bond tells him: ‘History is not kind to men who play God’
The Oscar winner only shows his full face towards the end of the trailer, when Bond tells him: ‘History is not kind to men who play God.’
There is also mystery in the footage when Swann appears with Nomi and Bond is shocked to see them together and also high-octane stunts, when Bond leaps off a huge bridge swinging from a rope and engages in a thrilling motorcycle chase over rooftops.
The trailer ends with Bond in driver’s seat of the Aston Martin taking heavy gun fire but protected by bulletproof glass, before he releases huge machine guns from the headlights.
The trailer was released on the official James Bond Twitter account, with the caption: ”Bond… James Bond’ – The first trailer for #NoTimeToDie is here! In cinemas April 2020 #Bond25 #BondJamesBond’.
WOAH! The trailer ends with Bond in driver’s seat of the Aston Martin taking heavy gun fire but protected by bulletproof glass, before he releases huge machine guns from the headlights
No Time To Die is co-written by Phoebe who was brought on board to sprinkle her magic on the script for the 25th movie in the film franchise based on Ian Fleming’s hit novels.
The film had previously been given the working title Shatterhand, however the title has since been changed to match Bond’s more iconic film titles.
Production finally kicked off in April of this year, though it had already been delayed by several months following the departure of original director Danny Boyle.
But it has suffered a turbulent production process in recent months after Daniel suffered a nasty ankle injury while filming a separate chase sequence in Jamaica, the spiritual home of Bond creator Ian Fleming.
The actor underwent an operation followed by two weeks of rehabilitation in May, causing major delays to the long awaited production.
The blond Bond: He was putting on a typically suave display during the trailer
Meanwhile over at the UK’s Pinewood Studios three explosions went off on set after a stunt went wrong during filming.
Health and Safety officials arrived on the set of the beleaguered movie after an explosion ripped a hole in a sound stage and injured a member of the crew.
The official Twitter account for the 007 franchise confirmed the blasts, with a post saying: ‘During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage.’
Daniel, who once said he would rather ‘slit my own wrists’ than play Bond again, said after filming for the new film finished that he was ‘really happy’ he signed up for a final time.
But, when asked if the film would be his last as the suave secret agent, he told German website Express: ‘Yes – someone else needs to have a go.’
‘It’s been, as they always are, incredibly hard work, but it’s a massive collaboration,’ he said.
Oh dear! Rami’s chilling villain comes face to face with Bond in the thrilling trailer
Back again: Daniel, who once said he would rather ‘slit my own wrists’ than play Bond again, said after filming for the new film finished that he was ‘really happy’ he signed up for a final time
‘One of the most moving things for me about finishing the film is that I have been working with some of the people for 30 years.’
He also suggested that working alongside colleagues was ‘what it was all about’, and so to sign up again was partly to ‘say goodbye’ to ‘those people’.
His comments starkly contrast with his response about signing up again when he was asked in 2015, shortly before the release of Spectre.
‘I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,’ he said during an interview with London’s Time Out magazine. ‘We’re done. All I want to do is move on.’
The Layer Cake star added that if he were to sign up again, it would only be for the money. But Daniel did agree to star in the much-anticipated No Time To Die, for a reported fee of £18.4 million ($25million).
As well as Casino Royale, Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre, Daniel also appeared in Quantum of Solace in 2008.
Daniel’s latest project seems him star as private detective Benoit Blanc in murder mystery Knives Out.
No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on April 2, 2020 and in the US on April 8, 2020.