BOND 25 Gets Its Title

Daniel Craig (James Bond, 007) during production of No Time to Die (2020)

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in…No Time to Die, coming to Regal April 8, 2020. The highly anticipated Bond movie received its title today four months after principal photography began in Jamaica. No Time to Die marks Craig’s fifth and final outing as the suave secret agent. 

No Time to Die begins with James Bond enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. His peace is short-lived as his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, turns up asking for help with a mission to resuce a kidnapped scientist. The mission turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, setting Bond on the trail of a msyterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. 

Daniel Craig first landed the role of James Bond in 2005, an announcement that caused significant controversy as he didn’t fit the tall, dark-haired portrayals of the past. Any doubt in Craig’s ability to fill Bond’s shoes quickly vanished, however, after his stellar performance in Casino Royale (2006), the highest-grossing Bond movie up to that point and one of the best in the franchise. Two Bond movies later, Daniel Craig delivered another franchise headliner in Skyfall (2012), which surpassed Casino Royale as the highest-grossing Bond movie to date and cemented Craig’s status as one of the best 007s of all-time. 

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(from left to right) Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Lashana Lynch for No Time to Die (2020)

Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the 25th installment in the Bond franchise from a script he co-wrote with Scott Z. Burns, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and longtime Bond writers Neil Purvis & Robert Wade. Jeffrey Wright returns as Bond’s friend in the CIA, Felix Leiter, in his first appearance since Casino Royale. Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ralph Fiennes (M), and two-time Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz (Blofeld) also return. Recent Academy Award®-winner Rami Malek becomes the latest star to make his mark in the venerable history of James Bond villains, headlining a list of newcomers to the franchise that includes Lashana Lynch (Nomi), Ana de Armas (Paloma), Billy Magnussen, and David Dencik (Waldo).

Despite some very publicized setbacks during production, No Time to Die is set to be released, as scheduled, on April 8, 2020. Follow @RegalMovies for more to come on James Bond’s 25th outing.