It all began with Dr. No in 1962, the word hadn’t been seen in a James Bond movie title again, until now.
Daniel Craig is poised to return as British super spy next spring in the 25th installment of the 007 film franchise, No Time to Die.
The filmmakers revealed the title via social media on Tuesday.
The movie, slated to be Craig’s final turn as Bond, will see its North American release on April 8.
— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019
Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes return as cast members. Rami Malek plays the villain.
Earlier this summer, reports emerged that British actress Lashana Lynch — last seen in Captain Marvel and also previously announced as one of the new actors joining the upcoming film — would portray a field agent who takes over Bond’s number of 007 following his departure from MI6.
The 25th Bond installment has had a number of hurdles to leap and delays since it was first announced. It was initially to be directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle, who left the production over creative differences.
Filmmaker Cary Fukunaga was brought on board, the first American ever to helm a Bond film.
After the start of filming in Jamaica this spring, however, Daniel Craig was injured while performing a stunt and underwent minor ankle surgery that required two weeks of rehabilitation. Weeks later, there was an explosion during filming near London at Pinewood Studios, which resulted in a minor injury to a crew member and some damage to the set.
<em>With files from CBC and Associated Press </em>