It might be Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond – but is it time for the film series to finish?
Despite a few problems while filming including Daniel Craig’s ankle injury, the full trailer for the twenty fifth James Bond film has been released and looks set to be darker and more action packed than ever before.
This new trailer shows James Bond having left Her Majesty’s Secret Service and living in Jamaica before his friend Felix Leiter asks for his help once more. Throughout the two minutes, viewers are treated to impressive looking stunts, plenty of conflict and even an unexpected introduction to a new 007.
While it has to be said that No Time To Die looks impressive, it has to be said given that the previous films in the series such as Spectre and Casino Royale have felt a little bit complicated plot wise to the point where it is difficult to care about what happens to any of the characters which could be the case here.
But despite this, it is clear that there is still clearly an appetite for more James Bond films and it will be interesting to see what direction the film series takes if a new James Bond is found to replace Daniel Craig.
From this trailer, it will be interesting to see what Rami Malek is like as a villain – an interesting and potentially inspired choice having won an Oscar for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Wearing an extremely creepy mask – we are only given brief glimpses of him in character so as of yet no idea of the type of villain he will be.
It is also excellent to see more female characters taking a central role – moving the film series into the 21st century. In particular the inclusion of Lashana Lynch as new 007 (not new James Bond – just she has taken his code name while he has been away) – with a no nonsense attitude it will be interesting to see how she and Craig work as a team.
Overall, it looks as though No Time to Die still maintains the exaggerated nature of the stunts and action scenes in previous James Bond films which will delight fans while attempting to progress the roles of the female characters to be more in line with 2019 attitudes. Will it all pay off? We will have to wait until April 2020.