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The 'No Time to Die' Trailer Promises Multiple Villains, 00 Agents and Spectacular Action Scenes

After being delayed due to COVID-19, the latest Bond film — Daniel Craig's fifth — will hit cinemas in November.
By Sarah Ward
September 04, 2020
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The 'No Time to Die' Trailer Promises Multiple Villains, 00 Agents and Spectacular Action Scenes

After being delayed due to COVID-19, the latest Bond film — Daniel Craig's fifth — will hit cinemas in November.
By Sarah Ward
September 04, 2020
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UPDATE: OCTOBER 3, 2020 — Due to worldwide cinema closures and other concerns around COVID-19, No Time to Die will no longer release on Thursday, November 12. Instead, it will now release on Thursday, April 1, 2021. This article has been updated to reflect that change.

To find out more about the status of COVID-19 in Australia and how to protect yourself, head to the Australian Government Department of Health's website.

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Shaken (not stirred) martinis are back on the menu, and so are suave secret agents, sinister plots to destroy the world and big-screen espionage thrills. Yes, it's James Bond time again, with No Time to Die finally set to reach cinemas in 2021 — and dropping a brand new trailer to tease the British spy's 25th official cinematic outing.

On offer, as fans initially glimpsed in the first sneak peek in 2019, are all the franchise staples. World-in-peril action, savvy ladies, plenty of gadgets, eye-popping stunts and spectacles, an Aston Martin — they're all accounted for. And, because no Bond movie would be complete without a formidable villain, No Time to Die serves up two: an unhinged, mask-wearing new adversary called Safin (Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar-winner Rami Malek), plus imprisoned ex-opponent Blofeld (Christoph Waltz).

Daniel Craig returns as 007, marking not only his fifth stint as the spy since 2006's Casino Royale, but his last — and he has company in the 00 stakes. Following the events of 2015's Spectre, Bond has left active service and started a new life in Jamaica, causing MI6 to recruit someone else to cover his turf. That'd be new agent Nomi (Captain Marvel's Lashana Lynch), and you can obviously expect the pair to cross paths. Bond being Bond, he was never going to be able to escape his line of work easily, after all. Here, he's brought back in by CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) to help with a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Maniac) and penned by a team that includes Fukunaga, The Report director Scott Z Burns and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this Bond instalment also brings back all the usual Bond offsiders. Ralph Fiennes returns as M, alongside Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and Rory Kinnear as MI6 head Bill Tanner. Lea Seydoux is back as psychiatrist Dr Madeleine Swan, too — and, reuniting with Craig after co-starring in the fabulously entertaining Knives Out last year, Ana de Armas also joins the cast.

Of course, as Bond aficionados won't have forgotten, No Time to Die has had to overcome a few setbacks off-screen on its path to cinemas. Originally it was due to release in April this year, but became one of the first films to delay its opening date due to COVID-19. It was then slated to hit the big screen in November, but has now been postponed until April 2021.

Watch the new No Time to Die trailer below:

No Time to Die will no longer hit Australian cinemas on November 12, 2020, with its release date postponed until April 1, 2021.

Top image: James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Paloma (Ana de Armas) in No Time to Die, an EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios film. Credit: Nicola Dove. © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Published on September 04, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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