Daniel Craig became James Bond in 2006. After four films, two of them extremely successful, the actor warned he’d walk away from the franchise with No Time to Die. That was 2016, when the movie had no title yet and was called simply as Bond 25. Flas forward to 2021 and his fifth and last turn as the British spy is not yet on theaters and delayed already three times. Officially now is to be released in October, over a year after its original plan.
The script for No Time to Die began to be developed in the first semester of 2016 and faced many issues, including distribution rights that ended up with Universal getting international distribution and MGM keeping digital rights.
The movie follows up where we stopped in Spectre, when we first met Blofeld. Many directors were considered, including Danny Boyle, who left after disagreements. Only in 2018 that Cary Joji Fukunaga was confirmed, thus becoming the first American director of the 007 universe. In 2019, Bond 25 became No Time to Die and shooting started, with a script also signed by Phoebe Waller Bridge and the song theme sung by Billie Eilish.
All was set for the premiere in April 2020 when COVID-19 took the world by surprise and theaters closed. The movie was expected for November, January and now, October.
O trailer is amazing. We will miss Daniel Craig.