James Bond: No Time to Die first trailer released
In trailer for 25th 007 film Daniel Craig comes face to face with his replacement
James Bond comes face to face with the woman who appears to have replaced him as 007 in the first trailer for No Time to Die.
The footage from the highly anticipated film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and cowritten by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, shows Daniel Craig back in the role but no longer working as the spy with the licence to kill.
It shows his first meeting with Nomi, played by the Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch, who brusquely tells him: “The world has moved on, Commander Bond. You get in my way I will put a bullet in your knee. The one that works.”
When Bond asks her if she is a double-0, she confirms she has been for two years.
The 2½-minute trailer opens with Bond and Madeleine Swann, played by Léa Seydoux, being chased in an Aston Martin, as he suspects her of betraying him, and also marks the return of Christoph Waltz as Ernst Blofeld, who appears to confirm his fears.
Bond and Swann ran off together at the end of Spectre, the last Bond film, from 2015, and have been living off the grid together until Bond is visited by Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) to call him back into action.
When Swann asks, “Why would I betray you?” he replies, “We all have our secrets. We just didn’t get to yours yet.”
Blofeld, who was the key villain in Spectre, is now under lock and key and is chained up behind glass when Bond interviews him about what he knows.
The criminal mastermind tells him: “You gave up everything for her. When her secret finds its way out it will be the death of you.”
As Ralph Fiennes’s M cautions, “The world is arming faster than we can respond,” there are only brief looks at Rami Malek’s mysterious villain, Safin, who seems to be heavily scarred and covering much of his face with a white mask.
The Oscar winner shows his full face only towards the end of the trailer, when Bond tells him, “History is not kind to men who play God.”
There are also high-octane stunts in the trailer, including when Bond leaps off a huge bridge swinging from a rope and engages in a thrilling motorbike chase over rooftops.
The trailer ends with Bond in driver’s seat of his Aston Martin, taking heavy gunfire but protected by bulletproof glass, before he releases huge machine guns from the headlights. – PA
No Time to Die is due to be released on April 2nd, 2020