Ben Whishaw Says No Time to Die will Link Up with Other Bond Films
In a few more months, James Bond will grace the big screen once more in No Time to Die, a film that is being billed as Daniel Craig’s final outing in the titular role — a character he has played since 2006’s Casino Royale. Well, to really drive home the whole finale angle, actor Ben Whishaw revealed to Collider that No Time to Die will essentially tie all of Craig’s films together.
“It’s Daniel’s last film as James Bond, so I think what they can look forward to is a kind of summing up, I guess, of all of the previous Bond films that Daniel’s done,” Whishaw said. “There are strands from all of the films in it, kind of reaching a conclusion.”
This isn’t exactly new to the Craig films, as Quantum of Solace and Spectre served as sequels to their respective predecessors, to mixed results. In fact, Spectre was seen as a culmination of all the Craig films by revealing Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld as the man who was pulling the strings all along. Hopefully, Craig gets to go out with a bang, as his Bond films have been amongst the best in this long-running series.
Confirmed cast members returning for the film include Daniel Craig reprising his iconic role as James Bond for the last time, Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as A, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) will direct No Time to Die which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve).
EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios have partnered with Universal Pictures on the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film. The superspy’s previous outing, Spectre, opened in U.S. theaters on November 16, 2015. The film earned $200 million domestically and $680.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $880.7 million.
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No Time to Die is due to hit theaters in the UK on April 3, 2020, and on April 8, 2020, in the US.