BOND 25 NEWS – New Title, Synopsis & Release Date

Well, well, well, it’s been a while since last April since we saw the Live Reveal of the cast/crew at Goldeneye, Ian Fleming’s legendary Jamaican villa. Earlier today a tweet came announcing the title AND when we’ll see the movie!

Here it is again in the 16:9 format:

My first reactions is, ‘Hmmm, I thought they’re gonna have another one word title like Skyfall and Spectre, but No Time To Die isn’t terrible, though the word ‘die’ has been kinda overused in this franchise. In any case, I quite like the retro font here and the title plays on the fact that Bond has left service. Well, temporarily anyway, the synopsis tells us he’ll take up the spy mantle when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Despite rumors of numerous set problems, the 25th Bond film continues production in Jamaica and Pinewood Studios, UK. I follow director Cary Fukunaga on Instagram and he posts stuff pretty regularly. Last June, they even released a set video featuring Daniel Craig with Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Lashana Lynch (Nomi) on set. I for one can’t wait to see miss Lynch being introduced as a female 007 (as I mentioned in this post).

No sign of Rami Malek just yet though, who I think is an inspired choice as a Bond villain. Apparently Malek signed on to do the role on one condition, and it totally make sense given his background.

Per EW, “It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” Rami, who is of Egyptian descent, is quoted as saying. “But that was one thing that I discussed with Cary. I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not ­something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out.’ But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist.” 

I’m curious to see how Malek fares as a young Bond villain, let’s hope he’ll do much better than poor Toby Stephens in Die Another Day (which basically the same meaning as No Time To Die?). I guess we’ll find out when the movie opens on Wednesday, 8 April 2020.


Well, what do YOU think about the new title?

5 thoughts on “BOND 25 NEWS – New Title, Synopsis & Release Date

    1. Hi Richard! Yeah, it’s a rather conventional title. I didn’t even know they considered Shatterhand? That would’ve been cooler, I always like one-word movie titles.

  1. The title is OK but I’m hoping that it would be a great outing for Daniel Craig as I’m also hoping for appearances from the usual cast of characters in the world of Bond such as my boy Q.

    1. Yeah I hope the movie would be a great send off as I think this is Craig’s last flick. He’s threatened to leave so many times, can’t imagine he’d do yet another one after this. But yeah, I love the returning characters, including Ben Whishaw as Q!

  2. Like you said the word DIE has been used too many times for title on this franchise, I don’t care for the title but as long as the actual film is good then it’s no big deal. I’m a little surprised that they’re still firm on next April’s release date, I thought for sure they’d move it to summer since we’ve hearing so much about the trouble during the shoot.

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