Bond 25 – NO TIME TO DIE first trailer + character posters!

I’ve been waiting for this!! After revealing the new title last August, No Time To Die finally has its first trailer… and as a longtime Bond fan, color me excited!!

I personally can’t wait to see what director Cary Fukunaga would do with this 57-year-old franchise, and from what I’m seeing here, it certainly looks promising!

The one I’m most curious about is Lashana Lynch’s character, and this trailer confirms that she is indeed has been assigned as a Double-O while Bond’s away from active duty. Oooh and she’s fierce!

Stay in your lane. You get in my way, I’ll put a bullet in your name.

She also reminds Bond that the world has changed… a way the studio reassure moviegoers that ‘this new Bond movie is woke, guys!’ I had to chuckle a bit seeing how reluctant Daniel Craig says the name ‘Bond… James Bond.’ He doesn’t look too happy to come back from retirement… just like Craig himself who can’t wait for his Bond contract to expire, ahah.

So Christoph Waltz is back as Blofeld, let’s see if they’d redeem his character here after what they did in Spectre where he’s basically playing a clichéd psychopath. And now Rami Malek is the new Phantom of the Opera er, Bond villain named Safin, complete w/ a preposterous accent to go with his eeee-vil plan. Looks like Safin will be one of those baddie with a more global ‘vision’ for his malevolent schemes… not simply a guy on a personal vendetta w/ Bond.

“… your skills die with your body. Mine will survive long after I’m gone.”

Nice to see Léa Seydoux back as Dr. Swann. So is she supposed to be new Vesper? Blofeld said ‘you gave up everything for her’ but there’s talk about her  knowing Safin’s secret… hmmmm, are they alluding to a Stockholm syndrome of some kind as Dr. Swann was kidnapped (presumably by Safin) and Bond had to rescue her? Not sure yet who Ana de Armas is playing, but hey she looks fabulous in a low-cut dress firing out two guns, so that’s all that matters, right? 😉

The cinematography looks gorgeous, plenty of cool-looking shots here. DP Linus Sandgren has worked with Damien Chazelle in La La Land and First Man. Composer Dan Romer is also new to the Bond franchise,  so far the music sounds good to me.

Ahead of the trailer, they released these new character posters… I’d say they look pretty sleek! I like the vintage, art deco vibe of the font, but yet looks very modern overall. Hey even Ben Whishaw gets his own character poster as the quirky Q, but no Ralph Fiennes as M??

Even in his poster Craig looks like he absolutely can’t wait to be done w/ his Bond stint, ahah. Well, I like him in the role, but honestly, I’m pretty ready to see a new Bond myself.

In any case, I am excited for Bond 25. There’s no shortage on the writers apparently… Cary Fukunaga also wrote the script which started with Neil Purvis, Robert Wade, then Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge were brought in to make some updates. Release date in North America is April 8, while the UK and its territories will see it first on April 2.

What do you think of NO TIME TO DIE trailer? Let’s hear it!

10 thoughts on “Bond 25 – NO TIME TO DIE first trailer + character posters!

  1. On the one hand, it looks like a Bond movie — that’s good!

    On the other hand, it looks like the events of this one are predicated on my remembering that “Spectre” exists, and I have been doing my best since 2015 to forget that I suffered thru “Spectre” — that’s bad.

    I dunno. The Daniel Craig era has been so frustrating for me — I love Daniel Craig as Bond, I legit think “Casino Royale” is the best Bond movie ever made, and I don’t think ANY of the subsequent follow-ups have been worthy of it. (“Skyfall” was OK.) So I’m REALLY hoping Craig can get another GREAT Bond movie to close out his run, but…I dunno.

    1. Hey CB!! Yep Spectre was rubbish! That’s why I’m not super excited to see Blofeld back but he’s not the main villain anymore at least.

      Yeah I like Craig in Casino Royale and Skyfall, but the other two has been so lackluster. I sure hope he’d leave on a high note w/ this one. What do you think of Rami Malek as Safin?? I kept hearing the Phantom theme in my head when I see him pop up w/ that white mask, ahah.

  2. As with all of the Bond trailers, this one looks good. It has the SKYFALL vibe to it, hopefully it’ll be as good that film and not the overlong mess that was SPECTRE. Since you mentioned the list of writers involved, I’m kind of worried that the actual film will be a mess. Typically when a film has so many cooks in the kitchen, it doesn’t come out tasting that great. Lol!

    As usual though, I’ll be there on opening weekend just like the other Bond films I attended since GoldenEye! Too bad that our local IMAX theater closed, Fukunaga shot the action scenes with IMAX cameras so it would’ve been nice to see this on a true giant IMAX screen.

    1. Hey Ted, I sure hope it’ll be at least as good as Skyfall! Spectre was a huge mess, that’s why I wasn’t too keen on seeing Blofeld in the trailer. You’re right about the number of writers, could be dicey.

      I know, it’s too bad we don’t have a real IMAX anymore 😦

      1. Yeah, I was surprised to see Blofeld showed up in the trailer. I was excited that Blofeld was going to be the villain in SPECTRE but the way they reimagined him was atrocious. I’m just glad they didn’t move the release date of this one to summer and stuck with the April release so we don’t have to wait long to see it!

        If I ever win the lottery, I’d buy that IMAX theater at the MN Zoo and reopen it! Lol. I totally understand why they shut it down though, they just don’t get a lot of business out there unless there’s a new Nolan, Mission: Impossible or Bond film playing at the theater.

  3. I enjoyed Spectre as did my dad who really did like Daniel Craig and the films he brought in such as Casino Royale and Skyfall. I’m excited to see this one but it feels bittersweet that my dad isn’t around to see this as he loved the James Bond franchise.

    1. Hey Steven, sorry to hear that your dad is no longer w/ you. I had one brother who I used to watch the old Bond movies with who passed away about 5 yrs ago too. I think the Bond flicks have become a family viewing for lots of people.

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