Like his character coming out of retirement, Daniel Craig is returning for one last James Bond job. After 15 years in the role he’s ready to say goodbye to the world’s most famous spy with a fifth and final film. And the last trailer for No Time to Die promises it’s going to be one hell of a farewell. In a movie that will serve as the ultimate culmination of Craig’s time playing 007. But not before he also gets a retrospective looking back at his time with a license to kill.
If Craig’s last Bond film is anywhere near as good as this final trailer, it’s going to be one of the best goodbyes any actor has had for the character. (Well, so long as it has more Q than this teaser does.) Not only does it look back on this Bond’s entire history and what has brought him to this moment, it sets up a thrilling final installment. One that will involve old villains and allies, along with Rami Malek’s new baddie. An enemy whose threat to the world seems even more deadly than this trailer lets us know. The kind of threat former Bonds never faced when they always met their foes in the same room. It shows that the franchise continues to adapt to the modern world and the growing challenges of keeping it safe.
The film’s official synopsis also provides a glimpse of what we can expect from Bond’s “mirror” image.
“In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”
The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, won’t be the only Bond farewell Craig gets though. Apple TV has also announced a new retrospective about his time playing 007 (which we first heard about at Variety). It comes to the streaming site September 7.
Also starring Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes, No Time To Die premieres October 8. After that Daniel Craig can actually retire from the job.