Daniel Craig’s James Bond is back for the final time in the first trailer for No Time to Die, which made its debut this morning. The trailer teases a new 007 adventure, which brings Bond out of retirement, hints at a devastating betrayal, and teases a dangerous new villain while familiar faces—both friend and foe—join in on the fun. Let's dive in.
While the last Bond movie, 2015's Spectre, left the door open for a happily-ever-after ending for Bond and Léa Seydoux's Dr. Madeleine Swann, the trailer opens with Bond believing that Swann has betrayed him—and the imprisoned Spectre villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) suggests she has dark secrets. Elsewhere in the trailer, we see Bond's old CIA buddy Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) asking him for help on a mission, one that's meant "to rescue a kidnapped scientist [who] turns out to be far more treacherous than expected."
No Time to Die, which was directed by Cary Fukunaga of True Detective fame and boasts Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge as one of its writers, marks the end of an era for the iconic British super spy, as the 25th Bond movie will almost certainly be Craig’s last. He first played 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale and subsequently appeared in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre, but Craig has expressed wanting to get out of the Bond franchise for a while now. The actor recently appeared as a gentleman detective in Rian Johnson’s whodunit Knives Out, but he’s renewing his license to kill one more time for No Time to Die next spring, in which he'll be joined by fellow Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas.
Mr. Robot and Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek will play the film’s masked villain. Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch joins as well, playing another 00 agent who appears to have a friendly rivalry with Bond. There have been rumors that Lynch's character is being set up to be the next James Bond, and her status as an MI6 agent of his stature makes this chatter seem plausible. Also making their Bond debuts are David Dencik and Billy Magnussen, who worked with Fukunaga on the Netflix limited series Maniac.
Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw will return as M and Q, respectively. Rory Kinnear and Naomie Harris will reprise their roles as well.
No Time to Die hits theaters on April 2, 2020.
Omega is releasing a special-edition Seamaster with “Bond-related features.” (Unfortunately, that does not mean it shoots lasers.)
Also, Roger Federer wears a Rolex favorite, and Odell Beckham Jr. finds a new watch brand to wear.
Originally Appeared on GQ