The second trailer for the highly anticipated 25th James Bond movie arrived this week, giving us a glimpse at what we can expect from Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007.
Having being delayed from April to November 2020 due to the pandemic, No Time To Die is set to be one of winter’s biggest releases sending off Craig’s Bond in style.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the story joins Bond as his retirement from active service becomes short-lived when his CIA friend Felix Leiter turns up and asks 007 for his help in tracking down a mysterious villain armed with new technology.
Check out the new trailer:
Joining Craig’s Bond is Jeffrey Wright as Felix, Léa Seydoux returning as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Christoph Waltz is back as the villainous Blofeld.
And of course newbies have joined the cast too including Ana De Armas as CIA agent Paloma, Lashana Lynch as new ’00’ agent Nomi and Rami Malek as the mysterious villain Safin, a character described as a nasty piece of work.
Although plot details are being kept under wraps, the trailer does tease us with what to expect from the story, action set pieces, new characters and more.
Here’s our breakdown of the new trailer.
That Bridge Scene Is Going To Be Spectacular
The new trailer opens by giving us an extended look at the action-packed bridge scene which we caught a glimpse of in the first trailer.
Stuck between a car and a bike both chasing him on a narrow bridge, Bond launches himself off the side, grabbing a rope before collapsing onto the ground.
It is an impressive stunt, and we think this scene is going to be a jaw-dropping action set piece.
“The Past Isn’t Dead”
Battered and bruised following his epic stunt, Bond joins lover Madeline Swann who looks shocked to see him. Maybe she is surprised he managed to escape from the enemies on the bridge?
Bond declares to her ‘the past isn’t dead’ which can indicate two things. Firstly that Bond is back in service as there is more work to be done, and secondly that something from Madeline’s past will be coming back to haunt her.
Madeline’s secret has been much referred to in both trailers, and it is clear she has skeletons in the closet – most likely deadly ones.
We are yet to find out the link though between her and Malek’s Safin.
Blofeld And Bond
After making an impression in Spectre, Waltz’s villainous Blofeld is back for No Time To Die and it sounds like he might be teaming up with Bond since Safin is seemingly his enemy too.
In the new trailer he tells Bond that ‘fate’ has drawn them back together and that ‘now your enemy is my enemy’, with Blofeld clearly revelling in the fact they have one common foe.
Does Bond join forces with Blofeld? What is Blofeld’s beef with Safin? Does Safin have something to do with SPECTRE? This scene leaves us with many questions.
Is This The End For Madeline?
This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot sees the mysterious Safin sporting his spooky mask, standing over a woman who is asleep and looks to be Madeline.
As we said earlier, the movie centres on Madeline’s secret and her connection to Safin so maybe he is out to kill her?
In the history of Bond his lovers often meet tragic ends, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Madeline dies leaving 007’s conflict with the baddie more personal.
Madeline And Safin
The trailer really does emphasise that Madeline’s past will come back to haunt her in the form of Malek’s Safin.
And when Bond asks her ‘what does he want’ she replies ‘revenge’ and ‘me’, indicating that maybe she betrayed or wronged Safin in the past, potentially she used to work for him, and now he is looking for vengeance.
Bond is also seen holding a note that reads ‘forgive me’ in Madeline’s handwriting. Does she try and resolve the conflict herself, with 007 chasing after to help?
Until now we weren’t too sure what role Ana De Armas’ Paloma would play in No Time To Die, but here we see Bond’s American friend Felix introduce 007 to the CIA agent.
Bond and Paloma are seen teaming up to take on bad guys, with Armas having her time to shine kicking some goons in the face whilst wearing high heels – also sporting two big guns of course.
Also, rather refreshingly for Bond, there is no hint towards a romantic involvement between the pair.
Of course Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge was hired to work on the script to bring a female perspective to it, so maybe this is a result of her impact? It will be interesting to see what effect Waller-Bridge’s contributions have.
And Meet Nomi
Another newbie to the series is Lashana Lynch as Nomi, a new ’00’ agent who has seemingly stepped into Bond’s role since his retirement.
Looking to be a key character in No Time To Die, Nomi gets to see a lot of the action in the new trailer and seemingly teams up with Bond who refers to her as a ‘disarming young woman’.
Nomi is also seen to get along with the other women at MI6, jokingly telling Moneypenny ‘I get why you shot him’.
With Paloma also on the scene, it is great to see two kick-ass women in a Bond film challenging 007’s supremacy.
Although it still isn’t clear what exactly Safin’s evil plan is, the scale of it is certainly pointed to with Nomi saying ‘he’s going to kill millions’ with Bond adding, ‘if we don’t do this there will be nothing left to save’.
When Bond utters this line there is a desperation in his voice, gone is his usual cool, calm and collected presence. The stakes have clearly never been higher.
And of course Safin does the cliche villain move of comparing himself to Bond telling 007 ‘we both eradicate people to make the world a better place’ adding that he wants to make it ‘tidier’.
What this means? Well, hopefully we don’t have long until we find out.
No Time To Die is due to hit UK cinemas on 12th November 2020. You can shop our full range of James Bond merchandise here.