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No Time To Die: new image of Daniel Craig and villain details


You may have seen that 25th Bond movie No Time To Die wrapped last week. The official 007 Twitter account posted an image showing Daniel Craig and director Cary Fukunaga, teasing the actor's final outing as James Bond while anticipating the release date of 3rd April 2020.

Daniel Craig and Cary Fukunaga wrap filming on Bond movie No Time To Die

It comes on the heels of Craig's speech to the crew in Italy – the actor, who admitted that he was drunk, emotionally toasted the efforts of the production.

And Empire has now shared a brand image of Craig's 007 – as you can see, it's in-keeping with his gritty, down-to-Earth take on the character.

Daniel Craig in 25th Bond movie No Time To Die

Details have subsequently emerged about new Bond villain Safin, played by Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar winner Rami Malek. Producer Barbara Broccoli is promising a truly unpleasant antagonist who drives 007 to the ragged edge.

"We’ve thrown the book at him on this one," Broccoli told Empire. "He is really the super-villain. He’s the one that really gets under Bond’s skin. He’s a nasty piece of work."

"I said, 'We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or religion,'" Malek told The Daily Mirror. "'That's not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice, then you can count me out.' That was clearly not [Cary Fukunaga's] vision. He's a very different kind of terrorist." 

The plot of No Time To Die picks up with 007 in Jamaica, having retired from active duty as an Mi6 agent. However, he's then approached by old CIA ally Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), and becomes entangled in a plot involving a "dangerous new technology".

Lea Seydoux returns as Madeleine Swann, as does Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and Rory Kinnear as Tanner. They're joined by Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas (soon to be seen opposite Daniel Craig in Knives Out) and David Dencik.

As mentioned, No Time To Die is released in April next year, and we're all awaiting the first trailer with bated breath.