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BOND 25: NO TIME TO DIE Everything We know So Far UPDATE

It's our continually updating round-up of all the information we have so far about the 25th official James Bond movie, No Time To Die.

No Time To Die, the 25th official James Bond film, and the fifth to feature Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent, is currently in production. This page is dedicated to everything we know so far. Anything that is fact will be presented in regular type, anything that's rumoured but looking likely will be written in italics. You'll find links throughout to original/external news stories and articles containing further information, where available.

You may want to bookmark this page and check back often as we'll keep updating it with all the new information for No Time To Die as and when we get it, right up to when the film debuts.

Be warned there could be potential SPOILERS throughout.

So without further ado, let's get on with it.

Title Reveal
On August 20th 2019 the title of the 25th official James Bond film was revealed as No Time To Die. There is, potentially, some significance behind the title. Original James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli was also behind a 1958 prisoner of war film called No Time To Die (which was also known as Tank Force). That film was directed by Terence Young, who also worked on the Bond movies Dr No, From Russia With Love and Thunderball, plus it was co-written by screenwriter Richard Maibaum, who adapted the Bond stories for almost every film from Dr No to Licence to Kill.

Release Date
No Time to Die was originally scheduled for release on November 8th 2019, but will now receive its theatrical release on April 3rd 2020 in the United Kingdom, and five days later on April 8th in the USA.

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond
  • Rami Malek as the film's primary antagonist
  • Ralph Fiennes as M
  • Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny
  • Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner
  • Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann
  • Ben Whishaw as Q
  • Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter
  • Ana de Armas as Paloma
  • Lashana Lynch as Nomi
  • David Dencik as Waldo
Additionally, Dali Benssalah and Billy Magnussen  have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Cary Joji Fukunaga has co-written the screenplay with Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on an early draft by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who have worked on every Bond film since The World Is Not Enough).

In February 2018, Danny Boyle was confirmed to be helming the film with a production start date of December 2018. His original pitch saw John Hodge brought onto the project to wrote a screenplay based on Boyle's idea, with Purvis and Wade's version scrapped. However, Boyle left the production in August 2018 due to creative differences, and a spokeswoman for Hodge confirmed that he also was no longer involved. With Boyle's departure, several directors from film and television were considered for the position, in the hope to maintain the original November 2019 release date (which was later pushed back).

In September 2018, Cary Joji Fukunaga was announced as the new director, becoming the first American in the history of the series to direct an official James Bond film.

Production was scheduled to begin on December 3rd 2018 at Pinewood Studios, but filming was delayed until April 2019 after the departure of Boyle as director. Filming locations for No Time To Die will/have include/d Matera in Italy, Jamaica, Norway, Scotland and London, in addition to Pinewood Studios.

James Bond has left active service when his friend Felix Leiter enlists his help in the search for a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that the scientist was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.

The plot is unknown at this time, but in August 2017 Daniel Craig confirmed Bond 25 will be his final appearance as 007 while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

As well as Craig's return to active service, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear and Ralph Fiennes are all be reprising their roles in the film, as is Jeffrey Wright who also retruns as Felix Leiter, making his first appearance in the series since Quantum of Solace and becoming the first actor to play Felix Leiter three times. 

Producer Barbara Broccoli announced that Bond's attitude towards women would change in Bond 25 as a response to the Me Too movement. At Daniel Craig's request, Killing Eve writer and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge provided a script polish in April 2019 to add more humour and to make the characters more believable.

Rumours persist that, although Bond is still Bond, he has been replaced as 007. A tabloid report claims the film opens with Bond, retired in Jamaica, being called back to action to fight a new villain. “There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says, “Come in 007”, and in walks Lashana Lynch.”

Léa Seydoux is retruning to the role of Madeleine Swann, which she played in SPECTRE. Making her only the second actress to portray a Bond girl in successive films (after Eunice Gayson portrayed Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love). Reports claim she will not live to see the end of the film, and is rumoured to have an early, potentially even pre-credits, death scene involving a car crash.

After SPECTRE, numerous reports indicated that Christoph Waltz had signed on to return as Ernst Stavro Blofeld for multiple 007 films, although in October 2018 Waltz announced he would not return for Bond 25. As of April 2019, rumours still persist that he will indeed have some kind of role in the film.

Rami Malek was announced as the film's villain. Although very little is known about his character at this time, in an interview, Malek revealed that he will not be connected to any religion or ideology.

Theme Tune
Although the artist recording the coveted Bond theme tune for No Time To Die is still unconfirmed at this time, the bookies odds-on favourite as of August 2019 is Dua Lipa. In July 2018, she was 'outed' by the pop group Years & Years as having been offered the theme tune, although that may well have just been hearsay.

Currently behind Dua Lipa in the betting stakes are George Ezra and Callum Scott at 2/1 and 3/1 respectively, Beyonce at 6/1, Rag'N'Bone Man at 10/1 and Ed Sheeran at 12/1.

That's everything we know at this stage, but as we hear of any news surrounding No Time To Die we will update this page, so check back soon.

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