"007" fans were already gearing up for Rami Malek to play the next villain, but now they have a favorite James Bond to look forward to, too. Daniel Craig will be returning for the fifth and possibly last time to play Bond, and the film has officially announced its name.
According to the official James Bond Twitter, the 25th Bond movie, now officially titled “No Time to Die,” is currently in production with Craig at the forefront. The full film is scheduled to release on April 8, 2020.
USA Today reports that the film will feature a retired Bond, relaxing in Jamaica when duty calls. His old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, arrives and asks for help. Bond’s quick action puts him in the line of fire of a technologically advanced Rami Malek.
Craig is joined by Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, and Billy Magnussen, who are all newcomers to the Bond franchise. There are also some familiar faces in the mix with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, and Lea Seydoux.
The film had a rocky start when original director Danny Boyle dropped out of making the film, saying he wasn’t “cut out” for franchise films.
Craig was benched for a few weeks himself while he recovered from an ankle injury he suffered from doing a stunt.
Now, the filming is back in action, and fans are excited to see Craig at the helm again.