“No Time To Die” Drops Sensational Second Trailer
As promised yesterday via that slick new poster, No Time To Die has just delivered its sizzling second trailer. The trailer opens with an adrenalin shot—Bond (Daniel Craig, of course) is on a bridge with a car bearing down on him. Surviving the vehicular onslaught takes some last-second decision making and a literal leap of faith. The first words we hear in the new trailer come from Bond—”The past isn’t dead”—as he stands, panting and beat up but very much alive, in front of his old friend Madeline Swann (Léa Seydoux).
The trailer quickly establishes the cast of characters that will be surrounding Craig’s last turn as Bond. There’s his old nemesis Blofeld (Christoph Waltz), telling Bond that fate has drawn them back together. There’s Q (Ben Whishaw), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and newcomer Nomi (Lashana Lynch), representing Bond’s allies.
We’ve heard from director Cary Joji Fukunaga that Safin would represent Bond’s biggest challenge yet. Now we learn from the new trailer that Safin is connected to both Blofeld (“now your enemy is my enemy,” Blofeld tells Bond), and Madeline Swann, whose is both an object of obsession for Safin and someone with a secret that Blofeld promises will be the death of 007.
Not only does the new trailer gives us a bit of plot, but it also establishes how the Bond franchise is leaning into the power of its female characters. The era of the Bond Girl seems to finally be over. Look no further than both Lynch’s new 00-agent and Ana de Armas’s Paloma, who is given a proper, butt-kicking introduction here. Both Nomi and Paloma are more than capable of handling themselves in dangerous situations, with or without James.
Craig’s last mission as Bond will be the longest film in the franchise’s history, giving Fukunaga and his cast plenty of time to stick the landing. No Time To Die picks up five years since the events in Spectre, with MI6’s legendary super-spy nursing his wounds in Jamaica. “After five years of retirement, who has he become?” Fukanaga asked in a No Time To Die teaser this past February. “He’s sort of a wounded animal struggling with his role as a double O. The world’s changed, the rules of engagement aren’t what they used to be. The rules of espionage are darker in this era of asymmetric warfare.“
The world has changed indeed.
No Time To Die hits theaters on November 20. Check out the trailer here:
Featured image: James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Paloma (Ana de Armas) in NO TIME TO DIE an EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios film Credit: Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.