‘No Time to Die’ teaser trailer: First look at James Bond 25
James Bond fans are shaken and stirred Monday by the reveal of the first teaser trailer for the 25th film in the franchise.
A promo clip for “No Time to Die” was posted on the official Bond Twitter account with a to-the-point caption: “Bond is back.”
Daniel Craig, 51, is first spotted when a garage door lifts to reveal his steely blue gaze and a casual khaki jacket. Fast-forward to the actor clad in a sharp Euro-cut suit and shades — spliced with rapid-fire images of bullets blazing and motorcycles flying.
Also glimpsed: Buzz-worthy new Bond babe Ana De Armas, 31, who’s currently stealing scenes opposite Craig in the dark comedy “Knives Out.”
Yes, all of the classic action ingredients are packed into a tight 15 seconds, racking up more than 3 million views in less than 12 hours. The full-length trailer is set to premiere online Wednesday, according to the film’s official Twitter feed.
“No Time To Die” — which Craig vows is his last Bond flick — is set to hit US theaters April 8, 2020 — and some big changes are expected.
Brit actress Lashana Lynch, 31, made headlines in July when rumors broke that she was taking over James Bond’s iconic designation in what was hyped as a “popcorn-dropping moment” from the franchise’s 25th movie.
In September, Lynch was snapped on the set of “No Time to Die” in Italy. She was clad head to toe in a black jumpsuit — with ample ammo attached.
After years of debate about a need for the franchise to freshen up, the woman who played fighter pilot Maria Rambeau opposite Brie Larson in the blockbuster “Captain Marvel” appears set to modernize the enduring action series.
And she’s doing it with an assist from screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge, of Emmy-winning “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” fame.
But relax, purist superfans: Lynch’s character, Nomi, is just taking James Bond’s secret agent number after he retires from MI6 — the martini man himself.
“Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed,” a source told the Daily Mail earlier this summer.
When filming commenced in April, a source told Page Six, “They don’t have a script, there’s no title, it is nearly five years since the last Bond. It starts with a retired Bond living in wedded bliss, but the rest of the script is still being worked over.”
Reportedly unhappy with the way things were going, Craig recruited Waller-Bridge to punch up Scott Z. Burns, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade’s dialogue. The plot is said to involve Bond jumping back into the fray to help rescue a scientist. He eventually encounters a new villain, played by Oscar winner Rami Malek, 38.
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, Emmy winner Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”) and Oscar nominees Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes are also back in their recurring roles.