No Time To Die marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as James Bond, and it’s time for the character to be retired and focus on new 007 agents.
Warning! SPOILERS for No Time To Die
There’s no arguing that James Bond is a cinematic icon, but the character should be retired after No Time To Die and replaced with the 007 Franchise. Directed by Cari Joji Fukunaga, the 25th installment in the espionage series marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as Bond. The film has been long-delayed, with the original director Danny Boyle departing from the project over creative differences, and then COVID-19 pushing back the blockbuster’s theatrical release.
No Time To Die definitively ends Daniel Craig’s five-film Bond arc, continuing plot threads from the divisive Spectre (2015) and even going back to Casino Royale (2006). No longer in active service, Bond is nevertheless pulled back into action to neutralize a biological weapon threat orchestrated by the mysterious Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek). The film is also one of the few in the series to focus more on James Bond’s personal life, with returning love interest Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) playing a crucial role in Bond’s emotional journey.