'No Time To Die' is likely to be Daniel Craig's last outing as 007 Photo: AFP
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First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online

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By MIGUEL MEDINA

Car chases, machine gun fire and love interest: fans of James Bond on Wednesday got their first taste of the upcoming film featuring the fictional British superspy, "No Time To Die".

A trailer on the official 007 Twitter account shows sharp-suited Bond, played by British actor Daniel Craig, evading capture in his Aston Martin sports car and jumping off a viaduct.

Making a return alongside the suave secret agent is actress Lea Seydoux, whose character Madeleine Swann provided the obligatory love interest in the last film, "Spectre" (2015).

"Why would I betray you?" she asks Bond as they hurtle through narrow streets at breakneck speed while being shot at.

"We all have our secrets," Bond replies. "We just didn't get to yours yet."

The 25th instalment of the British spy saga, due out in April, sees Bond drawn out of retirement in Jamaica by his old friend and CIA agent Felix Leiter.

He is asked to embark on a treacherous mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, according to Universal Pictures.

Rami Malek, who won a best actor Oscar for his depiction of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody", plays the villain in the long-awaited movie.

Craig, 51, who had to undergo minor ankle surgery after an injury on set, is expected bow out as agent 007 since first playing the famous spy in 2006.

The trailer introduces a new rivalry between the aging Bond and a new spy, played by British actress Lashana Lynch.

"The world's moved on, Commander Bond," she says to 007, warning him to "stay in your lane".

British actress and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag") was involved in the script to help improve the portrayal of women, after repeated claims of misogyny and sexism.

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Just saw it. Looks entertaining!

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Looking sharp, as ever. And pleased to see the story arc established in Casino Royale is continuing.

I'm excited about Cary Fukunaga's involvement, loved True Detective season 1 & Maniac.

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Sorry, but not diverse enough for me.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Bond is back!

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Craig, 51, who had to undergo minor ankle surgery after an injury on set, is expected bow out after eight years as agent 007.

Casino Royale was released in 2006. So 13 years, 14 if its released in 2020.

Moderator: The story has been amended to show that.

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Sorry, but not diverse enough for me.

Funny, isn't it how the very idea of it terrifies some people.

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One more pathetic macho man subculture garbage Bond movie???...

No, thanks..

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When Ive watched JB films especially when they are shot in Japan, I can and say to the annoyance of my friends, "been there, that's X, Y and Z, I hope they have filmed in Japan again so I can add to my list of "Been there, oooh! thats.....".

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You lost me at Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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One more pathetic macho man subculture garbage Bond movie???...

No, thanks..

Ah, but that's the secret of the franchise's success, isn't it? The series is very self-aware and has knowingly been mocking itself for years.

My favorite M quote from nearly 25 years ago:

You're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

You lost me at Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Another over-privileged thesp/luvvie.

The British film industry has always been awash with them.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Another over-privileged thesp/luvvie.

And highly talented, with the script to the enormously success Killing Eve under her belt. as well Fleabag. Just the kind of scriptwriter that a Bond movie requires.

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When Ive watched JB films especially when they are shot in Japan, I can and say to the annoyance of my friends, "been there, that's X, Y and Z, I hope they have filmed in Japan again so I can add to my list of "Been there, oooh! thats.....".

To my knowledge, only two have ever been filmed in Japan and one of those simply used it briefly as a location and did not reference it as Japanese (Hashima in Skyfall).

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And highly talented, with the script to the enormously success Killing Eve under her belt. as well Fleabag. Just the kind of scriptwriter that a Bond movie requires.

Ah, Fleabag. And with Andrew Scott as the priest in season 2, surely the best sitcom cleric since Tom Hollander in Rev?

Both shows including the formidable Olivia Colman. I can see her as a future M, at some stage!

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To my knowledge, only two have ever been filmed in Japan and one of those simply used it briefly as a location and did not reference it as Japanese (Hashima in Skyfall).

Iirc, the first - You Only Live Twice was shot in Kyushu?

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Another over-privileged thesp/luvvie.

And highly talented

Didn’t say she wasn’t.

I’m just observing the culture of silver-spooned British thesps. They do seem unusually over represented in this industry. I call out this kind of thing in every sector ( particularly in politics ).

I’m sure there are plenty of talented people out there.

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I’m sure there are plenty of talented people out there.

I always fancied myself as a future Bond candidate. If they did a radio version.

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I always fancied myself as a future Bond candidate. If they did a radio version.

You missed your chance - there were several radio versions before the first movie in 1963. The prize to that goes to a 1956 version with Bob Holness as the lead.

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The prize to that goes to a 1956 version with Bob Holness as the lead.

Stop it, no way! Come to think of it, he was kind of suave when he was dealing out all those E's

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Looks pretty boring. Sure, downvote me.

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@toasted don't forget Himeji Castle in you only live twice

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Stop it, no way! Come to think of it, he was kind of suave when he was dealing out all those E's

It is a dynamite bit of trivia, particularly if you are talking to a Brit aged over 35.

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The last 5 Bond movies have glorified violence and contributed to violence in society. They really are a bad thing.

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The last 5 Bond movies have glorified violence and contributed to violence in society.

How did they contribute to violence in society, exactly? I haven't seen any reports of this before.

If anything, we've seen a Bond devastated by the deaths of Vesper Lynd and Judi Dench's M, we even saw him sickened by the life of a spy and having to be tracked down to return to the fray, in Skyfall.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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