I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
No Time To Die – Runtime Reveals It May Be The Longest James Bond Movie Ever.
The run time for the latest installment in the 007 franchise, No Time to Die, has seemingly been revealed by Regal Cinemas to be 163 minutes (2 hours and 43 minutes long) – making Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond the longest in the franchise’s history.
The upcoming film marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final time playing Mr. Bond since he took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2006’s Casino Royale. Over the course of his run, the Bond franchise has grown increasingly interconnected, with 2015’s Spectre bringing the plot threads from Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall together for a story involving the titular organization and its infamous boss Blofed. According to costar Naomie Harris, No Time to Die will tie-up those threads for good, but with “massive, surprises”.
In addition to the returning characters, No Time to Die will also introduce new players like Craig’s Knives Out costar Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma and Lashana Lynch as Nomi, a younger 00 agent who challenges Bond’s outdated ways of handling things.
Rumors to the contrary, however, Lynch reportedly wont be replacing Craig Bond’s as the new Agent 007. The character is clearly important all the same and may call for some extended development, on top of everything else No Time to Die has to get done.
No Time to Die is directed by Fukunaga from a script he co-wrote with Neal Purvis & Robert Wade with additional work from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.