More and more intel regarding the upcoming Bond adventure No Time to Die is finally starting to drip through the internet and into our lucky eyes and ears. We have now been gifted with a set of six classy new posers, each one highlighting an important character, including Academy Award winner Rami Malek’s villain, Safin.
Alongside him we have Daniel Craig looking like a combat ready Bond, complete with gun, black leather gloves and a stern look on his face, as well as newcomer Ana de Armas looking every bit the Bond girl in her stunning evening wear. Oh, and she is also holding two guns, one much, much bigger than Bonds. A returning Léa Seydoux adorns another poster as Bond’s ongoing love interest, psychiatrist Dr. Madeleine Swann.
Introduced to the Bond franchise in 2015’s Spectre, it is Bond’s relationship with Swann that causes him to leave the espionage world at the film’s finale, and though her inclusion here confirms that the film will pick up right where Spectre left off, her chances of survival are slim-to-nil based on 007’s romantic track record.
Speaking of 007, one of the posters features our first official look at Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch as Nomi. Much like Mr. Bond, Nomi is looking equally combat ready, and equally stern, as she steps into the shoes of 007. Though there was much controversy surrounding her casting as the ‘new 007’, she certainly looks more than capable of taking on the double-0 mantle. We also have Ben Whishaw’s quipping quartermaster, Q, who looks…like he has always looked, complete with spiffing tie and hipster spectacles, all ready to once again provide Bond (or perhaps the new 007) with a wonderful assortment of gadgets and gizmos.
Finally, we come to Rami Malek’s Safin, who appears to be rather sinister. Draped in a dark, cloak-like trench coat, and giving us a look that screams world-ending villainy, the details surrounding Safin remain appropriately mysterious. He has been described by the film’s producer, Barbara Broccoli as “the one that really gets under Bond’s skin” and that “he’s a nasty piece of work”. Well, from looking at this poster he certainly looks like a snake in human clothing, the scars on his cheek suggesting the kind of dark past that most Bond baddies are born from.
No Time to Die finds iconic spy James Bond having left active service when his old friend, the CIA officer Felix Leiter, asks for his help in the search for a missing scientist. When it becomes clear that the scientist has been abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before. With the film confirmed as being Craig’s final outing as the character, and with a new trailer scheduled for release on Wednesday, the time to get excited is now.
No Time to Die is scheduled for theatrical release on 2 April 2020 in the United Kingdom and on 8 April in the United States. These new posters come to us from UNiversal Pictures.