We’ve pretty much suspected that the upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die would be Daniel Craig’s final turn as the superspy, and now we’ve got confirmation from the film’s director.
In a new behind-the-scenes featurette, director Cary Fukunaga reveals that his film is Craig’s “last chapter” as Bond, which is why he considers the film to be so special. “We aimed to do something extraordinary with this one,” Fukunaga says in the video. “Everything that was left unsaid will finally be said. This will be the final chapter for Daniel Craig.”
The filmmaker also reveals a tidbit that should be of interest to old school Bond fans: “From the moment he’s called to action to the end of the film, it’s a race not only to save the world, but their lives.” If there’s one critique that can be leveled at the modern Bond films, it’s that Craig’s Bond has not had the chance to save the world like all of the previous incarnations of the character. His gritty Bond has dealt with more small-scale threats, but it sounds like he’ll finally get to tackle a global event in No Time to Die.
The featurette also includes a look at some of the film’s impressive stunts, and it really does look like it’s going to be the biggest Bond movie ever. To fit in all of the film’s epicness, a long runtime is needed, so it was no surprise when it was just revealed that No Time to Die has the longest runtime of any Bond movie to date, clocking in at a whopping two hours and 43 minutes. But before you get too excited, you should keep in mind that the underwhelming Spectre previously held the record at two hours and 40 minutes, so a monster runtime doesn’t necessarily equal a memorable movie.
You can check out the featurette below.
Daniel Craig will save the world for the first and last time when No Time to Die arrives in theaters on April 10.