The next installment of the James Bond franchise got in on the super bowl action last night, with No Time To Die running a 30 second teaser trailer during the half time show.
James Bond just wants a quiet retirement, but like a privately educated Rambo, he keeps getting dragged back in. This time around it’s to help locate a missing scientist, while dodging a rather worse for wear looking Rami Malek.
Instead of pottering in the garden, Bond gets chased, shot at and submerged under ice, all while wearing some handsome looking suits and top-notch knitwear.
While much of the teaser trailer is material we’ve seen before- the Aston Martin mounted with machine guns and the jump over the edge of what looks to be a perfectly serviceable bridge, we’re treated to more of Lashana Lynch’s new 00 agent.
Having joined MI6 since Bond retired, Lynch takes up the 007 mantle in his absence. The new 007 being played by a black woman is a genius bit of writing by Phoebe Waller Bridge, who was brought on to help drag Bond into the 21st century.
And after Lynch’s outstanding turn in Captain Marvel, we’re excited to see what she does with the role.
Indeed, all the trailers so far have made much of the new 00’s attitude and ability to give as good as she gets when faced with Bond. We see, for example, past and present 007’s being flung out of a plane in a glider, neither of them ever having flown one before.
There are brief appearances too for a host of returning characters. GQ Middle East cover star Rami Malek as Safin, Christoph Waltz as Blofeld, Ralph Fiennes as M and Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann.
We can also expect to see Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter the CIA agent and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner.
April can’t come fast enough. For more James Bond movie news, here are The Best Bond Theme Songs Recorded Before Billie Eilish Was Born plus check out The next James Bond ‘Can Be Of Any Colour, But He Is Male’, Says 007 Producer.