James Bond suits up for his next mission in the first poster for No Time to Die. The 25th installment in the long-running action franchise, No Time to Die had a rather tumultuous path to the big screen. Original director Danny Boyle dropped out due to creative differences with the studio, which in turn led to the script being rewritten. Fortunately, when Cary Fukunaga stepped in to take control of the project, things settled down. The producers are apparently so pleased with how Bond 25 turned out, they're already trying to recruit No Time to Die co-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge to pen the script for Bond 26.
Recently, star Daniel Craig (who's making his last appearance as Bond here) gave an emotional speech to the cast and crew at a wrap party. If filming is complete (or, at the very least, nearly finished), it means the start of the marketing campaign is right around the corner. Today, the studio kicked off promotion with the unveiling of the film's first official poster.
In celebration of James Bond Day, the James Bond Twitter account shared the one-sheet, which consists simply of Craig's 007 dressed to the nines in a tuxedo. Check out the poster in the space below:
Admittedly, this is not the most visually engaging or creative poster, but that's fine. Its job is merely to signal the beginning of marketing and alert casual moviegoers a new James Bond film is on the way. Hopefully, there will be more striking one-sheets revealed in the coming months leading up to the movie's release. As efficient this one is in conveying its message, there likely aren't many fans eager to hang the No Time to Die poster on their wall. In regards to teaser posters, this one isn't in the same neighborhood as the one for Skyfall a few years back.
Normally, the arrival of a poster means a trailer isn't far behind. It'll be interesting to see if the first No Time to Die preview debuts in the near future. Since the film opens in April 2020 (six months from now, as of this writing), it would be reasonable to assume a trailer will premiere before the end of the year so it can play before all the big films opening this fall and winter. Though production only just wrapped, there's most likely enough footage available to cut a short teaser together, giving fans a brief taste of what to expect when No Time to Die hits theaters in the spring.
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- No Time to Die/James Bond 25 (2020) release date: Apr 08, 2020