James Bond fans flood social media to praise writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge for championing women empowerment as new 007 Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas and Lea Seydoux lead the pack in ‘woke’ first No Time To Die trailer
- No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on April 2, 2020
- The footage from the highly-anticipated film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Fleabag’s Phoebe, 34, shows Daniel, 51, back in the role
- He was seen coming face to face with Nomi, played by Lashana, 31, who is widely-rumoured to be the first female 007
- French actress Lea, 34, will play Bond’s lover Madeleine, while Cuban beauty Ana, 31, will portray his aid Paloma
- With Lashana’s introduction and Phoebe’s position as writer, there is an essence of feminism with the new movie – which has been lauded by fans
- The two minute 35 second trailer comes after a 15 second teaser was released on Monday and a series of character posters on Tuesday
- Production kicked off in April of this year, though it had already been delayed by several months following the departure of original director Danny Boyle
James Bond fans have heaped praise on writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge for championing women’s empowerment after the first full trailer for the latest installment was released on Wednesday.
The new promotional clip sent viewers into meltdown as lead actress Lashana Lynch was unveiled as fierce agent Nomi – rumoured to be the first female 007 – alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig, his love Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) and his aid Paloma, played by Ana de Armas.
And with the theme of feminism present in the film, excited social media users lauded Fleabag’s Phoebe, 34, for bringing female characters to the forefront of the iconic franchise.
Statement: The No Time To Die trailer sent fans into wild on Wednesday as Lashana Lynch was unveiled as Nomi (L) – said to be the first female 007 – alongside aid Paloma (Ana de Armas, R)
Forefront: Lea Seydoux (R) will play the role of Madeleine – James Bond’s lover (Daniel Craig plays 007)
One delighted fan penned: ‘We stan powerful women in the 007 franchise #NoTimeToDie.’
Another tweeted: ‘I’ll see it because I want to know what a Bond movie with Phoebe Waller-Bridges’ fingerprints all over it looks like. And because of Lashana Lynch. So yes, for the first time ever, I’m seeing a Bond movie because of the women.’
A third thanked comedian and playwright Phoebe for ‘challenging’ the traditional Bond subjects, stating: ‘The question of Bond’s relevance in the 21st century has punctuated Daniel Craig’s entire tenure, after he almost became a joke by Die Another Day.
‘Makes a lot of sense for #NoTimeToDie to challenge this again, especially with the first properly characterised female 00.’
‘We trust you’: Bond fans praised writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured in May) for championing women in the film
As the Killing Eve star is famed for her acclaimed unconventional writing style, another added: ‘I trust Phoebe Waller-Bridge to ensure that we get the “women making fun of and beating up Bond” film we all deserve.’
Others added: ‘It’s worth noting this is the first Daniel Craig Bond film (perhaps the first of *all* the Bond films?) where a woman shares writing credit. That woman? Phoebe Waller-Bridge. #NoTimeToDie.’
‘phoebe waller-bridge I trust you, know it. #notimetodie’. [sic]
‘Gotta say though. Powerful energy coming from the new 007. Feel ima be sad when she’s gone.’ [sic]
Powerful: And with the theme of feminism present in the film, excited social media users lauded Fleabag’s Phoebe, 34, for bringing female characters to the forefront
Squealing with enthusiasm, more shared: ‘THE NOISE I JUST MADE villain rami plus phoebe waller bridge having edited the script ?????? already on its way to being the most epic bond film yet thank u.’ [sic]
‘It was a whole “Oh, my f****g God!” to me! I cannot wait! Plus, I love to see black women playing important roles without all the extreme left fuss behind it! Will watch as soon as it gets to Germany.’ [sic]
‘REMI MALEK IS THE VILLAIN IN THE NEW BOND MOVIE AND WE HAVE A STRONG BLACK FEMALE 00 I AM LOAING MY MIND’. [sic]
‘Right? UH-MA-ZING “Stay in your lane, or I’ll put a bullet in your knee…the one that works” I’M DEAD #NoTimeToDie’. [sic]
Exciting times ahead: Fans thanked comedian and playwright Phoebe for ‘challenging’ the traditional Bond subjects
A fan even joked about Idris Elba’s once-rumoured role as Bond: ‘So glad that the new 007 is a black female. Idris Elba could never do this job because he is too busy being black superman.’
Earlier this year, Solo: A Star Wars Story actress Phoebe was enlisted to polish the script for the film.
The high-octane teaser is typically dramatic with Daniel’s Bond in a high-speed chase alongside his love Madeleine Swann, played by Lea, before launching himself off a bridge and later coming face to face with Nomi.
The footage from the highly-anticipated film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, shows Daniel back in the role but no longer working as the spy with the licence to kill.
He’s back! The first trailer for the latest James Bond movie was released on Wednesday, with Daniel Craig reprising his role for the fifth and final time
You get in my way I will put a bullet in your knee’: The trailer shows his first brutal meeting with Nomi (pictured above with Naomie Harris)
Villainous: Rami is taking the role as lead villain Safin in the movie
It shows his first meeting with Nomi, who brusquely tells him: ‘The world has moved on Commander Bond. You get in my way I will put a bullet in your knee. The one that works.’
When Bond asks her if she is a double 0, she confirms she has been for two years.
Fans have been given their first glimpse at Daniel Craig’s eagerly anticipated fifth and final outing as James Bond, with the first full trailer for No Time To Die released on Wednesday.
The no-holds-barred teaser is typically dramatic with Bond involved in a high-speed chase through the narrow, winding streets of Matera alongside his panic-stricken love Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux.
He later launches himself off a bridge in the historic southern Italian city, and later comes face to face with straight-talking Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch – rumoured to be the first female 007.
Brooding: Daniel looks handsome as he strikes a brooding look in the gritty new trailer
First meeting: The new female 00 Nomi has a powerful first encounter with the former 007
Footage from the highly-anticipated film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, shows Daniel back in the role but no longer working as the spy, therefore relinquishing his 007 credentials and licence to kill.
Bond has been living quietly off the grid in Jamaica with Swann, until he is visited on the Caribbean island by old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, who calls him back into action.
His peaceful world is later upended following his first meeting with Nomi, played by Captain Marvel star Lashana, who brusquely tells him the cultural landscape has drastically changed in the five years since his last mission.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer opens with Bond and Madeleine being chased in his iconic Aston Martin DB5, as he suspects her of betraying him.
His time to die? Bond comes under fire in the gritty new trailer as he drives through the winding streets of Matera
Explosive scenes: The Oscar winner only shows his full face towards the end of the trailer, when Bond tells him: ‘History is not kind to men who play God’
WOAH! The trailer ends with Bond in driver’s seat of the Aston Martin taking heavy gun fire but protected by bulletproof glass, before he releases huge machine guns from the headlights
It also marks the return of Christoph Waltz as Ernst Blofeld, who appears to corroborate his fears.
The emergence of Blofeld, who has been one of Bond’s enemies since his introduction in 1963 classic From Russia with Love, is confirmed after endless fan speculation.
The character, head of world criminal organisation Spectre, has featured in no less than seven previous films in the long-running franchise.
But he is now under lock and key and safely chained up behind glass when Bond interviews him about what he knows, five years after his spectacular downfall at the end of 2015 blockbuster Spectre.
A helpless Blofeld, his vision impaired by a bloody eye, could only look on helplessly as Bond and Swann drove into the sunset together following a chase across the River Thames.
Serious warning: As Ralph Fiennes’ M cautions: ‘The world is arming faster than we can respond,’ there are only brief looks at Rami Malek’s mysterious villain Safin, who seems to be heavily scarred and covering much of his face with a white mask’
The man in the white mask: Rami’s Safin seems to be heavily scarred and covering much of his face with a white mask
Under pressure: Paloma looks terrified as she comes under fire in a scene from the new film
Explosive: A car chase sees a vehicle thrown up into the air during a drive on a coastal path
Steamy: Naturally there are sex scenes in the film, due to Bond’s iconic Lothario status
And Swann is clearly still on his mind as he suggests the French psychologist is not all she seems, telling Bond: ‘You gave up everything for her. When her secret finds its way out it will be the death of you.’
Later, Ralph Fiennes’ M cautions: ‘The world is arming faster than we can respond,’ there are only brief looks at Rami Malek’s mysterious villain Safin, who seems to be heavily scarred and covering much of his face with a white mask.
The Oscar winner only shows his full face towards the end of the trailer, when Bond tells him: ‘History is not kind to men who play God.’
Later in the clip there is a surprise in store when Swann appears with Nomi, and Bond is shocked to see them together.
There are also an inevitable array of high-octane stunts, when Bond leaps off a huge bridge swinging from a rope and engages in a thrilling motorcycle chase over rooftops.
Face-off: Bond is seen facing off with old nemesis Blofeld , played by Christoph Waltz
Wayward: Bond is approached by Nomi as he walks along the side of the road during their first meeting
Eerie: New villain Safin unboxes an eerie white mask which he puts on in later scenes from the film
The trailer ends with Bond in driver’s seat of the Aston Martin taking heavy gun fire but protected by bulletproof glass, before he releases huge machine guns from the headlights.
The clip was released on the official James Bond Twitter account, with the caption: ”Bond… James Bond’ – The first trailer for #NoTimeToDie is here! In cinemas April 2020 #Bond25 #BondJamesBond’.
Fans soon flooded social media to voice excitement for the upcoming movie, as fans wrote: ‘I am HYPED… Already better than Spectre… Daniel Craig you are fire…
Gadgets: No Bond film would be complete without some gadgets, with guns coming out of the Aston Martin
Under attack: The Aston Martin is targeted by a ruthless villain with an assault rifle
Hello: Nomi strikes a seductive pose as she greets Bond by the side of the road
High octane: The secret service agent’s custom Aston Martin is equipped with machine guns which strike down Bond’s enemies
Different life: In the start of the film, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica
‘Totally I think it’s the perfect way for Daniel Craig to end it for him , his swan song as 007 , but yeah it’s already looking better than Spectre was… Rami malek is going to be an amazing villain!!!…
‘No TIME TO DIE looks superb. Lashana Lynch immediately stands out in the trailer and looks like the film’s MVP. Can’t wait… No Time to Die looks great! Raimi sounds so threatening with that accent!…
‘My God the trailer for#NoTimeToDie looks absolutely AMAZING! Blofeld is BACK with Madeline and Felix! New characters brought into it and our first glance at Safin!…
Last month, Bond stars Lashana and Ana discussed their upcoming stints on 007’s 25th installment.
British actress Lashana and Cuban screen star Ana, both 31, detailed their experiences with modernising the Bond film in a #MeToo era, going against the stereotypical ‘sexualised’ heroine, and working with the much-praised co-writer of the film.
‘He’s too busy’: A fan even joked about Idris Elba’s once-rumoured role as Bond
On the film being fronted by Lashana – who is of Jamaican heritage – War Dogs actress Ana said of her co-star: ‘It’s pretty obvious that there is an evolution in the fact that Lashana is one of the main characters in the film and wears the pants — literally.’
The Hammersmith native enthused the production team took her preferences for her character Nomi on board, and has described the next 007 as someone ‘who was rough around the edges’ and has tackled both relationship and body image issues – in a bid to make her portrayal more relatable to the average viewer.
As part of The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Talent list, Still Star-Crossed actress Lashana told the publication: ‘You’re given a fresh perspective on a brand-new black woman in the Bond world.’
When news of Lashana taking over the role as 007 from Daniel Craig first emerged, the reports were met with mixed reviews, with former Bond girl Trina Parks even claiming the iconic code name was meant for a man.
Centre of attention: Bond is confronted during a lavish party with a spotlight shining directly onto him
Who’s there? The spy draws his weapon as he stalks a villain down an underground sewer
Wow: There are also an inevitable array of high-octane stunts, when Bond leaps off a huge bridge swinging from a rope and engages in a thrilling motorcycle chase over rooftops.
Launch! Daniel joined his No Time To Die castmembers (L-R) Lashana, Lea and Rami in Times Square, New York City on Wednesday to promote the new film
Suave: Daniel cut a dapper figure for the day as he donned a navy coat with dark trousers and a blue scarf
In demand: Rami, who plays the mysterious villain Safin in the flick, signed autographs and took sefies with legions of fans
Style: Lashana looked nothing short of sensational in a black turtle-neck top, matching skirt and a beige coat
Newcomer: Along with Lea, Lashana is also a fresh face to the franchise
Fan favourite: Daniel, 51, kicked off his promotional trail for the film in New York City on Wednesday, where he signed his autograph for fans
On the backlash, the media personality defiantly said: ‘It doesn’t dishearten me. It makes me feel quite sad for some people because their opinions are from a sad place. People are reacting to an idea, which has nothing to do with my life.’
Meanwhile, Ana – who is set to play Bond Girl Paloma in the film – teased details about her character, revealing she ‘helps Bond navigate through certain things that he wouldn’t be able to do alone’ but is ‘very irresponsible’.
On joining forces with the Emmy Award-winning actress and writer, Ana admitted she blushes whenever she comes face-to-face with the star, while a ‘squealing’ Lashana is proud to be working with a ‘British girl just like me’, and knew Phoebe would ensure the film will move with the times.
No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on April 2, 2020.
‘There is an evolution’: British actress Lashana, 31, recently detailed her experience with modernising the Bond film in a #MeToo era
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