Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond was supposed to be released in April before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now No Time To Die is set to land in cinemas in November – if they’re open and audiences are willing to go. Director Cary Fukunaga has confirmed the final cut is done and the movie is locked away.
However, before all this happened, a lucky few were able to see No Time To Die.
Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye teased the first reactions shared to him by his Bond insider.
He wrote: “I’m hearing good things (as you would, I guess).”
That’s certainly a relief considering an unconfirmed rumour – that should be taken with a pinch of salt – that said a test screening went badly.
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Film discussion YouTube Channel Midnight’s Edge claimed in March: “Sources have informed Midnight’s Edge that a recent test screening of No Time To Die did not go well.”
While back in February No Time To Die theme singer Billie Eilish gave her review of No Time To Die after a private screening.
The 18-year-old had to fly to London just to see the new James Bond movie.
Speaking on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, she shared her thoughts.
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Eilish enthused: “Oh it was, dude, come on!
“Dude, [Daniel Craig]’s so good!”
A lot is riding on No Time To Die in terms of ending Craig’s tenure as Bond well.
The general consensus among Bond fans is that Casino Royale and Skyfall are his best 007 films.
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While Quantum of Solace and Spectre didn’t quite reach the heights of the other two.
No doubt Craig will be wanting to end his 16 years as Ian Fleming’s spy on a real high.
Considering the first insider reactions to No Time To Die, hopefully, the Bond movie will be as good as the star wants it to be.
Certainly, it looks like the movie’s mysterious plot will be full of twists and turns.
Rami Malek stars as Bond villain Safin, who has a connection to a terrible secret that Madeleine Swann holds to do with her past.
But then Christoph Waltz’s Spectre boss Blofeld also returns for the sequel.
He’s imprisoned in England, but maybe he’s the real big bad behind the movie as Bond’s arch-nemesis?
No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on November 12, 2020.