Nearly 60 years after Sean Connery brought James Bond to the big screen. Daniel Craig is taking his final turn as the 007 agent. In his fifth and final film, No Time to Die. The BAFTA-Award nominee has brought an emotional depth to the beloved character. That we haven’t seen before previously. Though his successor has not yet been revealed. No Time to Die hints at a new direction of the James Bond franchise through two of the film’s leading women.
The 25th Bond film opens with the retired 007 agent living in Jamaica. However, when his old friend. CIA’s Felix Leiter, summons him to go on a quest for a missing scientist in Cuba. He encounters two women. Ana de Armas’ Paloma, a CIA agent. Tasked with assisting Bond on his mission, and Lashana Lynch’s Nomi. A mysterious woman who turns out to be a 007 agent.
Late last year, on a rainy day at Pinewood Studios just outside of London. BlackFilm.com sat down to speak with de Armas and Lynch on the No Time to Die set. We talked about the secrecy surrounding their characters, continuing the Bond franchise. Bringing their diverse backgrounds to the story. And Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s imprint on the narrative.