It was long rumored to be called Shatterhand.  Anyone versed in Bond lore knew this was not the case, as Shatterhand is rumored for every movie.  Constant wishful thinking on behalf of the Bond-o-phile.

Now, some months after the initial launch event, the title for Bond 25 has been revealed.

No Time To Die

Intriguing.  Does it refer to the villainous Blofeld, still alive at the end of Spectre and rumored to be returning?  Bond’s companion Madeline Swann, who having survived Spectre is also returning in this adventure.

Or does it refer to 007 himself?  The synopsis for this movie has been confirmed as:

Bond is living a tranquil retirement life in Jamaica – one that’s interrupted when US agent Felix Leiter shows up and asks for help to rescue a kidnapped scientist which puts Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Does this refer to James Bond’s difficulties coping with retirement?

The chosen font reflects a 70s military or spy thriller.  It seems straight off the cover of an early edition Clive Cussler or Len Deighton paperback novel.

The film will mark Craig’s fifth and final appearance as James Bond. Also back are Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix.

Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Arma, David Dencik and Lashana Lynch also star while Rami Malek serves as the villain.

Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the film which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It opens April 8th 2020 in the UK and a week later in the US.

Interestingly this title plays well into Bond history.  It is the title of a 1958 war movie made by legendary Bond producer Cubby Broccoli and iconic Bond screenwriter Richard Maibaum.

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