No Time To Die Trailer Released, Removed, Then Rereleased
The final trailer for No Time to Die initially arrived teasing a villainous plot reveals for Daniel Craig’s final outing but has been removed. The latest installment in the action franchise picks up five years after the events of Spectre in which Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld has been captured and Bond has left active service from MI6. However, he finds himself drawn back in by Jeffrey Wright’s CIA field officer Felix Leiter to assist in the search for a missing scientist, which finds Bond on track to a villain who is planning destruction that could result in the death of millions.
Following Spectre, Craig initially expressed hesitance to return to the role of Bond but would ultimately sign on for No Time to Die as his final outing in the franchise. Alongside Craig, the film will feature the returns of Waltz, Wright, Léa Seydoux as Spectre love interest Dr. Madeleine Swann, Ben Whishaw as Quartermaster “Q,” Naomi Harris as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Rory Kinnear as Tanner. After a bumpy road in development of multiple directors departing due to creative differences, Cary Joji Fukunaga eventually signed on to rewrite and direct and following multiple COVID-19 delays in its release, the film is finally right around the corner to hit theaters.
With just over a month remaining until the film’s long-awaited arrival, the official James Bond YouTube channel had shared the final trailer for No Time to Die. The video featured more insight into the motives and methods of Malek’s mysterious villain Lyutsifer Safin, as well as teases of his connections to Seydoux’s Swann and building anticipation for Craig’s final outing in the iconic role of Bond. However, the video was pulled down from the channel and the franchise’s social media accounts.
UPDATE: The trailer has been re-released. Watch it below. The original article follows.
The decision to pull the trailer down from the YouTube channel comes as an odd decision by the studios behind the film. Though offering a little more insight into Malek’s Safin and hyping up the film as Craig’s final turn as Bond, there wasn’t enough new footage or spoiler-worthy reveals to constitute a need to sweep the trailer under the rug. Especially as the film is just over a month away from hitting theaters, it seems odd that it would be pulled down akin to the leaked Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer a few days ahead of its proper release.
The biggest possibility for the final No Time to Die trailer being pulled down could stem from the trailer promising that “nothing can prepare you for the epic conclusion.” Though this could easily be explained as being linked to Craig’s last outing as James Bond, especially as director Fukunaga has already assured that the film will include the franchise tradition of a “Bond will return” postscript at the end of the credits, the uncertainty of the future of the franchise does make the choice of language in the trailer to be intriguing. Only time will tell whether the final trailer simply released a little too early or featured footage the studios were hoping to remain secret a little while longer.
Source: James Bond
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August 31, 2021 at 09:12AM