James Bond’s fate has been confirmed by the director of No Time To Die

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21 Dec 2021, 10:22

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After numerous delays, the latest film in the 007 franchise finally hit cinema screens at the end of September. No Time To Die signalled the end of Daniel Craig’s time as the spy, and now its director has put an end to speculation about the movie’s final scenes.

Warning: There are mega-spoilers coming up about the ending of No Time To Die. So if you haven’t seen the film yet, turn back now! 

With Daniel Craig’s time as 007 coming to an end after 15 years, his final movie finished with a bang. Literally! As the final credits approached, Craig’s Bond was seemingly killed by an MI6 missile strike. 

However, we didn’t actually see Bond die, so maybe, just maybe, there is a chance that he somehow survived the explosion and will live to fight another day? Well, actually, no there isn’t.

No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga has spoken about the film’s dramatic ending, and confirmed that Daniel Craig’s Bond did indeed meet his maker. 

“I wasn’t trying to be obtuse with it,” the director told Empire.

“I wanted to be clear with it. But I wanted it to be tasteful. We didn’t want that shot in Terminator 2 where you see Sarah Connor turning into bones.” 

Fukunaga continued: “We wanted to show that he wasn’t going to jump down a sewer at the last second. So that wider shot of the island being pummelled was a mixture of macro and micro.”

The director added: “It felt like closure, like closing off the past, and closing off the story. It’s that last sentence in a paragraph in the last chapter of a book, just to try to make it feel satisfying.”

If you are concerned that the demise of Daniel Craig’s Bond also signals the end of the entire franchise, then fear not, because the 25th movie in the series is not going to be its last. After Bond is engulfed in an explosion at the end of No Time To Die, a message appears, announcing that there will be a new film soon.

With a new film comes a new Bond, of course. Whilst it’s not clear how the new Bond will be introduced, considering what happened at the end of No Time To Die, Tom Holland, Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill remain amongst the favourites to fill the role.

Whilst we might have to wait a while for the next Bond film, fans of 007 will be interested to learn that a documentary about the music from the movies is in the works. Find out more about it here.