With so many highly anticipated films set to hit theaters after their Covid19 hiatus, some may have managed to forget that October marks the arrival of Daniel Craig’s final round as James Bond in No time to die. With the pandemic delaying the film by a year, the current 007 is breaking records before it even gets a chance to make any box office cash. So, what did one of the most popular Bonds manage to accomplish with his last hurray as a super spy?
Well, due to the film being postponed three times, first in November 2020, then in April 2021 and now again in October 2021, Daniel Craig extended his record as a character far beyond that of the previous holder. of 007, Roger Moore. After first appearing as James Bond in Casino Royale, Craig joined Moore’s 14-year tenure in 2019. By the time of No Time To Die’s release, that will have been extended to 16, and on top of that, he will officially still hold the title until his replacement is announced. With all of that in mind, it seems unlikely that someone will take away his record at some point in the future.
While this record was already Craig’s and the Covid delays simply prolonged it in his favor, there is another record that has now been confirmed thanks to a list from Regal Cinemas for their “No Time To Die Marathon. “. The event, which will see all of Daniel Craig’s Bond films played back to back, will begin with Casino Royale and end with a “first screening” of No Time To Die, has a combined duration of 705 minutes. Considering the run times of Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Specter, No Time To Die is 162 minutes long, making it the longest Bond movie in franchise history. The record was previously held by Specter, which was 148 minutes.
the Daniel craig The Bond era has always gone further, higher, and deeper into character than many that came before it. Upon the release of Casino Royale, it was noted that Bond was bleeding and crying, which was pretty much unheard of in decades of previous films. With stunts bigger than anything seen in the franchise, and Bond being rougher, tougher, and more brutal in both emotional and violent scenes, then it was always safe to assume that they would want that. ‘he comes out in the proverbial fire of glory.
Coincidentally, the only previous Bond to come close to the length of Craig’s films was On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which was famous for George Lazenby’s only outing in the role. Lazenby was also the Bond who became somewhat of a precursor to Craig’s version, being one of the few to give Bond more emotion, especially in the film’s final moments, which makes him even more appropriate. for No Time To Die. the record with many people believing that Craig’s latest appearance is going to reach even greater emotional heights.
The final chapter in Craig’s Bond’s legacy hits theaters on October 8, with the Regal Cinema marathon slated to take place two days earlier on the 6th. If you’re one of those who like to challenge yourself, how about to start early and experience the entire Bond series for the ultimate James Bond marathon?
Topics: James Bond, No Time To Die