U many extended months until its publication, No time to die is advertised as the final trip for The mandate of Daniel Craig as James bond. Since he first took on the role in 2007 Casino Royale, Craig’s time with the character was fascinating, and it was interesting to see how this time it would really end after seemingly ending with Specter.
In an interview filled with spoilers with Diversity, Craig, director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson talk about how the end and Craig’s farewell are ultimately designed.
At the end of the film, James Bond definitely, concretely dies. Injected with a biological weapon that would specifically kill his mistress Madeline Swann and all her relatives, including their young daughter Mathilde, Bond orders an air strike on the island where he got stuck, ensuring the virus can never replicate again. As heroic as it is, the fate of Craig’s Bond is the first in the 59-year film history of this character.
It came to an end partly because it is so he he wanted his time to pass as a character. After the Berlin premiere casino, he spoke with producer Broccoli about his future in the series. When he found out that he had four films in his contract, he knew he wanted to come out. “I left,” “Oh, all right. Can I kill him in the last one? ” Craig recalled. “It’s the only way I could see for myself to end it all and make it my mandate, someone else can come and take over.”
Fortunately, Broccoli accepted Craig’s proposal, although Craig himself did not mention it again until this particular film. For Wilson, who has been the producer of every Bond film since 1972 Moonraker, it just made sense for the character to come out this way. In Bond novels From Russia with love i you only live twice, creator Ian Fleming nearly killed the spy, setting a precedent for the move. As for the movies, Wilson and the team realized that would come eventually. “In the end,” he said, “chances are catching up.” Bond is so used to being lucky and surviving on the skin of his teeth that everyone thought it was “emotionally important” for the audience to understand that the happiness of this character can only go so far.
Bond’s death had already been decided at the time Fukunaga was invited to direct, but the method was left to him. Fukunaga recalled that there were multiple iterations, including Bond who had just been shot with an anonymous bullet. Thematically, Fukunaga thought it was appropriate, but both he and Craig knew it had to be a situation he couldn’t get out of, and the actor stressed that “it had to have weight … if we didn’t have that weight, I don’t think we would did. We would find another way to end it. “
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