v many long months before its release, No time to die advertised as the last outing for Daniel Craig’s term as James Bond. Since he first played the role in 2007 Casino Royale, Craig’s time s the character was immersive and it was interesting to see how things ended this time around after seemingly coming to an end with Ghost…
In the spoiler interview with Diversity, Craig, director Carey Joji Fukunaga, and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael J. Wilson talk about how Craig’s ending and seeing off was ultimately created.
At the end of the film, James Bond finally, specifically dies. Injected with a biological weapon that will kill his beloved Madeleine Swann and all of her relatives, including their young daughter Matilda, Bond orders an airstrike on the island he is stuck on, ensuring that the virus will never be replicated again. Craig Bond’s heroic fate is the first in the character’s 59-year cinematic history.
The ending came about in part because he wanted his time as a character to pass. After the premiere in Berlin of the performance Casino, he spoke to producer Broccoli about his future on the show. Upon learning that he had four films in his contract, he knew what he would like to do. “I said, ‘Oh good. Can I kill him in the last one? Craig recalled. “This is the only way I could personally be convinced to put an end to all this and make it my tenure so that someone else could come and take over.”
Fortunately, Broccoli accepted Craig’s offer, although Craig himself did not raise him up to this particular film. For Wilson, who has been the producer of all Bond films since the 1972s. Moon Rider, it just made sense for the character to go that route. In Bond novels From Russia with love and You only live twice creator Ian Fleming nearly killed the spy by setting a precedent. In terms of films, Wilson and the team realized that this would eventually happen. “In the end,” he said, “chances of catching up with you.” Bond was so accustomed to luck and survival with his teeth that everyone felt it was “emotionally important” to realize that a character’s luck could go so far.
Bond’s death had already been decided by the time Fukunaga was brought in to direct, but the method was left to his discretion. Fukunaga recalled how there were several iterations, including Bond, who was simply shot by an anonymous bullet. Thematically, Fukunaga found it appropriate, but both he and Craig knew it had to be a situation he couldn’t get out of, and the actor emphasized that it “must have had weight … if we didn’t have that weight.” … , I don’t think we would. We would have found another way to end this. ”
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