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The new James Bond film No Time To Die has finished filming, it has been announced.
The long-awaited news was confirmed in a post on the movie's official Twitter account. Director Cary Fukunaga and Bond himself Daniel Craig posed together with a clapperboard during a night shoot at Pinewood Studios.
The pic was shared along with the caption: "That's a wrap on #NoTimeToDie See you in cinemas April 2020."
According to reports, the cast and crew celebrated at a wrap party after filming in Italy last month, with Craig seen standing by a celebratory cake thanking everyone for their hard work.
He said: "You have all done the most amazing job. I could not be more proud to work with every single one of you.
That's a wrap on #NoTimeToDie. See you in cinemas April 2020. #Bond25 pic.twitter.com/Qo6lM9TkFe
- James Bond (@007) October 25, 2019
"I would like to thank you for this evening, for Barbara (Broccoli), for putting it on. Thank goodness, we did this tonight."
And while the cast and crew have been sworn to secrecy regarding the plot, the 25th film in the series could see a major development in Bond's story.
Craig will return as the secret agent and take on Rami Malek in the hotly-anticipated film.
According to the movie's official synopsis: "Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology."
And earlier this year, reports claimed we could be a step closer to seeing a female 007, with news that British actor Lashana Lynch is set to take over the spy's iconic code name in the forthcoming movie.
Speaking to the Mail On Sunday, a film insider has revealed the actor will be introduced during a 'pivotal' scene - but fans of the franchise needn't worry, James Bond will still be there.
They said: "There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says, 'Come in 007,' and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.
"It's a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he's been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.
"Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don't work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning."
No Time To Die will be released in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US.
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