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No Time To Die Set To Be The Longest James Bond Film Ever

No Time To Die Set To Be The Longest James Bond Film Ever

An American cinema chain has posted the film's runtime and viewers will be in for a long one.

The latest instalment to the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die, is set to become the longest 007 film ever.

American cinema chain Regal has posted the film onto its website to give fans an insight into what it's about and when they can potentially buy tickets. But it's also inadvertently revealed it will be a whopping 163 minutes (2 hrs, 43 mins) long.

If you're a fan of the franchise, then the news that it will be nearly three hours long will be music to your ears. The film, which will be released in April, will eclipse the previous record holder Spectre, which ran for 148 minutes (2 hrs, 28 mins).

It's especially brilliant considering it will give Daniel Craig plenty of time to wrap up his role as the seductive, dangerous and sometimes rogue British MI6 secret agent.

Universal Pictures

The film's synopsis says: "James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old 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."

The film marks Craig's fifth time playing the iconic spy, but the official trailer that dropped last year introduced us to some new characters.

That includes Rami Malek, who'll be taking on the role of villain Safin. Other additions to the long-running franchise include Knives Out star Ana de Armas and Captain Marvel's Lashana Lynch.

We'll also be seeing some familiar characters alongside Bond, such as Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter and Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Universal Pictures

Ms Harris revealed No Time To Die will see a shift in the franchise in terms of the representation of women.

In conversation with The Guardian, she said: "In Bond 25 you have four strong, intelligent women who are responsible for driving the plot forward. They've never had that in Bond before."

On the topic of the evolution of Bond's character, she added: "He's not disrespecting women, he's not after a woman because of how attractive she looks and what quality lay she is. He's genuinely in a relationship with a woman he respects, loves and cherishes."

It looks like No Time To Die is set to bring the film into the modern era, with Killing Eve's Phoebe Waller-Bridge assisting with this shift after joining the writing team.

As for whether we'll be seeing a female bond in the future, there are plenty of candidates who are up for the job.

Featured Image Credit: Universal

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film