There are few characters in popular culture more iconic than James Bond – the British secret agent who’s endured on the big screen for nearly six decades. Five years since Daniel Craig last donned the 007 tux in Spectre, James Bond will return to Her Majesty’s secret service in 2020 for Craig’s fifth and final outing, No Time To Die. With a leading man who was initially unexpected to return, a high-profile case of creative differences along the way, and a whole era of the franchise about to be wrapped up, Empire’s latest issue offers a world exclusive first look at Daniel Craig’s last 007 movie, trailing across London, Jamaica, and New York to get the inside story on Bond 25.
As well as talking to Craig himself, the issue features brand new interviews with the likes of long-standing Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, new villain Rami Malek, and incoming 00-agent Lashana Lynch. It’s the ultimate introduction to Bond’s momentous new mission.
This month’s Empire cover – the first No Time To Die magazine cover in the world – sees the un-retired MI6 agent back in action, looking just as sharp as he did right back in 2006’s Casino Royale.
And here’s this month’s exclusive subscriber cover, a bespoke, tailor-made illustration by Dennis Vernooij, taking in classic Bond iconography.
Stay tuned for more of what’s inside Empire’s world exclusive No Time To Die issue – and pick up a copy on newsstands from Friday 27 December.