9th February 2020
A couple of new trailers have been released with interesting inclusions and omissions
By MI6 Staff
During the E! Network live coverage of the red carpet at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday, MGM dropped another 30-second TV spot for 'No Time To Die' during a commercial break. Surprisingly, it featured some new content and was not a repeat of the Super Bowl spot from a week earlier.
The spot begins with Madeline saying to Bond, somewhat quizzically, "this is it,' and then Bond confirms with an authoritative "this is it!" This scene takes place after the DB5 chase sequence with Bond dropping Madeliene off at the train station. The rest of the spot features some variations of previous shots, but also includes Bond standing outside Vesper's tomb, Safin telling Bond that he's "made him redundant" (a major clue to the plot), and one new line from M: "come on Bond."
Russian fans enjoyed a new trailer for 'No Time To Die' recently released online and in cinemas. It is a one-minute cut down of the first full-length trailer released in December. Blofeld is heard to say, "James, now your enemy is my enemy."
The character of Nomi has been removed from the trailer completely. In fact, except for one brief shot where Moneypenny stands next to Bond, all people of color are missing. Of the country's population of 144 million, only 70,000 people in Russia are black. In a recent survey, over half said they had suffered physical attacks due to their race. In that context, the omission of actors and actresses of color from the Russian promotional materials for is probably far from accidental.