The upcoming 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die, concluded its filming two weeks ago - and it cost more than a pretty penny.
According to the The Hollywood Reporter, No Time To Die cost a whopping $250 million - becoming the most expensive Bond film ever produced. In comparison, Spectre (the last Bond film) had a budget that was reported to cost somewhere between $245 and $250 million.
Multiple reports suggest that Daniel Craig - widely believed to be finishing up his time as 007 - will earn $25 million in salary for the film. Throw in the star-studded cast and all of the many fancy stunts that appear in Bond films, and it's no surprise that this movie cost roughly a quarter of a billion dollars.
No Time to Die will mark the fifth Bond film that stars Craig as the popular British spy. He first portrayed the role in Casino Royale (2006), and Craig reprised it in Quantom of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and the aforementioned Spectre (2015). All five Craig Bond movies have had a budget of at least $150 million.
No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga reportedly shot three different endings for the film. As such, one can only wonder if Craig even knows what will happen to his character. There have been rumors that a female will be cast as the next Bond, an idea that appeals to Brosnan.
The film is slated to hit the big screens in the United States on Apr. 8, 2020. 007 fans will be left in suspense over the next five months as to what will happen with Craig's bond, and if there will indeed be a new casting decision. For what it's worth, Richard Madden carries the highest betting odds at 1/2.