After more than 50 years there are a few elements that you can pretty much always count on in a James Bond film. An actor who looks good in a suit in the lead role, beautiful women, equally beautiful locations, interesting gadgets, and diabolical villains can always be counted on. Oh, and the car. While James Bond himself changes over time, but is always James Bond, the same is also true of Bond's ride.
Whether this Aston Martin has machine guns built in or other cool gadgets we'll have to wait and see.
The DB5 may not even be the only model of Aston Martin being used in No Time to Die. A promotional image released of Craig a few moths back showed him in front of a V8 model, though that may have only been staged for the specific shot.
James Bond has had the occasional fling with BMW and other vehicles, but the Aston Martin has always been the car most closely associated with the character, and it's been a big part of the franchise under Daniel Craig.
No Time to Die is currently filming in Italy and that appears to be where the Aston Martin will feature in the film. There are at least three models apparently on hand. That's probably pretty standard for a movie of this type, so it doesn't necessarily mean that Bond's car is going to get utterly destroyed in the movie, though it certainly doesn't mean that's not going to happen.
What is going to happen in No Time To Die is largely anybody's guess. Most of the plot details are being kept under wraps. We only know that the movie will open with James Bond having retired from service, before being drafted to help his old friend Felix Leiter. Rami Malek will play the film's villain, but we know essentially nothing about the character.
This may be Daniel Craig's last time behind the wheel of an Aston Martin. For a long time it looked like he wouldn't be returning to the role of James Bond and, as such, it seems quite likely this will be his last appearance on screen as the super spy. Hopefully, the next James Bond will still drive an Aston Martin. While change is a good thing in a film franchise, there are some things that are just timeless and perfect.