Wait, James Bond May Be Married In No Time To Die?

Madeline Swann in Spectre

The James Bond franchise has enthralled moviegoers for decades, and is showing no signs of slowing down. While Eon productions will continue 007's adventures on the big screen, Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time to Die will mark Daniel Craig's final appearance as the MI6 agent. The pressure is on for the Beasts of No Nation director to deliver an appropriate swan song, and the latest report indicates that Bon may be married in the highly anticipated (and expensive) blockbuster.

While No Time to Die has wrapped filming, much of the film's contents and plot remain a mystery, as the generations of fans patiently wait for the first trailer. But there have been some reports out of the movie's set, and the latest indicates that Daniel Craig's James Bond may be off the market in his final appearance. Namely, that he'll be marrying Spectre character Dr. Madeline Swann.

This latest update comes to us from Daily Mail, and is sure to be exciting for all the Bond fanatics who are hoping for a glimmer of new information. The story was about how No Time to Die will apparently be more "woke" than its predecessors, in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge was brought on as a writer to help bring a female perspective to the blockbuster, and it looks like one of the changes to Daniel Craig's Bond in the new movie is get him off the market.

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James will apparently marry Léa Seydoux's Dr. Madeline Swann during the course of No Time to Die. Madeline was the main Bond girl in Spectre, aiding James on his mission against Blofled. The two ultimately left for places unknown together, and it looks like their romantic connection continued to grow off camera. Rather than writing Madeline off like the franchise has done in the past, her story with James will continue in No Time to Die. And apparently even take her down the isle.

In addition to being more realistic and less gadget-focused, Daniel Craig's tenure as James Bond saw the franchise embrace serialized storytelling. The movies aren't anthologies, but one linear story. Characters pop back up, and 007's experiences are influenced by his past adventures. That'll also be the case with No Time to Die, and I'm eager to see what type of ending this incarnation of Bond gets.

James Bond isn't typically a character who married his Bond Girls, but it has happened onscreen before-- decades ago. James married Diana Riggs' Tracy Draco in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Unfortunately, the Game of Thrones actress' character was killed on their wedding day in the final scene of the movie. Since then, we haven't seen James marry anyone on the big screen.

Our questions will be answered when No Time to Die hits theaters on April 8, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies. And our 2020 release list to look ahead toward the New Year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.