For fans of James Bond, especially the character as played by Daniel Craig, then the good news is that the latest feature film installment is still scheduled to release in theaters later this year after a lengthy delay. And it turns out Apple wants to get in on the fun, too. The company has partnered up with MGM to bring a retrospective, looking back at Craig’s stint as the titular spy, exclusively to the Apple TV app.
UPDATE (September 7, 2021): This documentary is available to rent for free in Apple’s TV app from September 7 through October 7.
Craig has been playing Bond for 15 years now, and his role in the upcoming 25th installment in the storied franchise is said to be his last (for real this time). No Time To Die is set to release with an exclusive theatrical run on October 8, 2021, in the United States (and on September 30 in the United Kingdom). Before that, there will be a free rental through the Apple TV app offering up a 45-minute retrospective of Craig’s career as Bond. In the short film, Craig will speak to legendary Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, while also including archival footage of Craig as Bond over the years.
According to Deadline, the retrospective will be available via the Apple TV app in 30 countries across the globe beginning September 7, 2021. It will be available until October 7.
From the original report:
A lot of people here have worked on five pictures with me,’ the actor tells Wilson and Broccoli in the film. ‘I’ve loved every single second of these movies, and especially this one because I’ve got up every morning and I’ve had the chance to work with you guys, and that has been one of the greatest honours of my life.
As for this being Craig’s last outing as Bond, Wilson and Broccoli weigh in:
Daniel has just taken this, the character, the series, the whole thing, to a place that is so…extraordinary. And so emotionally satisfying,’ Broccoli says.
It’s also emotionally tough being Daniel’s last one. It’s tough on Barbara, it’s tough on me,’ adds Wilson.
This is an interesting move, mostly because MGM agreed to sell itself off to Amazon (mostly for its library of content) earlier this year. However, that deal hasn’t finalized quite yet, so seeing this retrospective land on Apple’s TV app might not be so crazy.
And for fun, here’s the final official trailer for the upcoming No Time To Die:
For fans of the franchise, this is definitely worth watching. Especially if you’ve been a fan of Craig’s turn as the legendary super spy.