James Bond Daniel Craig to be a father of 5-yr-old girl and fight coronavirus-like pandemic in the new film
08 Jun 2020
Hollywood star Daniel Craig is photographed during an event.
From Bond Girls, we move onto Bond's Girl. When Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in "No Time To Die", and the British superspy will be a father, too.
Also, sources say in the new film, Bond will be saving the world from a global pandemic, giving the film an interesting topical spin.
Bond will be father to a daughter with love interest Dr Madeleine Swann, played by French actress Lea Seydoux, confirms a reports in a section of the media.
The little girl is named Mathilde.
The news started doing the rounds when last week the call sheets of the film, 25th of the official series, went up for sale on the online auction site eBay.
The sheets describe a sequence in southern Italy that was filmed last September.
It featured Seydoux with Lashana Lynch's Nomi, who will be the first black female agent, and the girl Mathilde, essayed by five-year-old child actor Lisa-Dorah Sonne.
Daniel Craig is seen during an event.
"Scene #235", as the schedule is called, details where "Nomi pilots Madeleine and Mathilde to safety with the island in the background", reports the website.
"Yes, it's true. Bond is a dad. Daniel wanted to make this Bond film the most surprising and entertaining yet," said a source.
"Daniel is older and his Bond is maturing and looking at life through the prism of fatherhood. But there's a lot more to it than that," the source added, according to the website.
"Fleabag" creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has collaborated on the script. She rewrote the script after filmmaker Danny Boyle walked out and Cary Joji Fukunaga took over the directorial duties.
The insider said making Bond a dad had "opened up a whole avenue of powerful moments and jokes", adding: "It's the one thing fans would never expectt."
"Bond has always managed to charm his way into the hearts and beds of hundreds of beautiful women, seemingly without any consequences. Making him a father opens up a whole new world in terms of drama and story development," said the source, according to a section of the media.