The era of Daniel Craig playing James Bond was a major shift for the nearly 60-year-old Bond franchise. Craig’s run in the iconic role brought Bond into the age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with its long-continuity stories, regularly recurring characters, and franchised extended world. So of course the new take that circulated in the wake of the latest installment in the series is that 2021’s No Time to Die is the Bond movies’ equivalent of Avengers: Endgame.
[Ed. note: Significant spoiler ahead for the end of No Time To Die.]
That claim does feel completely correct, in that No Time To Die closes out an era, as the final movie where longtime