New Bond 25 poster released – and we're majorly underwhelmed

Saturday was James Bond day and fans of the British spy were treated (we use the term loosely) to a look at the first poster for upcoming Bond film No Time to Die. 

The poster sees Daniel Craig doing his usual smouldering thing up against a faded turquoise background. It also shows that same font we saw in the killer typographic logo, released earlier in the year (read more about the No Time to Die logo here (opens in new tab)). The text, of course, reads No Time to Die. And the 007 is also present and correct. But to be honest, there's not a lot more to it.

James Bond: No Time to Die

(Image credit: Danjaq and MGM)

The poster has been met with a mixed reaction online. A lot of people are not happy with the look and feel of the poster. Some felt that there could've been a lot more to the poster design (see our favourite poster designs (opens in new tab) here).

James Bond: No Time to Die

(Image credit: @IrnBruRevolution on Twitter)

Others felt that the design team had had 'no time to create'. 

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And some picked at the font, saying it was hard to read. One Reddit user, bobrformalin (opens in new tab) even said it was "worse than papyrus". Ouch.

Although of course, there are plenty hardcore fans who are just excited about the film, glad to see the poster, and desperate for a glimpse of the trailer.

Overall, we can see why the No Time to Die poster may be underwhelming for Bond fans. It doesn't exactly scream of slick action that'll set your pulse racing. Mainly, Daniel Craig just looks a bit like he's kind of wishing he hadn't signed up for another Bond film. 

It's not quite as bad as that Spider-Man poster (opens in new tab) though.

No Time to Die will be out in the UK on 3 April 2020, with the US release following a few days later on 8 April 2020. 

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she helps take care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure its content serves its readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.