“Him, Bond!? No, he’s not my Bond.”
Back when Daniel Craig was announced, it’s likely that you heard some sort of variation on the above. Not just once either.
There were so many skeptical 007 fans who took it upon themselves to prematurely predict that the English actor didn’t have what it took to portray Ian Fleming’s iconic agent.
Fans of the actor had previously been impressed with him in the likes of Love is the Devil, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake, and beyond. Nevertheless, there were still so many audiences unaware of his talents; some simply weren’t even aware of him.
Then, in 2006 Casino Royale arrived and millions bitterly bit their tongue. He had won over the masses. Since then he has arguably gone on to become a bonafide fan favourite, starring in a further four movies.
Of course, this includes No Time to Die, and before it arrives it’s worth considering how to watch the Daniel Craig Bond movies in order…
Daniel Craig Bond movies in order
The 53-year-old’s fifth and final Bond vehicle has been one of the most anticipated movies in recent years and has been infamously delayed numerous times.
It’s finally within reach and has compelled some audiences to check out his previous efforts for the first time. You’ll obviously want to watch them in chronological order, so here goes:
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Spectre (2015)
- No Time to Die (2021)
The film series has progressed in a linear fashion, so it’s important to watch them in order of release.
While it’s easy to cherry-pick entries as you please with some franchises, Bond isn’t one of them as later installments tend to reference the previous.
With the order addressed, let’s acknowledge how you can actually watch them.
How to watch all five movies: Streaming explained
The first four movies – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre – are all available to rent on such streaming services as Amazon Video, iTunes, and Google Play Movies.
In the UK, they are each available to rent individually from £3.49. However, it’s perhaps worth paying £19.99 to purchase The Daniel Craig Collection, which includes all four films.
In the US, on the other hand, the four films can be rented for $3.99 each.
As for No Time to Die, UK audiences can see it in cinemas from Thursday, September 30th 2021. It will then be released in the US on Friday, October 8th 2021. As of yet, it’s uncertain when the film will reach streaming.
“Love and family”
While in conversation with Total Film, Daniel Craig began to discuss details of his Bond farewell, addressing the themes we can expect to be explored:
“Love and family. Because what’s bigger than that? Bond’s ‘family’ being Moneypenny and Q and M. And then Lashana [Lynch] comes in, and she’s like a distant cousin who you’re not sure about. I’ve always said: in Bond movies the world needs saving in the first frame, and in the last frame, he saves the world.”
However, he added: “OK. But in the middle – what the f**k? It’s got to be emotionally engaging.”
No Time to Die has already been confirmed as the longest Bond movie to date at 163 minutes, so strap in for a serious ride.
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