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007 things to know about the latest James Bond film

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The spy thriller, starring Daniel Craig in his final appearance as 007, made $119 million at the global box office during its opening weekend despite only being rolled out in 54 foreign markets, excluding North America and China.

This is the one Bond fans have been waiting for. “No Time to Die,” Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the iconic James Bond, had its world premiere Sept. 28 in London following more than a year of COVID-related release delays.

The premiere — and simultaneous press screenings in other cities, including Los Angeles and New York — marked the public debut for a franchise entry shrouded in immense secrecy.

Among the key details that were already known: Craig is joined by returning co-stars including Lea Seydoux (Bond love interest Madeleine Swann), Christoph Waltz (the villainous Blofeld), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Ralph Fiennes (M). New additions to the cast include Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) as a mysterious adversary, Lashana Lynch as a 00 agent and Ana de Armas as a “don’t call her a Bond girl” spy sidekick.

It’s the first time Bond has been directed by an American filmmaker — “True Detective” and “Beasts of No Nation” helmer Cary Joji Fukunaga — and one of the few times the film has been scripted, at least in part, by a woman: “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a credited writer alongside Fukunaga, Robert Wade and Neal Purvis.

But now that we’ve finally seen “No Time to Die,” we know a whole lot more than that. Without getting too deep into spoiler territory (we’ll save that for when the film hits U.S. theaters on Oct. 8), here’s a taste of what we learned.

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