It turns out there might actually be no time to die, at least if No Time To Die’s runtime has anything to say about it. That’s because No Time To Die will be the longest James Bond movie to date, clocking in at a whopping 163 minutes, or 2 hours and 43 minutes, as reported by IndieWire.
This nearly three-hour runtime places No Time To Die above Spectre’s 148 minute runtime, which previously held the record for longest James Bond movie. Before it, Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond in Casino Royale held the title with its 144-minute runtime.
While this runtime is the longest ever for a James Bond movie, it doesn’t reveal too much more other than the fact that Craig’s final go as the famed superspy will be a long one (and hopefully a good and proper goodbye to his character too).
For reference, Craig’s 007 movies have hovered around the 2 hour and 20 minute mark, save for Quantum of Solace, which clocked in at about an hour and 45 minutes. No Time To Die is 15 minutes longer than Spectre, which was the longest James Bond film to date until now.
No Time To Die will be released exclusively in theaters on October 8. While waiting to watch its full 163-minute action-packed story, read about the popular fan theory director Cary Joji Fukunaga recently dispelled and then watch the final trailer for No Time To Die. Read about why you shouldn’t expect a James Bond TV series from Amazon after the company’s recent $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. He is very excited for No Time To Die and hopes it’s as good as Skyfall, the best Craig-led 007 movie. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.