James Bond will be getting back behind the wheel of the Aston Martin DB5 in the upcoming No Time to Die film.
New photos posted on the official James Bond 007 Twitter feed show the iconic car parked up during filming for the 25th installment in the franchise.
Three versions of the gleaming silver sports coupe are pictured on-set in Matera, Italy, where Daniel Craig is filming what is expected to be his final outing as the superspy.
The fact there are three examples suggests that Bond’s most famous steed might not make it through the film in one piece.
— James Bond (@007) September 16, 2019
The DB5 is not the only Aston Martin set to appear in the new film. On-set footage released in July showed Daniel Craig pulling up on a London street in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The V8 Vantage was 007’s vehicle of choice in 1987’s The Living Daylights, complete with lasers, skis and a rocket booster.
Another image released by the film’s producers showed the DB5 and V8 Vantage in Aston Martin’s workshop along with the Aston Martin Valhalla, which is also set to appear in the film.
— James Bond (@007) July 22, 2019
The DB5 is undoubtedly Bond’s most famous but has only starred in a handful of the 24 films so far. After its star-making debut in Goldfinger the DB5 appeared again in 1965’s Thunderball then disappeared until Pierce Brosnan got into an unfeasible race with a Ferrari 355 in Goldeneye. After fleeting appearances in Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough, it reappeared in Daniel Craig’s first Bond film Casino Royale and has cropped up in the most recent Skyfall and Spectre movies.
Bond has a long history with Aston Martin. As well as the DB5 and V8 Vantage, the character has driven a DBS, V12 Vanquish and the non-production DB10.
No Time to Die is widely expected to be Craig’s last outing as Bond and sees the spy come out of retirement to help his old CIA friend Felix Leiter rescue a kidnapped scientist. According to its makers, the plot then sees him on the trail of a mysterious villain, played by Rami Malik, armed with “dangerous new technology”. It’s due in cinemas in early 2020.