- Publish Date
- Thursday, 11 June 2020, 2:18PM
James Bond is reportedly about to undertake one of his toughest missions to date — fatherhood.
According to the Mail on Sunday, the long-awaited upcoming instalment No Time To Die will introduce the most important Bond Girl in the franchise's nearly 60-year history — 007’s five-year-old daughter.
In what will be the last time Daniel Craig portrays the big screen's most famous spy, he will play a father to Mathilde, daughter with Dr Madeleine Swann, played by French actress Lea Seydoux.
Speaking about the fatherhood storyline - which was first revealed in a leaked script being sold on eBay - a movie insider told the publication: "Yes, it's true. Bond is a dad. It's the one thing fans would never expect."
They continued: "Bond has always managed to charm his way into the hearts and beds of hundreds of beautiful women, seemingly without any consequences.
"Making him a father opens up a whole new world in terms of drama and story development.
"Bond finding out he is a father is integral to the plot."
In addition to this shock twist, No Time To Die is also said to be "very timely," as James Bond will be seen saving the world from a biological pandemic that is "not quite COVID-19, but it’s similar."
The movie - the franchise's 25th film - was due in cinemas in April but was pushed back to November because of the global pandemic.