James Bond is known for many things – cars, casinos and the many beautiful beaus he meets during each and every mission. As an MI6 super-spy, though, Bond also spends an awful lot of time traveling, whether that’s by plane or behind the wheel of his trademark 1960s Aston Martin DB5. It’s a hard life being one of the world’s most eligible bachelors.
As Daniel Craig has recently given up the mantle of Bond, though, the Englishman’s traveling days are over. Bond will, of course, continue his jet setting, albeit with a new face altogether. The bookmakers are tipping Tom Hopper, Richard Madden, and Tom Hardy to take over as 007 but a bet on the next James Bond wouldn’t be complete without a few silly options, like Matt Damon at 200/1.
No Time To Die tells the tale of a spy – Craig – on the tail of a missing scientist, and begins under the perpetual sunshine of Matera in Southern Italy. This town has a long history of human settlement and the area is crisscrossed with canyons. It’s also pockmarked with the homes of prehistoric people, who retired to caves to rest. These hand-dug dwellings, part of the Sassi di Matera, date back to around 7,000 BC.
Bond then heads to Cuba, via a lengthy stay on the island of Jamaica.
Cuba, Norway, and Japan
Ironically enough, given the countries’ prickly politics, Cuba has echoes of 1950s Americana, owing to the presence of thousands of classic cars. These vehicles were imported en masse before Fidel Castro rose to power but the subsequent ban on American goods meant that no new models were ever sold. While many of these cars are only authentic on the outside today, Cuba remains something of a motoring time capsule.
Somewhat inevitably, Bond winds up in London at MI6 headquarters. He then heads off to Norway, most likely arriving in Oslo. The Norwegian capital is as amenable to island-hopping adventures as it is to cultural breaks and currently stands as one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe. What Bond is doing in Norway is classified, mostly because the country serves as the backdrop for one of No Time to Die’s major plot points.
What can be revealed is that Bond eventually flies to Japan – or close enough. 007 visits an island somewhere between Russia and the Land of the Rising Sun. While fictional, Bond’s destination probably lies in the Sea of Japan. However, much like the North Sea to the east of James’ beloved Britain, the Sea of Japan actually has very few islands, other than the Japanese archipelago itself. Coincidentally, part of Skyfall was also filmed on a Japanese island, this time the very real Hashima or “Battleship” Island.
No Time to Die has more destinations than many other Bond films, though the number is fairly standard for movies with Daniel Craig in. Sadly, as mentioned, this is the final outing for this particular super-spy.