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The Big Clue You Probably Missed Early On In No Time To Die

"No Time to Die" was a pivotal movie for the "James Bond" franchise, marking the end of star Daniel Craig's time as the character. Craig started in the role in 2006 and achieved critical acclaim for his portrayal as a younger, more raw Bond in "Casino Royale," which garnered a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Similarly, "No Time to Die" received fairly positive reviews, hitting an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics praising it as the perfect vehicle for Craig's final performance in the role and a culmination of the storylines his iteration of Bond had been following over 15 years.

But "No Time to Die" wasn't just the end of Craig's time as Bond; it was potentially the end of a more unique take on the character. Critics have noted that Craig evolved him into a full-fledged person with an actual soul instead of a walking catchphrase who always saved the day (per The Ringer). "No Time to Die" embraced this character interpretation that "Casino Royale" started, and it's unclear how the future of the franchise will evolve yet again now that Craig is gone from the role.

With that in mind, "No Time to Die" features many callbacks to previous films — but it also contains bits of clever foreshadowing. In fact, there's one clue in an early scene that points to one of the biggest plot twists later in the film.

A Latin inscription on Vesper's tomb foreshadows James Bond's death

As pointed out by TikTok user @hiddenmoviedetails, early on in "No Time to Die," James Bond visits his "Casino Royale" love interest Vesper Lynd's (Eva Green) tomb to try to finally make peace with her death. Written on her tomb is an inscription in Latin that reads, "What you are, I once was. What I am, you will become." The scene comes and goes fairly quickly and is rather meaningless to those who can't understand Latin, but it certainly seems to be foreshadowing Bond's death later on in the film.

It's somewhat appropriate that this clue into Bond's fate would come from Lynd's tomb since her death in "Casino Royale" served as a kind of catalyst for Bond's character arc throughout Craig's time portraying him. In fact, it's the major event that tied most of his films together as he hunted down the organization responsible for forcing her to work for them (resulting in her death). Whether her tomb's inscription is intentional foreshadowing on the part of the filmmakers is impossible to say for sure, but it would add yet another layer of emotional complexity to Craig's time as the legendary character.