No Time To Die is set to be the longest James Bond film ever.

It seems there is a great deal that director Cary Joji Fukunaga is looking to show off in actor Daniel Craig's final outing as the iconic superspy.

According to major US cinema chain Regal Cinemas , the new film is set to run for a total of 163 minutes.

This means the running time for No Time To Die is 2 hours and 43 minutes.

The preceding franchise entry, Spectre , was the previous record-holder for the longest Bond film, which was at 2 hours and 28 minutes in length.

James Bond (Daniel Craig) prepares to shoot in NO TIME TO DIE

The new film will pick up five years after its predecessor, with Bond (Craig) nursing a broken heart and living in self-imposed exile in Jamaica.

However, old friend and CIA operative Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) needs his help following the kidnapping of scientist Valdo Obruchev (David Dencick) and James must soon come out of retirement.

Searching for answers will lead him back to MI6 and face to face with no only his arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld ( Christoph Waltz ), but also the woman he thinks betrayed him: Dr Madeleine Swann ( Lea Seydoux ).

James Bond (Daniel Craig) speaks with Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in NO TIME TO DIE
Safin (Rami Malek) in NO TIME TO DIE

Confronted with her past, Bond and his allies face a dangerous new villain, Safin ( Rami Malek ).

Also returning for the new film are the MI6 regulars: Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, and Sir Ralph Fiennes as M.

Meanwhile, new faces include Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch as new field agent Nomi, Craig's Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma, Dali Benssalah as adversary Primo, and Game Night actor Billy Magnussen as Logan Ash.

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No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on April 2, 2020.