M’s Union Jack bulldog from Skyfall makes another appearance in this year’s No Time to Die, and fans can get it in the real world too. The long-awaited No Time to Die marks Daniel Craig’s final time playing James Bond, and anticipation is high. Sadly, it’s taken the movie a great deal of time to actually arrive, between production delays and the coronavirus pandemic. No Time to Die is currently scheduled to premiere on October 8, and despite reports last year that it could go to streaming, it remains slated for a theatrical run.
As Craig’s last outing, No Time to Die promises to be an epic sendoff. The movie picks up with Bond after he’s left MI6 and chosen a quieter life with Spectre love Madeline Swann (Lea Seydoux). However, Madeline holds a dark secret, and it comes back with a vengeance in the form of mysterious villain Safin (Rami Malek). Bond is soon pulled back into the action, which puts him into conflict with MI6’s latest 00, Nomi (Lashana Lynch). No Time to Die holds multiple connections to Craig’s previous outings as well, including the return of Blofeld (Christoph Waltz).
There will also be a small reference to Judi Dench’s late M. Jack the Bulldog will make a reappearance in No Time to Die, and Royal Doulton is selling real life versions of the figurine. Currently available for $85, the bulldog figure is carefully recreated to match the one in the movie and is touted as the perfect collectible for any Bond fan. You can see Jack in the space below.
The bulldog figurine first made an appearance in Skyfall, sitting proudly on M’s desk. Following her death, the bulldog was then passed along to Bond. He could be seen again in Spectre, and now he’s returned to close out Craig’s tenure with No Time to Die. Though Ralph Fiennes has since settled into the role of M, the return of Jack the bulldog is a nice way to remember Dench’s M. Fans will have to keep their eyes out for the figurine when watching No Time to Die.
With the movie having been delayed so much, fans have had ample time to theorize about how Craig’s Bond story will end. Some wonder if he could actually die in the perhaps pointedly titled No Time to Die, while others foresee a quieter sendoff. Craig’s replacement hasn’t been named just yet, so all attention can be devoted to giving him a proper goodbye when the movie finally arrives this fall. It so far sounds like Craig’s last movie will hold plenty of callbacks and references to his previous adventures, which sounds like a fitting way to close out his time as the iconic spy.
Source: Royal Doulton