James Bond fans will have to brace themselves for more disappointment this year as No Time To Die has been delayed to 2021. The 25th Bond film will now hit cinemas (hopefully) in April 2021. The film was scheduled to open in cinemas in November 2020.
In a media statement, MGM and Universal said…
“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of ‘No Time To Die,’ the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2 April in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience, We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing ‘No Time To Die’ next year.”
The uncertainty brought upon by the Coronavirus pandemic has upturned a number of big movie releases this year. Several studios have already pushed their films to 2021 in light of the pandemic. With some movie theatres across the United States and the world still shuttered and with audiences practicing social distancing, the box-office has already taken a substantial hit.
Warner Bros. found out first-hand with the release of Tenet. The Christopher Nolan film has underperformed spectacularly. Disney’s Mulan has also suffered somewhat of a similar fate, although the film has performed admirably on the streaming platform thanks to Disney+.
No Time To Die marks the final outing for Daniel Craig as the fictional superspy. The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and also stars Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, and Billy Magnussen.