Just when it looked like No Time To Die was getting ready for a November release (after Billie Eilish’s music video dropped) comes news that the 25th James Bond film has now been delayed again…until 2 April 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic means that a lot of cinemas around the globe are still closed – or at the very least open in a limited capacity. The added fact that Bond movies tend to have an oder audience means that now is probably not the best time to release Daniel Craig‘s final outing as Ian Fleming’s 007.
The film was originally set to be released in October 2019 when Boyle was set to direct. His departure meant that the film was bumped to April 2020 when Cary Fukunaga signed-on to helm, before COVID-19 led to a November 2020 delay. Now No TimeTo Die will open on 2 April 2021.
Here’s the official announcement:
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 2021 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.
No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek,LéaSeydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear and Ana de Armas.