The release of Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond in the 25th Bond film No Time To Die has been delayed again. Now, the film will release on April 2, 2021 due to the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business.
No Time To Die was originally supposed to open in April 2020 but was pushed back to November 12 in the UK and November 20 in the US. It was one of the first Hollywood films to reschedule its release in the wake of the Corornavirus pandemic when cinemas shut down in the US in mid-March.
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. pic.twitter.com/NqHlU24Ho3
— James Bond (@007) October 2, 2020
The film stars Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes and Ana de Armas and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet became the first film to open in theatres worldwide after months of coronavirus-related closures. However, its ticket sales have not been as strong as hoped for in the U.S.