New Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed for third time due to pandemic
According to an announcement on the film's website, "No Time to Die" will now debut globally on October 8.
The release of "No Time to Die", the next film in the James Bond series and one of the most anticipated movies of 2021, has been delayed for a third time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to an announcement on the film's website, "No Time to Die" will now debut globally on October 8. The action film, which marks Daniel Craig's final appearance as British secret service agent 007, was originally set to hit screens on coming April 2. But MGM announced on Thursday that it would push the film to October 8.
"No Time to Die" is the 25th instalment in the Bond franchise and has already been delayed twice since the coronavirus pandemic started. It was originally set to open in North American theatres on April 10, 2020, reported CNN.
The third time delay of "No Time to Die" is a symbol of the pandemic's impact on Hollywood and will come as a further blow to cinemas that have been forced to shut for months because of lockdowns. Blockbusters like Marvel's "Black Widow," Universal's "F9" and Paramount's "Top Gun: Maverick" have all suffered delays, reported CNN.
The previous Bond film, 2015's Spectre, took almost $900m (£690m) at worldwide box offices, the BBC reported.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros also announced earlier this month announced it was delaying the release of Sopranos prequel "The Many Saints Of Newark". Sony said on Thursday that "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," the sequel to the popular Ghostbusters franchise, would be moving from June 6 to November 11.
The next big films on the calendar are "Black Widow," which is set for May 7, and "F9," which is set for May 28.