NO TIME TO DIE Has Now Been Pushed Back From April 2 To An Undisclosed Fall Date
This seemed inevitable after last night's report, and it's now been announced that Daniel Craig's final adventure as iconic super-spy James Bond, No Time To Die, has departed its April 2 release date...
No sooner had we shared details from Variety's report on the current state of the film industry, than Sony announced that Morbius has been pushed back almost a full seven months from March 19 to October 8. Now, No Time To Die has followed suit.
Though no official announcement has been made, Deadline has heard that the latest instalment in MGM/Eon’s James Bond franchise has departed from its Easter weekend release of April 2. The movie hasn't been given a new release date, but is expected to shift to sometime this fall.
Though disappointing, this was probably inevitable. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in Hollywood, and even though the vaccine has begun to roll out, it's going to be a while before things return to some semblance of normality. For now, 65% of U.S. theaters — including those in popular markets like New York and Los Angeles — remain closed, and that's not expected to change anytime soon.
MGM reportedly did shop the movie to streamers, but none of 'em were willing to meet the whopping $600M asking price.
It's a shame Bond fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, but "those outside of MGM who’ve seen the movie say it’s amazing, and well worth the wait."
Is Black Widow next? Watch this space.
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.