The 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, has had it’s theatrical released delayed once again.
Daniel Craig’s final undertaking of the famous secret agent will now hit cinemas on Friday 2 April 2021, a full year after it’s original scheduled release.
A statement released by the studios last night 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 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.”
Daniel Craig will star in his final outing, alongside returning cast members Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, and Jeffrey Wright. It will introduce Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.
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.
It’s one to look forward to and many fans, like me, will be very disappointed as well as, no doubt, many cinemas across the world who needed a big release like Bond to help bring people back.
More big screen releases are still scheduled for this year, including Wonder Woman 1984, Death on the Nile and Dune, but it’s likely that more delays will be announced for these too, but let’s hope not.