No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final outing as British super-spy James Bond, has been delayed yet again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film will now release on April 2, 2021 – an entire year after its original premiere date.
“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,” the official 007 blog wrote. “We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year.”
This is terrible news for the theater industry, which is quickly running out of blockbusters to show in the remainder of 2020. Warner Bros.’ Dune and Wonder Woman 1984 are the only other major live-action films that haven’t been bumped to next year yet (both will supposedly open in December), but we’re guessing that their delays are inevitable based on Christopher Nolan’s lukewarm earnings with Tenet.
“In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica,” the film’s official synopsis reads. “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.”