Due to the pandemic, the release date of the new James Bond movie has been postponed again and is now scheduled to be released in 2021.
The latest James Bond instalment, No Time to Die, was initially meant to be released in cinemas in April 2020 but due to coronavirus, it was pushed back to be released in November 2020. However, the film will now be released worldwide on April 2, 2021.
The official James Bond Twitter account recently stated: “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.”
Other blockbuster movies that have also been delayed due to coronavirus include, Wonder Woman 1984 and Marvel Studios’ Black Widow.
Cineworld have since confirmed they are closing all their UK and US cinemas from Thursday (8th October). Robert Mitchell, director of Theatrical insights at Gower Street Analytics told BBC’s Today Programme, “I think the Bond movie is the straw that broke the camel’s back to be honest.
“A lot of films have been moving for some time now and ultimately the cinemas need a pipeline of regular content to draw cinema goers in.”
No Time to Die will mark Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond.