The release date for the upcoming 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been pushed back once again.
On Thursday night, the official James Bond Twitter account announced that No Time to Die will now be released on Oct. 8, 2021. This is a six-month delay from the planned release date of Apr. 2.
Last week, Nancy Tartaglione and Anthony D’Alessandro of Deadline reported that the release date would be pushed back into the fall. That turned out to be just the case.
Assuming No Time to Die is released in October, it will have been 18 months later from the originally scheduled release date.
No Time to Die was scheduled to be released in April of last year. It was delayed until November because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but it was once again pushed back to April 2021.
Of course, No Time to Die is only one of the many blockbuster films that has been delayed because of the pandemic. Other major films, such as Matt Reeves’ The Batman, have also seen several delays in the release dates.
No Time to Die will mark Daniel Craig’s fifth and final portrayal of James Bond. Some believed he would walk away from the franchise following Spectre (2015), but he decided to come on for another 007 film.The 52-year-old actor confirmed in a Nov. 2019 interview The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he’ll be moving on from the role after No Time to Die.
A replacement for Craig has not been announced. James Norton, Sam Heughan, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston and Henry Cavill have been rumored as possible candidates to take over the role.
No Time to Die also stars Léa Seydoux as (Dr. Madeleine Swann), Lashana Lynch (Nomi), Rami Malek (Safin), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), Christoph Waltz (Ernst Stavro Blofeld), Ana de Armas (Paloma), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Ralph Fiennes (M).
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