James Bond fanatics are collectively cursing at this point, as is every film buff. Following the release of Tenet in August, the poor box office performance has forced other film distributors to reconsider release amid the ongoing health crisis. Last week it was announced that Black Widow would be pushed back until 2021, and announced just this morning, Dune will also see a delay until October 2021. In particular, No Time To Die, will too see a delayed release.
MGM, Universal and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement on Friday that No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, will be delayed until April 2, 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.”
A second wave threatens the livelihoods of filmmakers and cinemas in the United States and Europe where cases are soaring around the continents, forcing new safety measures. It comes just after the music video to Billie Eilish’s hero track dropped last week.
The last James Bond film, Spectre, raked in approximately $880 million USD globally in 2015.