James Bond film No Time To Die ‘likely to delay release from April to Autumn’

No Time To Die will reportedly be delayed from April until Autumn 2021.

The 25th James Bond film looks set to be delayed from its release in April to one later in 2021 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit hard in the UK and US especially.

Deadline reports “that 007 promotional partners have already been given a heads up that the final Daniel Craig c movie is bound to move to autumn.”

The publication reports that no new release date has been set but note that Dutch exhibitor Carlo Lambregts told Dutch publication BN DeStem to expect a release in November.

The Mirror has reached out to Universal Pictures, MGM, and EON Productions for comment.

James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Paloma (Ana de Armas) continue to have No Time To Die

No Time To Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, will be the final film for Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond following his four previous entries in the franchise.

It will depict Bond coming out of retirement at the request of old CIA ally Felix Leiter ( Jeffrey Wright ) to help combat a dangerous new foe named Safin ( Rami Malek ).

Reunited with his old MI6 allies including M ( Ralph Fiennes ), Eve Moneypenny ( Naomie Harris ), and Q ( Ben Whishaw ), James must also face-off once more with SPECTRE villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld ( Christoph Waltz ) and see the most recent woman who broke his heart, Dr Madeleine Swann ( Lea Seydoux ).

Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time To Die
No Time To Die has already been delayed twice already since its original release date in April last year

Lashana Lynch as Nomi in No Time To Die
Lashana Lynch as Nomi in No Time To Die

Other new additions in the upcoming action film include Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch as new 00 agent Nomi and Craig’s Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas as Cuban CIA operative Paloma.

The film’s title song by American artist Billie Eilish stormed the charts last year.

No Time To Die was originally due for release in April last year but was the first major cinematic release to be delayed as the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

Bond villain Safin (Rami Malek) in NO TIME TO DIE
Bond villain Safin (Rami Malek) in NO TIME TO DIE

James Bond (Daniel Craig) in discussion with Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in NO TIME TO DIE
James Bond (Daniel Craig) in discussion with Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in NO TIME TO DIE

Despite being pushed back until November 2020, the film was delayed by its studio once again until April this year.

It remains to be seen just how much later the film will be delayed, but the studios seem committed to a theatrical release for this Bond film for now.

No Time To Die is currently scheduled to be released in the UK on April 2, 2021.

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