James Bond film No Time To Die’s release is ‘set to be delayed AGAIN’ after Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 was pushed back multiple times amid the COVID-19 crisis
No Time To Die’s release date is reportedly set to be delayed again, according to reports on Tuesday.
Deadline also reported that promotional partners have already been informed that Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 is poised to change release dates.
Changes: James Bond film No Time To Die’s release is ‘set to be delayed again’ amid the COVID-19 crisis according to reports on Tuesday (pictured Daniel Craig)
Despite the claims from Lambregts, the publication suggested that while a delay is to be expected a new release date has not been set in stone yet.
Deadline added that while a specific date has yet to be decided, they did report it would be moved to a new date in autumn.
The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was pushed back to November before the release was changed once again to April 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
MailOnline has contacted EON Productions for comment.
Delays: BN DeStem claimed the film will be delayed to November, while Deadline reported promotional partners have already been informed the film is poised to change release dates
No Time To Die is the 25th film in the franchise, and finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help.
Leaving his seemingly happy life with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux), Bond returns to the field to face Safin (Rami Malek) who is armed with a new dangerous technology that could impact the world.
After pushing the film’s release back to April 2021 in October, MGM quashed rumours about whether it was thinking of offering the film to streaming services for a $600 million one-year licensing deal.
Not coming soon: MGM quashed rumours in October last year about whether it was thinking of offering the film to streaming services for a $600 million one-year licensing deal
‘We do not comment on rumors. The film is not for sale. The film’s release has been postponed until April 2021 in order to preserve the theatrical experience for moviegoers,’ an MGM spokesperson told Variety.
Bloomberg had reported that Netflix, Amazon and Apple had all been approached about the possibility of the movie being offered up for Premium VOD.
However, according to Deadline.com, none of the streaming services were willing to put up more than half the amount the studio was seeking.
Holding out: The film was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was pushed back to November before the release was changed to April 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis