The latest addition to the James Bond franchise has been delayed once more. No Time To Die was previously scheduled for release on April 2nd after being twice delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A new release date for the movie was shared on twitter by the franchise’s official account on Thursday, revealing the date has been pushed back to October 8, 2021.
The 25th film of the franchise and the last entry with Daniel Craig as the iconic character was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was pushed back to November before being changed once again to April 2021 in light of the pandemic.
To Stream or Not To Stream
In the midst of studios making radical decisions over movie releases during the pandemic, speculation was rife in 2020 about whether the Bond movie would explore the streaming option for its release.
Bloomberg previously reported that Netflix, Amazon and Apple had all been approached about the possibility of acquiring the movie to stream exclusively on their platforms.
However according to Deadline, none of the streaming services are willing to put up more than half of the purported 600 million dollars the studio is seeking.
No Time To Die follows Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying retirement in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help.
Leaving his seemingly happy life with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux), Bond returns to duty to face Safin (Rami Malek) who is armed with a new dangerous technology that could impact the world.
No Time To Die also stars Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as M, Ana De Armas (Knives Out) as Paloma and Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) as the current 007.
The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective).