Daniel Craig’s final mission as 007 is going to have to wait just a little bit longer. No Time to Die was the next big theatrical release on the horizon (Nov. 20th to be exact), but with theatres still shutdown in New York and L.A. and COVID numbers now spiking in the U.K. and other parts of Europe again, there was too much uncertainty to risk releasing a global blockbuster right now. Instead, the next Bond film has been officially pushed to April of next year. Here is the official statement:
“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2 April 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.”
As it turns out. the next Fast & Furious movie F9 was scheduled for April 2nd as well, but rather than go head to head, Universal has opted to push that movie to the Memorial Day weekend on May 28th, 2021. Pixar’s Soul is somehow still dated for Nov. 20th of this year but it seems more and more likely that Disney will move it or just release it straight to Disney+. At this point, we’ll be lucky to see any other major blockbusters at all this year although Dune and Wonder Woman 1984 are still holding out hope for December. Something tells me that is slowly becoming a pipe dream.