No Time To Die has been delayed for a third time. According to a report from Deadline, the film has been pushed back to April 2021. The 25th film in the spy saga was initially due for release in November 2019. This was later scrapped and the movie was scheduled for April 2, 2020, before being pushed back again for a November 25 release date. This is all a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, in a statement from MGM, it has been confirmed that Daniel Craig’s final Bond film will not see the light of day until next year. The statement from MGM reads: “We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year,”
In September, a final trailer for No Time To Die was released. The description for the preview promises a “mission that changes everything”, as Daniel Craig comes head to head with not one, but two major villains, most notably the antagonist from Spectre, Christoph Waltz’s Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The second is Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek as the chilling Safin, a big bad who appears to share a mysterious connection to Bond’s love interest, Madeleine Swann, (Léa Seydoux). Malek’s intentions remain somewhat unclear, despite revenge being an indication.
The film is being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for writing 2017’s IT Chapter One, and his directorial work for HBO’S anthology series True Detective.
No Time To Die sees the return of recurring cast members Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes’ M, and Ben Whishaw’s Q. It’ll further star Ana De Armas, Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), and Lashana Lynch as Nomi, a brand-new 00 agent.
Earlier today, a music video for No Time To Die, the film’s opening theme from Billie Eilish, was released, and can be seen below: