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Entertainment James Bond movie 'No Time to Die' delayed again amid pandemic

05:50  22 january  2021
05:50  22 january  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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The release of the new James Bond film has been delayed again . The premiere of No Time To Die . had already been moved from April to November because of the pandemic . "We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year."

“ No Time to Die ,” the 25th canonical entry in the Bond franchise, marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance as the debonair secret agent, and the film’s release had been highly anticipated. It is the first Bond film since “Spectre,” which grossed more than 0 million worldwide when it was released

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The global release of the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" was postponed to October from April, its producers said on Thursday, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Daniel Craig wearing a suit and tie: Shoppers walk past an advertisement for the upcoming James Bond film © Reuters/MARK MAKELA Shoppers walk past an advertisement for the upcoming James Bond film "NO TIME TO DIE" whose release has been delayed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the Christiana Mall in Newark

The movie's new debut date is Oct. 8, according to an announcement on the James Bond website and Twitter feed.

"No Time to Die," from MGM and Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures, had originally been set to hit the big screen in April 2020 before moving to November 2020 and then April 2021.

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  How to watch the James Bond movies in order Catch up before No Time to DieThankfully, we've compiled a list to ease all of your worries. Below, we've got all 24 current James Bond movies in order of release, should you want to start from Dr. No and work your way through the series. Then, we break things down by Bond actor: Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig all feature at the swaggering 00-agent, should you want to cherrypick their finest globetrotting, world-saving adventures. Then, there's a last look at the Bond movies that aren't canon for all the completionists out there. For Your Eyes Only, of course.

The release of the next James Bond movie No Time to Die has been delayed yet again . The film – Daniel Craig's final outing as Bond – was planning to arrive in cinemas on April 2, 2021, but has now been Last March, it was the first major movie to postpone its release date amid the pandemic .

James Bond ’s “ No Time To Die ” film has been delayed again — and won’t be released until April 2021. However, in March this year, a movie source said: “I don’t think Daniel is finished with James Bond , despite his previous claims. He was in this same position after Spectre came out, where he

The film, which cost an estimated $200 million to produce, marks actor Daniel Craig's last outing as agent 007.

Cinema owners were hoping "No Time to Die" would kick off a rebound in moviegoing. The pandemic devastated the film business in 2020, and ticket sales in the United States and Canada sunk 80%. That hurt independent theaters and big chains including AMC Entertainment, Cineworld Plc and Cinemark Holdings Inc.

With the virus still rampant in many areas, including in the key Los Angeles market, Hollywood studios appear reluctant to send their biggest films to theaters. Many cinemas are closed, and ones that are open enforce strict attendance limits to allow for social distancing.

The Bond franchise is one of the movie world's most lucrative, with 2015's "Spectre" raking in $880 million at the box office worldwide, while "Skyfall" in 2012 grossed more than $1 billion globally.

The next closely watched movie is "Black Widow" from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios, currently scheduled to debut in theaters on May 7.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; editing by Richard Pullin)

Ralph Fiennes wants to keep playing M after 'No Time to Die' .
Watch: Trailer for No Time to Die Ralph Fiennes is not keen to relinquish the keys to M’s swanky office after No Time to Die and would love to serve as the boss to Daniel Craig’s replacement. The 58-year-old star told Total Film he’d be keen to reprise the role again when the new James Bond is chosen. Read more: Actors who could play the next James Bond Fiennes first played MI6 official Mallory in the 2012 film Skyfall and took over the role of M when Judi Dench’s character was killed at the climax of the film.

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