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James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ delayed until Easter 2021

The film originally was pushed until Nov. 20, 2020, but recent COVID-19 spikes around the world pushed it back even later

Daniel Craig portrays James Bond in a scene from “Skyfall.”
Daniel Craig portrays James Bond in a scene from “Skyfall.”
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“No Time to Die” will not hit theaters until Easter weekend in 2021 — almost an entire year after the film’s original release date.

The James Bond flick originally was pushed until Nov. 20, 2020. But recent COVID-19 spikes around the world pushed it back until April 2021, according to Deadline.

  • “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,” MGM said in a statement.

The film was originally set to be released on April 10, 2020, but MGM pushed the film back to November back in March, as I wrote for Deseret.com.

  • The studio released a statement at the time: “MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of ‘No Time to Die’ will be postponed until November 2020. The film will be released in the U.K. on Nov. 12, 2020, with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on Nov. 25, 2020.”

James Bond fans asked the studio to delay the release because of the COVID-19 outbreak that was happening overseas. Experts told the BBC News that the coronavirus would peak in the spring. Fans filed a petition thereafter.

“No Time to Die” joins other major films — like “Black Widow” and “Wonder Woman 1984” — that have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.