No Time to Die? More like Die Another Day. When the 25th James Bond film, and Daniel Craig’s exit from the role of 007, was moved from its March 20202 date to November, that was supposed to be the end of it. Then, it was shifted yet again to this April, in hopes the coronavirus would be under control and theaters in the process of reopening. Well, no amount of bullets or fancy cars could stop the continued spread of COVID, and as expected, the film is moving to the latter part of 2021.
Add No Time to Die to the list of blockbuster films vacating their early 2021 dates. MGM has confirmed its move from April 2nd all the way to October 8th.
This is particularly bad for theater owners, who are already dealing with the first few months of the year being completely absent of tentpole films that will bring in audiences. With Sony’s Morbius already shifted to October, and the possibility of a similar fate for Black Widow and F9, it’s going to be another rough patch to deal with. No Time to Die‘s move all but assures that other studio will follow suit.
NO TIME TO DIE 8 October 2021 pic.twitter.com/HZlNG5kz8t
— James Bond (@007) January 22, 2021