No Time To Die Postponed To April 2021
See you in 2021, Double-O-Seven!
No Time to Die, the latest James Bond installment, has been pushed back to April 2021, exactly a year after its original release date.
In March, No Time to Die was the first blockbuster to delay its April release date over concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak around the world — just a few days before WHO classified the situation as a pandemic. After its first delay, the movie was set to premiere in the UK on Nov 12 and in North America on Nov 20.
But uncertainty with the COVID-19 crisis — rising cases in Europe, the closure of theatres in New York and Los Angeles, the two biggest US markets — has forced the producers to move the date again.
In a statement posted on Instagram on Friday (Oct 2), the filmmakers said, “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 2021 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.”
No Time to Die's delay has also led to Universal Pictures moving back Fast & Furious 9 by a month, from April to May 2021. Universal is the Bond flick's international distributor.
In Singapore, No Time to Die and Fast & Furious 9 were slated to open on Nov 12, 2020 and Apr 1, 2021, respectively. New release dates to be announced shortly.