James Bond will return, but not until October 2021. After speculation No Time To Die would move from its last delayed April release date, it’s today been confirmed that it will open October 8th 2021.
MGM are desperate to not lose their investment within the picture and recently shelved talks to sell to Apple TV. After trying to force Universal Pictures with a November release, (a wise move by Universal considering the European lockdowns) they have now changed tact till fall 2021.
The fifth film in the Daniel Craig saga as the spy is expected to reach revenues over $1 billion worldwide. With less than three months to spare before the previous April release and Cinemas across the world shut down due to COVID-19 – it was a risk MGM couldn’t afford to take.
No Time To Die officially delayed until October
The studio itself is rumoured to be up for sale this month with investors eyeing up the huge MGM back catalogue. The film has now been pushed back 3 times in the space of 12 months after initially expecting to release in March 2020.
This is a significant blow to Cinemas outside North America where the franchise usually makes its biggest box office gross. But with countries across major markets like the UK, France and Germany remaining closed for most likely Spring, it makes much more financial sense to delay the film’s release further.
However, with recent speculation that Black Widow from Walt Disney and Marvel Studios will be moved from its May release date should Cinemas reopen at the end of Spring…
Just what film will they play to entice people back to the cinema? What are your thoughts about this delay? Should the film have released on streaming? Are you upset? Let us know in the comments below.
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