No Time to Die has officially been delayed to April 2, 2021.
"We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year," reads a statement from MGM.
The 25th film in the Bond series was initially meant to release in November 2019, but was subsequently delayed until April 2, 2020, and then again to November 25, 2020. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent drop in theater attendance in the United States, it looks like No Time to Die is officially debuting on April 2, 2021.
No Time To Die was first delayed due to a director change (Danny Boyle was replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga). The movie was one of the first films to be pushed due to COVID-19, being just weeks away from debuting in cinemas at the time.
As we previously reported, No Time to Die's November release date was looking uncertain all the way back in July, so, while this is no surprise, it's certainly a disappointment for the domestic box office. Deadline reports that No Time to Die looks set to follow in the path of Spectre and Skyfall to make $1 billion worldwide, and as Daniel Craig's last go as Bond, MGM likely wants to give the film a proper showing.
With certain countries' COVID-19 infection rates now rising again, it seems like many of this year's promised blockbusters won't be projected onto movie screens until next year (fingers crossed we will somehow still get to see Wonder Woman 1984 and Dune this December in a safe, secure manner). To hold you over until Bond 25 does arrive, re-watch the new No Time to Die trailer over and over again.