Given that No Time to Die's move from April to November 2020 precipitated a whole wave of movie postponements past year, we should probably prepare ourselves for a whole bunch more summer 2021 movies to get bumped back in the weeks ahead.
And an extensive chief pursuit in the long run brought Cary Joji Fukunaga on board to rudder No Time To Die. The wait to see 007 back in action for what may be his final mission, has been extended until October 2021.
At present Hollywood films are facing numerous delays and this shift of the latest James Bond film is likely to spark another wave of big-budget, star cast films that failed to release on the given date.
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The first reschedule was to November 2020 before it was moved again to April 2021, which it has now vacated. Some more films have also been delayed by Sony including Peter Rabbit 2, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Cinderella.
Interestingly, MGM considered offers for No Time To Die to move to streaming, although none of the services were willing to put up the $600-850 million the studio was hoping for, with the top offer being $400 million.
No Time To Die finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the Central Intelligence Agency turns up asking for help.
A Quiet Place Part II, also originally due for release in April 2020, now has a release date of April 22, 2021. Newcomers to the franchise will include Academy Award-winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Golden Globe-nominee Ana de Armas (Knives Out), Billy Magnussen (Game Night), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Dali Benssalah (Flash) and David Dencik (Quicksand). It is expected to be actor Craig's last outing as 007, after starring in four previous films.