According to the latest change, the premiere of the new 007 film, No Time To Die, slipped from April this year to October 2021 due to the epidemic, which is not the first change of date – writes The Guardian.
It’s hard to keep track of how many times the screening of the 25th James Bond film has been postponed. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the premiere of other blockbusters also had to be postponed.
Slowly, we can officially state that the last James Bond film to be starring Daniel Craig is a film of procrastination. The start date of filming of filming itself was postponed to a later date, originally intended to be filmed in 2018, but only in 2019 could they start making the substance of the work. Also the premiere has been slipping ever since. At first, the film had to be postponed, (among other things) because Danny Boyle got up from the director’s chair prematurely (handing it over to Cary Fukunaga), and then the pandemic regularly dragged through the calculations of manufacturers and distributors.
The Wikipedia discusses the calvary of the debut in a separate paragraph. The first premiere date was set for November 2019, then postponed to February 2020, then to April 2020, then to November 2020, and finally to April 2021. And the new date would be the fall of 2021, but now it’s wiser to say we’ll believe it when we see it.
„While much of the “No Time to Die” gross is expected to be brought in abroad, stateside the title is a crown jewel of MGM’s slate and a lynchpin to its financial stability. Deadline reported that the studio screened the movie for streamers with an asking price of $600 million; none were willing to pay even half that.
Waiting to release the film theatrically — once audiences are ready to return — could prove to be a smart move for the studio, which is reportedly exploring selling itself and its enormous library” – writes IndieWire.
Along with the James Bond film, the screenings of other productions have been postponed: the premiere of The Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints Of Newark have been postponed. Also, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife premiere has been moved from June to November, and the new Cinderella film is coming in this summer.
Sources: hvg.hu, indiewire.com