Remember when Daniel Craig said he’d rather harm himself than do another James Bond film? He probably did not see himself stepping back into the role once again for No Time to Die, which has been delayed once again to 2 April 2021.
Appearing on The Jimmy Fallon show last night, Craig said the current COVID situation was “bigger than all of us”. No Time To Die was slated to release 9 April to 12 November 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns, but it is now officially pushed to next year April to better accommodate moviegoers’ comfort and safety.
“We just want people to go and see this movie in the right way, the safe way,” said Craig. “You know, cinemas all around the world are closed at the moment and we want to release the movie at the same time all around the world, this isn’t the right time.”
Cinemas around the world are slowly opening but moviegoers in the United States are still reluctant to head out and catch blockbusters. Cinemas in New York are still not allowed to open.
Hollywood’s lab rat, Tenet saw immense success overseas considering the situation but flopped in the United States, making less than $45 million. Other blockbusters that have chosen to premiere in the next year or two include Dune, Jurassic World: Dominion, The Batman, The Matrix 4 and Black Widow.
No Time to Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and stars Daniel Craig as James Bond. Joining Craig will be Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Léa Seydoux (Death Stranding), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall), Naomie Harris (Spectre), Ana de Armas (Knives Out) and Christoph Waltz (Alita: Battle Angel).