James Bond film No Time To Die delayed again

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James Bond film No Time To Die has been delayed again as Hollywood grapples with the continued disruption caused by the pandemic.

Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 will now arrive on October 8, the official Bond Twitter account announced.

It had been set to be released in April this year following multiple pandemic-enforced delays.

No Time To Die is the latest major release to be pushed back as Hollywood studios scramble to protect their films from certain box office doom, with cinemas remaining closed in markets around the world.

Earlier this month Warner Bros announced it was delaying the release of Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark.

Other blockbusters affected by the pandemic include Jared Leto superhero film Morbius, sci-fi epic Dune and action sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

As well as Craig, 52, No Time To Die also stars Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a script co-written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

It will deliver a satisfying ending for Craig’s Bond, according to producer Barbara Broccoli.

Speaking on the official James Bond podcast, she said: “It’s a culmination of everything that his portrayal of the character has been through and it ties up all the storylines. It’s a pretty epic film, I have to say.”

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 CIA turns up asking for help.

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