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"No Time To Die" is the latest blockbuster pushed to 2021

Writer: Naseem Randhawa

Bond really has "No Time To Die" during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Bond really has "No Time To Die" during this Covid-19 pandemic.

3 Oct – Not taking chances this pandemic, James Bond stays true to its title, "No Time To Die", and will now be delayed by a whole year.

The release of the 25th Bond film was originally set for April 2020 before eventually moved to 12 November 2020.

A statement on the film's website says the new release date will now be 2 April 2021 "in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience".

"We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year." It added.

Experts predict that actor Daniel Craig's final Bond film stands to make about USD1 billion at the worldwide box office. That figure would definitely not be achieved with the current theatre closures in the US and worldwide cinema SOPs that are limiting the number of its audience per screen.

Of course not only Bond, other anticipated big films of this year like "Black Widow", "Fast and Furious 9" and more have also been pushed to next year.

Now it remains to be seen if "Wonder Woman 1984" and "Dune" will still stick to its December release dates this year.

Meanwhile, let's enjoy the new Bond theme by singer Billie Eilish, "No Time To Die".

Cinema Online, 03 October 2020

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