Are you disappointed with the No Time to Die release date shift? With coronavirus still sweeping the globe and thousands of movie theatres shuttered again due to lockdowns, the film's next April 2021 release dates has now also been abandoned. "NO TIME TO DIE 8 October 2021", the film's official Twitter account announced tersely, at a quarter to one this morning, above a photograph of Daniel Craig with a frankly doubtful look on his face.
After being delayed a year from April 2020 to April 2021, MGM's blockbuster 007 installment No Time to Die has now been delayed once again due to the current pandemic's effect on theater attendance.
Bond's latest move sparked a flurry of other delays to major releases.
The association is calling on the government to provide "direct funding" to chains, which represent 80% of ticket sales.
"Both F9 and No Time to Die are reliant on worldwide grosses, particularly in Asia where action franchises are especially popular", the publication wrote.
The year's next big hopeful releases include more holdovers from 2020.
Last year, Warner Bros announced its 2021 titles - including sci-fi epic Dune and The Matrix 4 - would all adopt a similar dual release pattern, escalating tensions between Hollywood and U.S. movie theatres. Now, the film will only be available on Netflix from 29 January.
Or at least he's got a lot of time before he has no time to die.
"I really hope we come through this so people can go to the cinema. But of course we don't know, and there may be financial reasons or imperatives that [mean] they have to put it on a streaming system".
The Bond franchise is one of the movie world's most lucrative, with 2015's Spectre raking in $880 million USA at the box office worldwide, while Skyfall in 2012 grossed more than $1 billion United States globally.