More time to wait.
It's been an agonizingly long wait for James Bond's 'No Time to Die' to release, but unfortunately, we're going to have to wait a little longer. Starring Daniel Craig, the latest entry in the James Bond spy film franchise was originally going to hit theaters in November 2019 before being delayed until April 2020.
It then became the first big blockbuster to suffer the wrath of the pandemic. With movie theaters closing around the world, the release was pushed back until November in the hope the virus would be under control by then. This wasn't the case, so the film was delayed again until April 2, 2021.
With many theaters still closed and major markets like the UK currently in lockdown, MGM and Universal Pictures have announced 'No Time to Die' is being delayed for a third time until October 7, 2021. While fans are calling for a release on streaming services, this will ensure the film gets a global theatrical release and give it the best chance of making as much money as possible.
We've been looking forward to 'No Time to Die' since the first action-packed trailer released in December 2019 showed Bond taking out baddies in an Aston Martin DB5 with machine guns mounted behind the headlights while doing donuts. This will form part of a pulse-pounding chase scene set in Matera, Italy, that opens the film, and it doesn't look like the DB5 will survive in one piece.
Several other Aston Martin models will also make an appearance in the film. Bond was seen behind the wheel of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage last seen in the 1987 film 'The Living Daylights' and the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will also see some action. Even the Aston Martin Valhalla hypercar will have a cameo role.
There will be plenty more auto action to enjoy too, as the Land Rover Defender will get to show off its off-roading chops while chasing Bond in a Toyota Land Cruiser. Time will tell if 'Fast & Furious 9,' which currently has a planned release on May 28, 2021, will also suffer another delay.