The release of the next James Bond film has been delayed for a third time because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“No Time to Die” had already been pushed back twice, and will now debut globally on October 8, an announcement on the film’s website said. It had originally been due to hit screens in April 2020.
The film is the 25th instalment in the Bond franchise, and marks Daniel Craig’s final appearance as British secret service agent 007. It also features Rami Malek. The delay will come as a further blow to cinemas that have been forced to shut for months at a time because of lockdowns.
Cineworld said in October, when “No Time To Die” was pushed back for the second time, that delays to big budget releases meant the industry was “unviable.”
Bond’s latest move sparked a flurry of other delays to major releases. Sony has pushed back Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Jared Leto’s Morbius, Tom Holland’s Uncharted, and Cinderella, which will star singer Camila Cabello.