The Daniel Craig-led action flick was originally scheduled to hit theaters in the US on April 10, 2020, and then was pushed back to November 25, 2020. Now it won’t be released until April 2021, when it (hopefully) does. safely to return to the cinema.
Before the decision was made to move the film’s release to 2021, the possibility of a streaming release was reportedly raised.
Netflix and Apple are said to have considered buying the rights to their “No Time to Die” debut
Bloomberg says Netflix, Apple and other streaming services were interested in the acquisition No time to die to publish on their platforms. If a deal had been made it would have been a major victory for the respective streaming app claiming it, as the James Bond franchise is a cash cow and No time to die, being Craig’s last appearance in 007, is sure to make a big splash at the box office. Variety reports that the continuous sale would have been worth $ 600 million.
MGM, the studio to thank for No time to die, is still being released in theaters. The studio bluntly told Bloomberg that the film “is not for sale,” and in a statement to Variety, MGM said, “We don’t comment on rumors. The film is not for sale. The film’s release has been postponed until April 2021 in order to preserve the theatrical experience of moviegoers. “
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James Bond is just one of many franchise installments to get a delayed release
While many 2020 films have been moved to streaming debuts (Mulan, Doggy style, Antebellum, Soul), No time to die and other blockbusters (even those not due out until 2021) are set to hit theaters.
Dune was supposed to be released in October 2020, but it won’t hit theaters until October 1, 2021. Marvel’s Black Widow prequel was pushed back to May 2021. Matt Reeves’ The batman won’t release until March 4, 2022 and the DC Extended Universe Flash the solo film will not appear on screens until November 4, 2022. At the time of publication of this article, Wonder Woman 1984 is the only theatrical blockbuster remaining on the 2020 calendar. It could very well end up in streaming or be postponed until 2021.
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“No Time To Die” will hit theaters in April 2021
Fans of the 007 franchise will no doubt be happy to see the film on the big screen in April 2021, but the wait will be long. Theaters are slowly reopening in the US (and are still in the process of reopening overseas), so hopefully things will get back to “normal” next year.
There may not be time to die, but there is certainly time to wait.