The new installment of the saga, whose original premiere was scheduled for April 2 of this year, was once again postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
No time to die, the new film in the James Bond franchise, will postpone its premiere again, this time by April 2, 2021, a year later than originally planned, due to the coronavirus pandemic that had already forced its launch to be rescheduled for the end of this year.
The decision to move the premiere to 2021 leaves theaters without any blockbuster for the remainder of the year, after Disney decided to also book for next year Black widow and the new version of West Side Story, shot by Steven Spielberg.
“We understand that the delay will be disappointing for our fans but now we hope to share No time to die next year “, they explained from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios about the decision, taken with the aim of being screened in theaters.
In March, when the coronavirus pandemic broke out, the founders of two of the most popular fan clubs in James Bond published an open letter to the film’s producers asking for the release of the film starring Daniel Craig to be delayed.
“It is time to put public health ahead of the agendas,” said that letter. Thus, the cancellation of No time to die began a chain of postponements that completely 2020 cinephile activity paralyzed, while the industry tries to recover some of the ground – and the money – lost, taking some of its realizations to different television signals.
The result, of course, is far from being the one originally planned when it came to raising the budgets for the production and filming of each title.
The only high-budget film to hit theaters this summer is Tenetby Christopher Nolan, with an irregular release that barely managed to cover costs ($ 207 million) after several weeks at the box office.
Instead, Disney threw in the towel and threw Mulan for its “streaming” platform in exchange for a price that started at US $ 30 – and varied according to countries – but which would not have convinced because it will not repeat the model with other productions.
In fact, the world’s most famous mouse-eared company fell back on the initial strategy that you put into practice with Mulán, and announced that now it will not be necessary to be a subscriber to its platform to access the film, which still does not raise its head in the collection.
It remains to be seen what will happen to Soul, the long-awaited Pixar animated film that remains on the calendar for November 20, as well as with Wonder Woman 1984 and the new Dune, set for a completely uncertain month of December.
Although No time to die will continue in cat flap until April next year, this past Thursday the video clip of No Time to Die, the central theme of the film, composed of Hans Zimmer and played by a Billie Eilish who continues to reap achievements in this 2020 to be forgotten.