No Time to Die, the latest installment of the legendary James Bond franchise, has shifted release dates once again. This marks the third time the film has been delayed, after originally being expected to come out in April 2020, then getting shifted to November 2020, then to a few months from now on April 2nd, and is now scheduled to hit theaters on October 8th of this year.
The 25th film featuring 007 is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and features the return of Daniel Craig as the iconic spy. Also returning from previous installments are Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, and Christoph Waltz as Bond’s famous foe Blofeld. Also featured in the film are Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas, and a title track written and sung by Billie Eilish.
No Time to Die is one of several films to be pushed back in the last day, with Sony and MGM announcing the delays of Cinderella, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Uncharted. This also comes in the midst of rumors that Disney may be pushing back Black Widow, the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the continuing theater closures proving to be a hindrance to business.
Read more about the latest No Time to Die delay at The Hollywood Reporter.