Upcoming James Bond Film ‘No Time to Die’ Will Release in 2021 After Recent Movie Delays

by Samantha Whidden

Following multiple filming and releasing delays, the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die is set to officially hit theaters on October 8th. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, MGM’s Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy confirmed that the James Bond film will be premiering on October 8th during their presentation at CinemaCon. Speaking about the premiere, De Lucas stated, “We know it’s been a long wait. Trust us, we felt it too. But the wait is nearly over.”

De Luca also said during the event that everyone on the James Bond production team can’t wait for the audience to see the “remarkable” way that actor Daniel Craig will close his famous international spy legacy with the film. “This man leaves it all on the field. [The film] is going blow your mind.”

According to its synopsis on IMDb, No Time to Die follows James Bond after he leaves active service at MI6. But his “peace” is short-lived when an old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, seeks his help. Bond will then take on a new mysterious villain who is armed with dangerous new technology. 

Starring alongside Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond film is Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, and Lashana Lynch. 

Daniel Craig Shares His Thoughts About Playing James Bond 

During a recent interview with South China Morning Post, Daniel Craig shared his thoughts about playing James Bond since 2006. “The role has changed my life and career in a thousand ways,” Craig declared. He also shared that the role has given him the power to do what he wants in the future for his acting career.

Craig then said he learned a lot from playing the iconic international spy as well. Prior to shooting his first Bond film Casino Royale, he told producers that he wanted to be involved in the production of the film. “I said to them, ‘You want me to go there and become James Bond. Which is a huge responsibility in terms of image and commitment. Therefore, I need to be involved in the production.’”

Craig also admitted he’s pretty cool with the controversy over James Bond’s character.

“I love the fact that Bond takes a lot of battering. And so he should. He’s a secret agent. He’s up to that. But it’s how he stands up to adversity. Where he’s one against many.”

The actor stated that he always had a plan in his head that he and the production team would destroy “the myth” of the previous Bonds.  “The original Bond was always in turmoil with himself. Always questioning. Maybe he got smoother as the books went on,” Craig goes on to add. “But going back to the beginning, it’s the way I approach my work.”