Hello to all the bond fans out there! I know you all must have been so excited for Daniel Craig’s final bond movie No Time To Die which was scheduled to release on April 10 but due to the corona pandemic was moved to November 25, 2020, right around Thanksgiving! Now, MGM again moving the film from November 25, 2020, to November 20, 2020 appears almost capricious.
Who is the director of No Time To Die?
Being the 25th instalment of the classic Bond series, we can definitely expect girls, gadgets and insane villains, though there were some rumours about major twists following the hiring of Danny Boyle. Cary Joji Fukunaga was announced as the latest Bond director in September 2018, following the departure of Danny Boyle. Cary will be directing the script penned by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Pheobe Waller-Bridge.
This has to be the longest we’ve had to wait between two 007 flicks, Spectre being released in 2015. The latest bond film has been delayed due to many reasons and not just the pandemic. From changing the director to uncertainty about who plays bond, this has been a roller- coaster ride.
Moving of the release date on Thanksgiving weekend was a surprise in itself since most big action flicks release a week before any major holiday. At least that’s what the trend was from the 2000s. No Time To Die could have the next major holiday blockbuster but alas! The makers moved the dates again. They probably wanted that slot initially but waited until Warner Bros announced the dates for Godzilla Vs. Kong (November 21, 2021).
What’s the competition?
Other competitive films releasing around the same time include Pixar’s Soul and Marvel’s Black Widow. The Craig-starrer movie will have to prove it in the international markets to be successful and make profits. Being the last “Craig-bond film” I’m sure it will be the box office hit we all expect it to be. Nevertheless, the excitement for bond movies doesn’t get diminished in any way. In recent years we have seen the action in bond movies’ to have been more grounded.
Insights from the No Time To Die Trailer
The first trailer for No Time To Die was released in early December 2019. In his last film, Bond has left active service and is enjoying his life until a friend from the CIA approaches him for help. And like all bond movies, this mission too proves treacherous and we get to see some breathtaking locations.
The action scenes are like a shot of pure adrenaline straight to the veins. The trailer offered a good look at both the new agent 007 played by Lashana Lynch as well as the villain played by famous Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek.