Twenty-fifth film in the James Bond franchise No Time to Die will be once again pushed back from its release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the third time in which the highly anticipated James Bond film was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fifth time that it was pushed back overall. No Time to Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and is intended to be the fifth and final time in which Daniel Craig portrays the iconic character. However, it has become unclear if the film will even be able to be shown in theaters if the studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer continues to push back the film from its release date.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, No Time to Die was originally scheduled to be released on April 10, 2020. But it became one of the first major films to be delayed and was instead pushed back to November 25. No Time to Die was delayed yet again to April 2 when the pandemic failed to slow down before being pushed back for another time to October 8.

Many fans of the James Bond franchise have been angered at this most recent delay, as the movie could simply be simultaneously released on a streaming service and in theaters like many other films have been doing. Fans have also pointed out that delaying the film more will only hurt movie theaters and lose money for the studios that produce the projects. This is especially critical for for No Time to Die, which is said to have a budget of $250 million, making it one of the most expensive films ever made.

James Bond fans and casual moviegoers will hopefully be able to see No Time to Die when it is finally released on October 8.

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