• "No Time To Die" delayed once again due to the pandemic
  • The movie is now scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 8, 2021
  • It will be Daniel Craig’s final appearance as Bond in the franchise

The 25th movie in the James Bond franchise has hit another speed bump as MGM announced that it is delaying the release of "No Time To Die" once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film, which was scheduled to open in theaters on April 2, 2021, will now hit the big screen on Oct. 8, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The announcement comes after various reports claimed that the production giant might be forced to make the unfortunate decision of delaying the release date due to the closures of movie theaters in major markets across the globe.

This is not the first that "No Time To Die" faced a delay in its release. The film, starring Daniel Craig as the iconic spy, was the first movie to change its release date amid the global health crisis. In March 2020, the makers decided that it was virtually impossible to come out with the movie after seeing a rise in the coronavirus cases.

At the time, MGM, Universal, and the producers revealed that the film will be postponed until Nov. 20, 2020.

However, the highly-anticipated film failed to hit cinemas in November 2020 as the virus continued to wreak havoc across the globe.

In February 2020, the makers also scrapped all the plans promote the film in China due to the life-threatening disease because they were facing difficulties to get clearance for the premiere.

As a result, the movie was delayed again to April 2, 2021.

The upcoming film will see Bond enjoying his life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived when one of his friends from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be really hazardous when he meets a mysterious villain armed with a dangerous new technology.

Craig will be donning the iconic suit for the last time as he has already announced that the upcoming movie would be his last as Bond. The cast also includes Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, and Ana De Armas.

As far as pandemic is concerned, the world has witnessed over 98 million cases and 2 million deaths due to the deadly virus. On the other hand, more than 70 million people have recovered from the illness.

USA, India, Brazil, Russia, and the U.K. are some of the worst-affected nations as of late.

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