James Bond: No Time To Die release date
No time to die finally here: after days and months of delays, No Time To Die will finally open in UK cinemas tomorrow, Thursday 30th September 2021, As Bond fans prepare to flock to the big screen across the country for Daniel Craig’s 007 swansong.
The release comes after last night’s premiere, and Craig confirmed that he had no plans to return to the character with a future Sean Connery-style comeback-this really means a long-serving farewell to Bond.
And with a 2 hour 43 runtime the film really is an epic affair, full of all the action and gadgets you’d expect from a Bond film and with a real emotional edge as well – you can read our full No Time To Die review for a spoiler-free view.
Marking the end of Craig’s highly successful tenure as the famous Agent 00, the movie has always been likely to be an epic story – and its runtime of 2 hours and 43 more or less guarantees that, ensuring it becomes the longest-running Bond movie ever.
The Runtime and Craig’s exit are far from the only notable things about the movie, and newcomer Lashana Lynch has quipped that her character Nomi represents “one of the biggest leaps ever” for Bond.
“The franchise has taken very definite steps to reflect the world that we live in over the years and with this one, No Time To Die, they have taken I think one of the biggest leaps ever with Nomi,” she told RadioTimes.com exclusively.
“The fact that she was an idea on the page, or even just in the writing room, feels like quite a moment for a Black woman in this industry, to be able to feel confident that there are people who are pushing the needle forward when writing these scripts.”
No Time To Die release date
No Time To Die will finally be released in UK cinemas on September 30, 2021 – nearly 18 months after its originally scheduled release date.
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, the film was expected to hit cinemas on April 3, 2020 in the UK and April 8 in the US, but in March the film’s official account on Twitter posted the shocking news that No Time To Die would be delayed until November. 2020, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
Then it was postponed again until April 2, 2021, and then for a third time until October 8, 2021 – before landing on the current September 30 date.
No Time To Die finally wrapped, funny enough, on the day it was originally supposed to hit cinemas.
Although there been big enough delay to allow time for substantive adjustments to be made to the upcoming Bond movie, director Carrie Joji Fukunaga said in July that he has resisted the urge to “tweak” No Time To Die during the pandemic, telling Empire that he had “mentally finished the film” before its original spring release date.
Who Is in No Time to Die’s Cast?
Daniel Craig will (obviously) be the star of No Time to Die. This will be his last time playing the iconic debonair spy. Lashana Lynch will also be a lead character, appearing as Bond’s replacement at MI6.
Besides Craig and Lynch, the movie also stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes. It’s a star-studded cast with a ton of awards between them and they’ll be playing a mix of old and excitingly new characters.
No Time To Die
From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like No Time to Die will have all the usual ingredients for a Bond movie. There will be intrigue, intrigue and fast cars. There will also be some humor and a lot of heart.
Bond’s main emotional conflict will be the confrontation of Madeleine’s secrets. Bond has always been haunted by his past demons. Now he has to deal with it too.
The actual story of No Time to Die begins with Bond ally Felix Leiter approaching him to help locate a lost scientist. As the story progresses, this simple task turns out to be more complicated than Bond expected.
Enter Safin, a fanatical villain with a deadly plot and as yet unexplored ties to Madeleine. He may be seeking Bond but Savin’s real target is Madeleine, for reasons we’ll discover once the movie comes out.
Finally, you have a crazy villain with a penchant for theatrical show, a new MI6 agent with whom Bond must line up uncomfortably, a love interest with terrible secrets that might be the end of our beloved spy, and a gruesome scheme that threatens millions of lives. Basically, it’s another day in the James Bond office. Here’s the official synopsis from the movie’s website:
“In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”