Daniel Craig, the star of new Bond film No Time to Die, has weighed in on the movie’s latest delay.
007 fans got some bad news this week with the announcement that No Time to Die, the last film to see Daniel Craig as James Bond, has been delayed to April 2021 because of the pandemic.
With a lackluster global box office scene right now, the news isn’t perhaps surprising, especially as it doesn’t seem like things will be improving anytime soon. However, fans of the franchise will, of course, be disappointed.
Craig himself has weighed in on the delay and seems to be taking it all in stride while remaining hopeful for 2021. Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (via ComicBook.com), he said:
“This thing is just bigger than all of us. We want to release the movie at the same time all around the world and this isn’t the right time. So fingers crossed April 2nd is going to be our date.”
Craig also discussed his decision to return to the role one last time: “I’m so glad I came back and did the last one. The story, it just didn’t feel complete and I needed a break. Once I had and we started talking about storylines and things we could do I was like, ‘I’m in.'”
Hopefully, the movie landscape will look much more fruitful in 2021. We can only wait and see.
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.
No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).