No Time To Die And More Movies Face Fresh Delays
New release dates for Bond, Peter Rabbit 2, and more as Sony and Universal announce calendar changes
As the vaccination programme gets underway and we begin to get a better picture of when lockdown restrictions may be eased to allow cinemas to safely reopen, two of the industry’s biggest studios set new release dates for some of the biggest films of the year. It’s bad news for Bond fans as Universal announced another delay for No Time To Die. Having already been set back an entire year due to the pandemic, Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as 007 is now set to release in cinemas on October 8. There’s also a date change for revenge-thriller Nobody, which means Bob Odenkirk will be breaking bad in April instead of February. Freaky and A Promising Young Woman both remain unset with release dates to be confirmed, while Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho follows Bond and moves from April to what is becoming a very busy October. There’s also a slew of significant changes from Sony as the Peter Rabbit sequel gets set for summer, the live-action Cinderella starring Camila Cabello moves to July, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife to November. The release date reshuffle sadly sees two of the year’s most anticipated films fall from the calendar altogether as both Morbius and Uncharted are forced to find a new home in 2022.
As cinemas still sadly remain shut, these delays (and any more that may happen in the coming weeks) come as little surprise, but will be undoutedly disappointing to cinemalovers. But with an end to the pandemic still in sight, it's important to stay positive and at least be glad these massive movies are still set to come to the big screen. Hopefully it's not too much longer until we can all be back in the seats to experience the magic of cinema together again.