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News movies & tv series 13 January 2021, 14:01

author: Karol Laska

Bond Delayed Once Again; New Year, Same Cinematic Crisis

We didn't have to wait long to see premieres of more blockbusters pushed back. Among other titles, Cary Fukunaga's No Time to Die can be expected much later.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • The new Bond will not premiere before fall and Marvel's Morbius will not be released until October 8;
  • Nevertheless, a couple of important winter premieres like Cinderella or The King's Man have not been delayed.

Most of us were looking at 2021 with optimism, because it simply can't get any worse than the last several months. However, the first two weeks of January were enough to convince at least the movie industry that we are still living in the same pandemic reality. We area talking, of course, about consecutive delays of cinema premieres that were supposed to appear in multiplexes in the coming months.

The most painful one seems to be another (third already) delay of the global premiere of No Time to Die, the last film with Daniel Craig as agent 007. The film was supposed to come out in April 2020, but we won't see it until the fall. The exact date is unknown - the creators would like the global situation to calm down. Interestingly, MGM wanted to sell the film's digital distribution rights for $600 million, but none of the streaming platforms dared put up that much money (via Deadline).

Variety reports on another major blockbuster that we'll be seeing a little later. We're talking about Morbius , Marvel superhero movie from Sony starring Jared Leto. The work was supposed to debut in 2 months, on March 19, but it will not appear until the fall, on October 8.

What do these delays tell us? First of all, they suggest that the situation in cinemas will not stabilize at least until the summer, and the current winter and spring still do not seem to be tempting dates for Hollywood producers. We are waiting for the next moves by distributors, as Cinderella scheduled for February 5 or The King's Man on March 12 , have not been officially moved to later parts of the year yet.

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