It’s hard to believe, but No Time To Die has already been pushed back five times, and it’s first time intended release date is November 8, 2019. Director substitutions, shooting schedules and ultimately COVID-19 virus all had hands in pushing Daniel Craig’s big swan song into the largest delay gap we’ve ever seen since the first 007 movie License to Kill and Goldeneye, and it is surely frustrating. But at this point, delays are something that we’ve all grown accustomed to, so now it shouldn’t be about rushing into theaters, but picking the absolutely right time to get No Time To Die out into the world; which, in its current release window, doesn’t feel like a vision totally realized.
The disappointed fact is that, the unprecedented events of 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the world heavily, there’s no guarantee that the October 8, 2021 date for No Time To Die will stick. Any kind of normalcy is uncertain when it comes to the moviegoing process, and by this point, it’s abundantly clear that the powers that be will not release the next James Bond film into anything short of an ideal theatrical ecosystem. No Time To Die pushed back into 2022 helps set expectations for fans to be ready to come back to cinemas when the world is ready, and also aids in putting the film on a more assured way to success.