James Bond is a British institution in its own right, and fans of the films will finally get to grab the popcorn and enjoy a new Bond movie this year – and watch the curtain come down on Daniel Craig’s legacy as 007. The release of the film has been postponed multiple times, but those delays are finally over. Even better, it is on record that a new Bond book will be out in May 2022, which we have details about at the end of our post.
Recent data shows that the British public still has an affinity with Ian Fleming’s suave and sophisticated secret agent. A report by Party Online Casino uncovered that we are eagerly anticipating new Bond movies. And many of the glitz and glam of the casino and gambling scenes live long in the memory or are even considered the most iconic casino scenes in all of cinema. So, what was up with those delays and what comes next for 007? Find out here!
Why was No Time to Die delayed?
No Time to Die is the 25th film in the James Bond franchise and will be the last film starring Daniel Craig as Bond. The film has been delayed three times, but we now have an official release date with no chance of further pushbacks.
The making and release of “Bond 25” was continually pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic causing problems with safe filming. This is a familiar story with other eagerly anticipated releases, such as Peaky Blinders Season 6.
These problems have now been overcome. The movie will hit the cinemas on 30th September 2021 in the UK and one week later in the USA.
Grab two buckets of popcorn because the film is the longest Bond ever at a record 163 minutes. It’s also one of the most expensive, costing around $250 million to make. The storyline starts with James living a retired life in Jamaica before getting roped back into the secret service. There have been some calls for 007 to become more progressive after Craig’s era and consider a back female Bond for the future, which has somewhat been incorporated into this new film.
What’s after No Time to Die?
As alluded to earlier, there will be another James Bond instalment as early as 2022. This will be an iconic moment because its release will come on the 60th anniversary of the release of the infamous Dr No theatrical release.
The new book currently does not have a title but is estimated to hit the bookstore shelves in May 2022. The news was announced on what would have been Ian Fleming’s 113th birthday by Ian Fleming Productions. The book is being written by Anthony Horowitz, who has not given much away about the storyline but did say it would include an ageing Bond returning from Jamaica to confront an enemy from his past.