The release date for Daniel Craig's final outing as 007 in 'No Time To Die' has been pushed back once again.
The announcement marks a fourth setback for 'No Time To Die', with fans impatiently awaiting the release.
The official Twitter account for the Bond franchise has confirmed the new release date as October 8, 2021.
'No Time To Die' was due to come out in November 2020, then April 2021, and previous to both dates, the original release was April 2020 - around the time COVID-19 began to gain ground across the globe.
The 25th film in the Bond franchise was due to pick up with Bond after leaving MI6. He is enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica when an old friend from the CIA turns up asking for help.
The film stars Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a script co-written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge while, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, and Naomie Harris all reprise their roles.
As the coronavirus continues to thrive, creators decided on an even later date in the hopes of being able to launch in cinemas across the globe.
NO TIME TO DIE 8 October 2021 pic.twitter.com/HZlNG5kz8t
— James Bond (@007) January 22, 2021
'No Time To Die', joins a plethora of other highly-anticipated releases that have been affected by the global pandemic.
Among the other Hollywood blockbuster delays is A Quiet Place II, which was due for release on September 6, 2020, and has been given a new date of April 23, 2021.
Black Widow was another film affected by the pandemic and was due for European release in May 2020. A new release date for the action film is provisionally May 7, 2021, on the basis that the pandemic has subsided and restrictions have lifted.
Many of the delays come as cinemas remain closed with many countries under lockdown, and so, film bosses are unable to make any money at the box office.
'No Time To Die' will now be released worldwide on October 8, 2021, but remains subject to changes.