After the release of No Time to Die, a great deal will change in the world of James Bond films. At least one thing has not changed, which is a good thing.
Finally, the time has come: the James Bond sensation of the year 2020 will be released in theatres next Thursday. And, no, that is not a typographical error for the year. The premiere of the current film No Time to Die was scheduled for early 2020, but the event was postponed owing to the impending arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020. Due to the cancellation of the rematch scheduled for November 2020, the film will not be released until about a year and a half after it was originally scheduled.
Because of this, any news regarding the film itself is immediately considered old news: production was more or less completed by the beginning of 2020. No, there is fresh information about the planet following the release of No Time to Die. Because things have changed in the intervening period. Not the least of which is the fact that Amazon has acquired Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the company responsible for the James Bond movies.
For fans of the James Bond flicks, there was a certain amount of anxiety. For their Netflix competitor, Prime Video, Amazon was already well-known in the Netherlands, and the company is growing in popularity all of the time there. If you think about it logically, you can already sense the atmosphere: Amazon will use Prime as the distribution platform for several MGM films, including James Bond. On top of that, it’s possible that the term “cinema” will become extinct in the near future.
The James Bond films are here to stay.
Fortunately, Barbara Broccoli, the producer of virtually all James Bond films since the 1990s, is on hand to help. In an interview with Deadline, she stated, among other things, that the acquisition by Amazon did not put the Bond films in jeopardy. “James Bond will continue to be a theatrical film in the foreseeable future.” So don’t be concerned if you are a frequent consumer of popcorn and (excessively) pricey cola while lounging in a luxury lounger.
No Time to Die will be released in theatres starting next week, and it will star Daniel Craig in the title role. By the way, this is the final time. At the conclusion of this film, Craig will call it a day. It is yet unknown who will take over as his replacement.