All Bad Choices for James Bond: Should ‘No Time to Die’ Stick to October Release?

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All Bad Choices for James Bond: Should ‘No Time to Die’ Stick to October Release?

Add Newsletter James Bond has survived some pretty tight scrapes over the years. He’s been thrown out of an airplane without a parachute. Shoved in a swimming pool full of sharks. Had a laser beam aimed at his groin. But in the six decades since 007 first appeared on screen, he’s never fallen into a more treacherous or diabolical trap: Next month, he’ll be venturing into movie theaters in the middle of a pandemic. Even Blofeld is biting his nails. MGM’s “No Time to Die,” the 25th official Bond film, is, as of this writing, still sticking to its Oct. 8 release date in the U.S., even as other studio tentpoles — like Paramount’s “Top Gun” sequel — scurry for the presumed safety of 2022. The film, twice postponed because of COVID-19, had suffered a series of setbacks during production from Danny Boyle exiting the director’s chair over creative differences to Daniel Craig’s injury on the set requiring ankle surgery. After all that, it’s understandable that MGM and especially the Bond franchise’s producers, Barbara Broccoli and her half-brother Michael G. Wilson, would be chomping at the bit to finally get the picture onto screens. Still, a month out from its...

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