New James Bond pushed back two months to April 2020: MGM delayed the release date of the untitled Bond 25 film from February 14 to April 8, 2020. As per the latest Hollywood news, It’s the second time when the film got delayed for Bond 25.
In 2017, MGM and Eon originally announced the film as it would release on November 8, 2019, but then moved that back to February 14, 2020, after Danny Boyle made his exit from the director’s place and was replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
The film will star Daniel Craig returning as Bond and Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw will reprise their roles from 2015’s ‘Spectre,’ directed by Sam Mendes.
The last two releases became the highest-grossing films in the series, with ‘Skyfall’ gathering $1.1 billion globally and ‘Spectre’ earned USD 880.7 million at the worldwide box office.
The shooting of Bond 25 will resume from March 4 with Craig in the lead for the fifth time.
Fukunaga, whose feature credits include ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Beasts of No Nation’, has become the first American director in the history of the franchise under MGM and EON.
The announcement about Bond 25 on Friday came a few minutes after Universal said it had shifted its dates of ‘Fast and Furious 9’ back six weeks from April 10 to May 22, 2020 — the start of the Memorial Day weekend.