Daniel Craig is reportedly ‘planning a worldwide tour’ to promote his latest James Bond film No Time To Die after the release date was moved to September.
The 007 actor, 53, who will play the role of the secret agent for the last time, will attend film premieres in person when the film hits theaters, at a time when many stars have made such appearances through Zoom.
Daniel plans to ‘reach the world’ by starting his promotional tour in London, then going to Europe and traveling all the way to the US and the Far East.
Promo push: Daniel Craig is reportedly ‘planning a worldwide tour’ to promote his latest James Bond movie No Time To Die, after the release date was moved to September
According to The sun, said an industry source: “ The studios MGM and Universal want to give No Time To Die the biggest promo push with old-fashioned movie ticket sales.
Despite losses from two release delays, they think there are the ingredients to make this movie a billion dollar release – which is why it’s important to reach the world and put on a show.
“Daniel knows that and as long as safety precautions are taken and risks are avoided, he is on board.”
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Daniel Craig, Eon Productions and Universal for comment.
On tour: The actor, 53, who will play the role of James Bond for the last time, will personally attend film premieres in London, Europe, the US and the Far East when the film is released.
This is because the bookies’ chances of Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page to become the new James Bond were lowered after it was announced that he will not be returning for the second series of the hit show.
In January, the actor, 31, was the bookmaker’s favorite to beat 007, after hinting he could be a good contender to succeed Daniel Craig.
And now the odds have narrowed after Regé-Jean, who plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, announced that he will not be returning to season two.
Bookies have dropped their odds from 5/1 to just 7/2 as a result of the shocking news as it ‘boosted’ his chances of getting the part.
Shaken and stirred! This is because the bookies’ chances of Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page to become the new James Bond were lowered after it was announced that he was leaving the show.
James Bond’s latest entry No Time To Die has seen its scheduled premiere postponed multiple times due to the Covid pandemic, having originally released in April 2020.
However, it has been reported that the long-awaited blockbuster release date has been brought forward again – to September 30th.
Reports surfaced of the release date change after Tom Linay, the Content Business Director of marketing company Digital Cinema Media, tweeted the news.
The final entry in Daniel Craig’s franchise will still be released in the United States on October 8 as scheduled.
MailOnline contacted representatives of Eon at the time for comment.
Exciting: The blockbuster has pushed back its scheduled premiere several times due to the Covid pandemic, and is now scheduled for release on September 30 (Rami Malek pictured)
Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, No Time To Die has chosen to extend its release date rather than be released at a time when movie theaters are closed or forced to open with limited capacity.
In January, No Time To Die changed the release date from April 2 to early October, after being hit several times by the coronavirus pandemic.
The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was delayed until November before its release was changed again in April 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Finally! No Time To Die was set to release April 2 after originally scheduled for April 2020, but has faced multiple delays due to the Covid pandemic (Ana de Armas pictured)
The 25th film in the franchise, No Time To Die finds Bond after leaving active duty and enjoying a quiet life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, comes to ask the CIA for help.
Bond leaves his seemingly happy life with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) and returns to the field to face off against Safin (Rami Malek) armed with a new dangerous technology that could affect the world.
Producer Barbara Broccoli has already teased what fans can expect, saying the film will deliver a satisfying ending for Daniel’s Bond.
On the official James Bond podcast, she said: ‘It’s a culmination of everything his portrayal of the character has gone through and it connects all the storylines. It’s a pretty epic movie, I must say. ‘
End: The new release will be Daniel Craig’s last appearance as the spy after landing the role for 2006 Casino Royale. He has also starred in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Specter
After MGM pushed back the film’s release to April 2021 in October, MGM quashed rumors whether it planned to offer the film to streaming services for a $ 600 million one-year licensing deal.
We do not comment on rumors. The film is not for sale. The release of the film has been delayed to April 2021 to maintain the cinema experience for moviegoers, ” an MGM spokesperson said. Variety
Bloomberg had reported that Netflix, Amazon, and Apple had all been approached about the possibility of the film being offered for Premium VOD.
Disclaimer: After the film was pushed back to April 2021 in October, MGM quashed rumors that it was thinking of offering the film to streaming services for a $ 600 million one-year licensing deal
According to Deadline.comnone of the streaming services was willing to pay more than half the amount the studio was looking for.
Lead actor Craig defended the decision of the James Bond producers to postpone the premiere of the new film in October last year.
Craig said on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, ‘This thing is just bigger than all of us. We want to release the film all over the world at the same time and this is not the right time. So crossing fingers April 2 will be our date. ‘
The new release will be Craig’s last spy appearance after landing the role of Casino Royale from 2006. He has also starred in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Specter.
No! It was reported that no streaming service was willing to pay more than half the amount the studio was looking for.