The release dates of many hotly anticipated films have been pushed back during Coronavirus cinema shutdowns. Here’s what to expect – and how to prepare for a glorious return to the multiplex.

An early Coronavirus casualty, memes quickly circulated featuring James Bond, sans face-mask, and the immortal line: No Time to Die. For many cinephiles, this was the first signal of impending doom. Officially retired from active service, Bond’s peace is short lived when an old CIA friend (Jeffrey Wright) asks for help.

With a script co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), expect 007’s 25th outing to be wittier than the rest as Daniel Craig reprises the role for his fifth and final time. When STACK recently talked to Craig for his film Knives Out, he revealed he first suggested his pal Waller-Bridge when the earlier script was struggling.

Featuring Craig’s Knives Out co-star, Ana de Armas, No Time to Die was shot in exotic locales including Jamaica, Norway, Italy and the UK. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Wishaw reprise their roles as M, Moneypenny and Q, respectively, while Lea Seydoux returns as Dr Madeleine Swann, Bond’s love interest. And fresh from his Bohemian Rhapsody triumph, Rami Malek plays Bond’s latest villain, Safin, armed with dangerous toys.

New release date: November 2020

CAN’T WAIT?
Get up to speed bingeing on Daniel Craig’s prior Bond outings – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. Better still, pour yourself a martini – shaken not stirred of course.

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