James Bond's much-delayed No Time To Die world premiere date finally confirmed – and Daniel Craig WILL be there

THE world premiere for James Bond's much-delayed No Time To Die will be taking place in London next month.

It has been confirmed that actor Daniel Craig will be in attendance, with the film marking his final outing as 007.


The premiere will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 September, with a message on the film's official Twitter account sharing the news.

Craig will be joined on the red carpet by producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

The premiere is just two days before No Time To Die's UK cinema release on 30 September.

The 25th Bond film is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2021 after it was set to be released in cinemas in 2020 before the pandemic saw it pushed back to April 2021, and then October 8.

Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, has been hugely delayed and has suffered serious setbacks since development began in 2016.

The 53-year-old actor will return for his last spin as the British spy and will be joined by Léa Seydoux, who returns as Madeleine Swann.

American actor Rami Malek was confirmed as the movie's villain, Safin, and Ana De Armas will take on the role of Paloma, a CIA agent who assists Bond on his mission.

The film is the most expensive Bond yet at £200million – and studio bosses will be keen to recoup that through box office sales.

It is far costlier than the two previous Bonds — 2015’s Spectre (£182million) and 2012’s Skyfall (£138million).

Besides the lavish locations and set-pieces, the film has been dogged by problems.

LONG TIME COMING

Director Danny Boyle quit over the script in 2018 and was replaced by American Cary Fukunaga.

Filming was delayed by four more months when star Craig hurt his ankle on the set.

An explosion at Pinewood Studios, Bucks, left a crew member injured.

Filming wrapped in October 2019 and by the end of December £199.5million had been spent.

James Bond chiefs faced agonising re-shoots of key scenes because the super spy’s technology quickly became out of date.

An insider said: “The details of the gadgets and things are all kept tightly under wraps, but everyone knows that James Bond always carries the latest kit with him.

“The problem is that some of those things were the very latest models back when they started filming.

“But by the time the movie comes out now it will look like Daniel Craig and all of the other cast members are carrying something that has been out for ages. That isn’t really the point of these deals."

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