James Bond film No Time To Die has been delayed again as Hollywood grapples with the continued disruption caused by the pandemic.
Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 will now arrive on October 8, the official Bond Twitter account announced.
It had been set to be released in April this year following multiple pandemic-enforced delays.
No Time To Die is the latest major release to be pushed back as Hollywood studios scramble to protect their films from certain box office doom, with cinemas remaining closed in markets around the world.
Earlier this month, Warner Bros announced it was delaying the release of Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.
Other blockbusters affected by the pandemic include Jared Leto superhero film Morbius, sci-fi epic Dune and action sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
No Time To Die was the first major film to fall victim to the pandemic when its April 2020 release was pushed to November as the virus swept around the world.
In October last year it was delayed to April when it became clear COVID-19 was still rampant and cinemas would not be widely reopening.
As well as Craig, No Time To Die also stars Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas, and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a script co-written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
It will deliver a satisfying ending for Craig’s Bond, according to producer Barbara Broccoli.