Bond, ‘Dune’ and 30 other big ones headed your way

It may finally be time for “No Time to Die.” 

The latest James Bond adventure has been in Hollywood’s on-deck circle for a year and a half, waiting out the pandemic that just doesn’t want to go away. Billie Eilish’s theme song for the film, released way back in February. 2020, has already picked up a Grammy, and with any luck the film from which it comes will hold onto its planned Oct. 8 release and will finally hit screens. 

Luck is what Hollywood needs as it rolls into another uncertain fall season. A full slate of blockbusters and awards contenders are ready to go, so long as the light remains green, but it’s still volatile out there: as this list was going to print, “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jackass Forever” were both pulled from the fall release schedule, shuffled to dates in 2022, and there are rumors other big titles could follow.