“No Time to Die” — the latest James Bond film with Daniel Craig — won’t be released until later this year due to fears over the coronavirus, Entertainment Weekly reports.
What’s going on?
The “No Time to Die” official Twitter account released a statement that announced the film won’t be sent to theaters until Nov. 12 in the United Kingdom and Nov. 25 in the U.S.
- The statement read: “MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of ‘No Time to Die’ will be postponed until November 2020. The film will be released in the U.K. on Nov. 12, 2020, with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on Nov. 25, 2020.”
The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020.— James Bond (@007) March 4, 2020
Why this happened
- BBC News reports that James Bond fans asked for the studio to delay the release because of the coronavirus outbreak. Experts told the BBC News that the coronavirus would peak in the springtime, which instantly raised concerns from fans, who filed a petition.
The original release date
- “No Time to Die” is the 25th film in the James Bond franchise. The original release date was scheduled for April 10.