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James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ has been delayed over coronavirus

The new James Bond film won’t be released as early as expected

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ in Berlin, Germany. The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back several months because of global concerns about coronavirus.
This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ in Berlin, Germany. The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back several months because of global concerns about coronavirus. MGM, Universal and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced on Twitter Wednesday that the film would be pushed back from its April release to November 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)
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“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.”

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.