James Bond Movie No Time To Die Pushed Until November For THIS Reason
No Time To Die: Daniel Craig starrer delayed due to novel coronavirus outbreak
The 25th installment of James Bonds ‘No Time to Die’ is one of the most awaited films of the year. The movie also marks Daniel Craig’s last outing as agent 007. The release of the years most anticipated film that is distributed internationally by Universal Pictures, is being postponed for seven months. The reason for the postponement from the start of April until November is due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
As reported by Hollywood Reporter, MGM had already canceled publicity tours and other events for No Time to Die as the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, began to take hold. MGM, alongside Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, said the decision to postpone the release altogether came “after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace.”
Check out the tweet shared by the makers here,
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. pic.twitter.com/a9h1RP5OKd
— James Bond (@007) March 4, 2020
‘No Time to Die’ becomes the first major Hollywood flick to be pushed back as countries and scientists work to slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus.
The 25th Bond film co-stars Oscar winner Rami Malek as “a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology”.
The 25th installment of the James Bond franchise was originally scheduled to premiere in April after a world premiere in London on March 31. The film will now come to theaters on November 12th in the UK and on the 25th in the United States.