MGM and Universal announced that the new James Bond film No Time To Die will have its release date pushed back as a result of concerns about the impact of coronavirus scares on the film’s box office.
With theaters closed in many international markets, the producers made the decision to push back the film’s U.S. release to November 25 and the U.K. release to November 12, with other international release dates to be decided later. No Time To Die is the first major film to have its release pattern altered as a direct result of the coronavirus outbreak and its potential to stifle profits in major markets like Asia and Europe (which according to Deadline was the main reason for the postponed release.)
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 was originally scheduled for release in April, with a heavy promotional push in the last few months that will now likely be altered. The film stars Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik and Billy Magnussen.