‘No Time To Die’ Release Date Moved To Fall In Wake Of Coronavirus Update

The release of the latest James Bond Movie, No Time to Die, starring Daniel Craig, has been officially postponed, producers announced on Wednesday, March 4.

“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’s official Twitter account tweeted. “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.”

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The No Time to Die announcement follows a massive online fan petition that urged the studio to push the premiere date as concerns over the coronavirus continue to spread.

Like many studios across film and television, MGM has been closely monitoring the situation with the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, in which new cases of which continue to be announced worldwide. The decision to postpone the No Time to Die release date was an economic decision in light of mass theater closures in China, Italy, France and other countries. The movie is the first Bond film in five years and the studio wanted to bring the release with the largest number of fans worldwide as possible.

No Time to Die was initially planned to hit U.K and select international theaters on April 2, followed by the U.S. release on April 10. The latest Bond film was directed by Cary Fukunaga, and stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes, and Christoph Waltz.

This sudden push marks the latest major impact on Hollywood’s spring and summer releases. Recently, Paramount canceled production of Mission: Impossible 7 in Italy, CBS canceled filing The Amazing Race, and Amazon recently pulled its presence from the SXSW Film Festival.

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