James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ delayed release due to coronavirus
James Bond film No Time To Die pushed back its release for seven months due to coronavirus (nCoV). On November 12 the film will be released in United Kingdom while November 25 in worldwide cinemas.
The 25th installment of Bond series was supposed to hit the worldwide cinemas on April. According to production team the postponed happens after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace.
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
The delay was later announced after an open letter of the founders of two of the most popular fan sites – M16 Confidential and The James Bond Dossier. Whereas, the fan sites ask to postponed the film citing public health concerns.
Aside for the concerns over audience members, the letter said the ongoing coronavirus outbreak could seriously impact No Time To Die’s box office. Due to the outbreak, some of the countries such as Italy, China, Korea, and some Asian countries has closed their cinemas. The virus has already caused more than 3,000 deaths globally.
Meanwhile, No Time To Die is expected to be actor Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007. Craig had starred the four previous films of James Bond installment.
The last Bond film Spectre (2015) set a box office records for $880 million worldwide according to movie industry magazines.