James Bond now has plenty of time to die. MGM has announced that No Time To Die, originally slated for April, will now release in November.
The official Twitter account for the film confirmed the news in their latest tweet, revealing they had the “global theatrical marketplace” in mind. The upcoming movie will hit theaters in the U.S. on November 25th, while the U.K. receives the film on the 12th of that month.
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 is likely a result of the growing concerns over the coronavirus, which has already affected the film industry throughout the world. With China, one of the biggest box offices internationally, and several other countries closing theaters, it’s been detrimental to many recent movie releases.
No Time To Die is likely only the first major release that will move release dates. While it is unclear if upcoming films such as Mulan will be delayed, the virus outbreak as surely made studios weary of dropping international tentpoles in the coming months.
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No Time to Die will be in theaters November 25, 2020.
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