Bond #25 had previously announced it’s Chinese Premiere date being delayed but now slates world wide get the push as the latest epidemic COVID-19 aka Corona Virus is spreading unpredictability in dozens of countries and killing thousands.
Affecting even the film industry, No Time To Die release date is now 8 months later than originally scheduled.
“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.”
MGM, Univeral and Eon told Deadline in a joint statement:
“The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on November 25, 2020.”
The decision for a further release date is more to manage financials. Precautions against the virus has led to a number of theaters across the globe canceling showtimes and even closing completely to prevent the spread of what is a contagious respiratory disease- China alone shutting down over 50k theaters this soon in the year. Analysts predict the COVID-19 outbreak could take a $5 billion toll on the worldwide box office.
No Time To Die will be in US theaters Nov 25, 2020. Watch the films most recent feature clip that shows behind-the-scenes looks at director Cary Joji Fukunaga‘s co-written and directed film as he says “We aimed to do something extraordinary with this one.”