The release of the new James Bond film, No Time To Die has been put back by seven months due to coronavirus outbreak. The producers revealed they have postponed the release ‘after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace’.
Previously scheduled to premiere in April, the film will now come to theaters on November 12th in the UK and on the 25th in the United States with worldwide release dates to follow.
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 announcement comes after the fan sites of 007 called onto the studio and requested them to delay the release date. In an open letter, writers for the MI6-HQ website — the biggest Bond fan blog and behind several books on the film, including the official MI6 Confidential magazine — said that the companies should “put public health above marketing release schedules.”
Over 90,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed globally, with over 3,000 deaths resulting from the disease.