'No Time To Die': New James Bond Movie Release Postponed Worldwide Due To Coronavirus
MGM on Wednesday announced the postponement of No Time To Die's April 2020 release date. The studio is pushing back the "James Bond" movie until November 2020 due to ongoing global concerns about the coronavirus.
The official James Bond Twitter account broke the news on Wednesday morning. No Time To Die will not hit theatres this April. Instead, it will arrive in November 2020.
The decision comes amid worldwide concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
The official James Bond Twitter postpones No Time To Die release date
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 coronavirus impacts the film industry
No Time To Die had already postponed its earlier Chinese premiere date in mid-February.
Fears of the coronavirus spreading have impacted the global film exhibition industry. In some locations, such as China, movie theatres have closed to prevent the virus's spread.
People have also grown hesitant to gather in large groups in public places.
No Time To Die: Fans agree with release date postponement
For No Time To Die specifically, fans had mounted an online petition for MGM to postpone the release date.
The James Bond account's tweet references an assessment of the "global theatrical marketplace" as the reason for the delay. Instead of its mid-April premiere, No Time To Die will now arrive in the UK on November 12 and in the US on November 25.
In the meantime, "007" fans can focus on staying healthy and containing the outbreak. Many had expressed concern about missing the film on the big screen next month.