No Time to Die, the 25th Bond film scheduled to be released next month (April) has officially been pushed back to the end of 2020 over concerns of the coronavirus.
Eon Productions, MGM and Universal collectively made the decision on Wednesday to push back the release of the 25th Bond film, No Time to Die from April 10th to November 25th over concerns of the coronavirus and its impact on the global theatrical marketplace.
No Time to Die when it finally gets released to theaters will be Daniel Craig‘s final appearance as 007. Before today’s announcement the publicity tour scheduled for China, Japan and South Korea had already been canceled. This of course is not the first movie to be affected by coronavirus, just last week, Paramount stopped production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film, which was scheduled to shoot in Italy for three weeks.
Now that a major film like “No Time to Die” has delayed it’s theatrical release will other movie studios follow suit with other films that are expected to be huge box office draws over concerns of losing money due to the coronavirus.
No Time to Die will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020. The November 25th date in the U.S. falls during the very prime Thanksgiving holiday weekend.