James Bond’s next adventure won’t be arriving in theaters in April as originally planned. Today it was announced that the release date for the 007 film has been pushed back to November. This is due to concerns about the impact that the coronavirus would have on the film’s performance around the globe.
No Time to Die is the 25th film in the James Bond franchise and Daniel Craig’s final performance as James Bond. It is the first major film that has been pushed back due to the coronavirus outbreak. While originally it was supposed to be released in North America on April 10th, it will now arrive in theaters on November 25th in the United States.
This is a decision that wasn’t taken lightly. In a statement issued by MGM, Universal and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, they said 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.”
One upside to the new date for the 007 film is that it will now be released the day before Thanksgiving and benefit from the holiday movie goers. It will now however find itself up against Godzilla vs. Kong’s which will be hitting theaters on November 20.
Daniel Craig will be joined in No Time to Die by returning stars Lea Seymour, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, and Christoph Waltz. New to the franchise will be Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch.