Always Time for a Delay: New Bond Film Delayed Until November
No Time to Die, the next installment in the Bond franchise, has been delayed until November 2020.
This delay was announced on the official Jame Bond Twitter account. MGM, Universal, and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli all agreeing to the delay.
The new release date for the film is November 12th in the U.K., and November 25th in the U.S.
The delay is likely a result of the global spread of the coronavirus, which has already affected many film markets and industries. The outbreak of the virus may cause a $5 billion loss for the global film industry. Theaters in China have been closed for weeks, and other theaters are being impacted in South Korea, Italy, and Japan.
Its impact has been beyond just film as well, with several gaming events, like GDC, being postponed or cancelled after developers and personalities have pulled out.
Earlier this week, two leading Jame Bond fan sites, MI6 Confidential and The James Bond Dossier, penned an open letter asking for the producers to put public safety above marketing releases.
No Time to Die is set to be the likely last outing for Daniel Craig as the iconic super-spy, and also stars Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, and Rami Malek as the supervillain, Safin.
It will have its theme song performed by Billie Eilish, with the score composed by Hans Zimmer.