Universal delays NO TIME TO DIE release due to Coronavirus fears

No Time To Die (Universal Pictures)

Whilst the world is gripped by fearful headlines around the Coronavirus we’ve seen a number of high profile events impacted as governments look to contain the outbreak.

Following the confirmation that Disney was scrapping the launch event for Disney+ we’ve not got the news that Universal and MGM are delaying the release of No Time To Die, the 25th James Bond film, by seven months.

Original set to release on April 2, the film will now hit cinemas on November 12 in the UK and 25 in the US. Global dates are to follow.

A joint statement from the producers and the studio reads “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. The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on November 25, 2020.”

No Time To Die see’s Daniel Craig return at the titular spy. Also starring are Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, Ana De Armas and Rami Malek.

The movie is due for release on April 2, 2020.


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By Neil Vagg

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