No Time To Die Has Been Pushed Back to November

B25_16764_R James Bond (Daniel Craig) visits Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) in his prison cell in NO TIME TO DIE, a DANJAQ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Nicola Dove © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Following concerns over the Coronavirus, MGM has decided to delay the release of James Bond’s next adventure, No Time To Die.

Well, this isn’t exactly the most exciting news to report on this morning. Mounting (and justifiable) concerns over the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have already had an impact on various markets. With GDC getting cancelled, many studios backing out of SXSW already, we’re only just starting to see the affect it’s having on the entertainment industry.

For movie studios, who often rely on outside markets (especially China) for box office returns, it’s getting particularly tricky. Pretty much all publicity events in and around Asian have been cancelled and whole theaters have been shut down. As such, we’ve heard rumblings of a few studios looking to shift their schedules.

Today, after a week or so of fans pushing and calling for a delay, MGM has made it official that the next Bond movie, No Time To Die, won’t be arriving next month after all. They made the announcement on Twitter:

No Time To Die will now arrive on November 12, 2020 in the UK, with the US release coming on November 25, 2020. It’s a bold move to shift a major tentpole film like this so close to release, but ultimately I think it’s for the best. Crazy times out here my friends.