The release of No Time To Die — the 25th film in the Bond franchise and Daniel Craig’s fifth and final time in the role — has been delayed due to November due to the spread of the coronavirus. Originally scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on Friday, April 10, the film will now hit theaters on Wednesday, November 25.
The studios behind No Time To Die — MGM, Universal, and Eon — released an official statement to Deadline that explains their decision behind the date-change:
“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.” [via Deadline]
The announcement comes just days after a James Bond fan group penned an open letter to the studios urging them to delay the release, arguing that fans have already waited “over 4 years for this film, so another few months will not damage the quality of the film and only help the box-office for Daniel Craig’s final hurrah.”
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective), No Time To Die will see Daniel Craig portray famed MI6 secret agent 007 for the final time. In addition to Craig, No Time To Die also stars Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch.
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