No Time to Die Postponed Over Deadly Coronavirus

Posted on March 4, 2020

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The coronavirus (Covid-19) has been spreading rapidly around the globe. Today, the first major motion picture has been suspended because of the virus. The new James Bond film, No Time To Die, has been postponed until November 2020.

The film was initially set to be released on April 10, 2020.

The following comment was posted on the James Bond Twitter account (@007), "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."

We suspect this won't be the last film to be postponed. There may not be many people in theaters anyway as banning or encouraging citizens not to attend theaters is a method for slowing the spread of the virus. For fans suffering from the boredom of home quarantine a straight to Blu-ray and streaming release will likely be preferred instead of pushing back the release dates of major blockbusters.

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