Latest Bond Film Delayed Seven Months Over COVID-19 Fears

The global release of the new James Bond film “No Time to Die” was postponed by seven months amid the coronavirus outbreak that has closed movie theaters in China.

The release of Daniel Craig’s last outing as agent 007, being distributed internationally by Universal Pictures, will be postponed from April 2 to November, producers said.

The film will now be released in the United Kingdom on November 12 and in the United States on November 25.

Fans also raised concerns about the timing of the release of the new James Bond movie, one of the biggest entertainment events of 2020. James Bond fan sites had written to the studios urging for a delay.

The Bond franchise is one of the movie world’s most lucrative, with 2015’s “Spectre” raking in 880 million dollars worldwide, while “Skyfall” in 2012 grossed more than one billion dollars globally. “No Time to Die” cost an estimated 200 million dollars to produce.

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