No Time to Die release pushed back to November
The ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus has delayed the release of the new Bond film.
The 25th James Bond, No Time to Die, was due for UK release on 2nd April 2020, but just days after tickets were made available to pre-book, it was announced the film has been pushed back to 16th November.
There’s a lot of anticipation surrounding this film, and any customers who had booked their tickets in advance will all be refunded.
The change in date comes after fears that the Coronavirus could impact the global box office by as much as $5 billion, with cinemas closing in China, Japan, Italy and South Korea and more being anticipated to shut for long periods of time.
The movie cost $200 million to make and its production has been riddled with dilemmas, such as director Danny Boyle's departure and Daniel Craig's quite serious ankle injury. The target was to release the movie in November 2019 which was pushed back to April 2020 due to these problems. Now with the virus outbreak, the film will release a full year later than previously planned.
This comes as sad news for fans of the franchise, but they'll still be able to enjoy the movie's epic soundtrack in the meantime, which was performed live for the first time by Billie Eilish, Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday 18th February. If you haven't heard it yet, it's well worth a listen.
No Time to Die is available in UK Cinemas on 16th November 2020.