‘No Time to Die’ Release Delayed Due to Coronavirus
James Bond fans are gonna have to wait a little longer for their next fix of Britain’s favorite spy. The 25th film No Time to Die, which was slated for release next month, is being delayed until the fall due to coronavirus fears.
“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,” the three studios in charge of distribution for the film told Deadline.
The film was widely anticipated for a number of reasons. For one, the film is Daniel Craig’s final outing as the iconic character and early rumors reported that he’d pass the torch to Lashana Lynch, who would be the first female 007 ever. And Billie Eilish recorded the titular song for the movie — at 18 years old, she’s the youngest artist ever to write and perform a Bond song. (She surpasses Sheena Easton who was 22 when she recorded “For Your Eyes Only” in 1981.) Coronavirus aside, it’s refreshing that a film franchise as enduring as James Bond manages to maintain its cultural cache by adapting to the times.
No Time to Die will be released in the US on November 25. Listen to Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die” below now.