The theatrical release of No Time To Die has been delayed due to fears of the coronavirus named “Covid-19”. The new release date in the US is Nov. 25, 2020, which for Bond films traditionally follows an earlier debut in the UK, for now, scheduled for Nov. 12, 2020.
The world premiere of the 25th James Bond film would have taken place at Royal Albert Hall in London. It has been five years since the last Bond film, Spectre, premiered in 2015.
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. pic.twitter.com/a9h1RP5OKd
— James Bond (@007) March 4, 2020
No Time To Die was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, and newcomers to the franchise Ana de Armas and Rami Malek.
Supposedly, this will be the last time Daniel Craig stars as Bond (although he said the same thing after Spectre had been completed), but this time it seems for real. Who should be the next James Bond? See our poll and vote for yourself.
[Update Mar. 24, 2020] Other films getting delayed include Top Gun Maverick, Wonder Woman 1984, and A Quiet Place Part 2, while many studios are opting to debut films early for home viewing.
[Update May 7, 2020] There is the potential of No Time To Die getting a further delay into 2021.