The release of the 25th James Bond film titled No Time To Die, originally scheduled for April 2020 has now been pushed back to November 2020. The film has been moved from April 10th to November 25th in the US and November 12th in the UK because of the infamous Coronavirus.
The coronavirus has sent Hollywood into a frenzy as China, one of the biggest movie markets in the world has been completely taken off the board. Furthermore, there is no end in sight as the virus continues to spread. Birds of Prey and Sonic The Hedgehog have already fallen victim to the virus posting weak overseas box office numbers.
No Time To Die has become the first film to move because of the Coronavirus, but will it be the last? Judging by how much movies are dependent on foreign box office, other major blockbusters might move as well. As of now, all eyes are on Mulan as it has been tracking very low domestic box office numbers and if it doesn’t bring in a good amount of money worldwide, it might not be able to make back it’s huge budget.
Now some are speculating No Time To Die could have used the Coronavirus as an excuse to cover up other reasons for delaying the film. Even though the movie looks very strong, maybe the film needs extensive reshoots. This is certainly an anomaly as films usually never move this far so late in the game. Also, No Time To Die was the big movie in April and had little competition, but in November it will go up against The Eternals, Godzilla vs Kong, and Raya and the Last Dragon.
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