James Bond’s No Time to Die Delayed 7 Months Due To COVID-19

The highly-anticipated release for the milestone 25th film in the James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, has been officially delayed from 9 April to 12 November 2020 in the UK (25 November in the US), according to the film’s producers, amid COVID-19 coronavirus concerns.

Alongside the film’s delay, MGM and Universal have also postponed all public promotional events regarding the film across the globe, writes THR. Many countries worldwide have “banned or restricted large public gatherings”, making it hard to market big-budget movies such as No Time to Die during this period.

The Daniel Craig-led movie will not be the only Hollywood production to have been affected negatively by the COVID-19 outbreak, with Mission: Impossible 7 starring Tom Cruise having to cease all filming for the time being.

No Time to Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and stars Daniel Craig as James Bond. Joining Craig will be Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Léa Seydoux (Death Stranding), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall), Naomie Harris (Spectre), Ana de Armas (Knives Out) and Christoph Waltz (Alita: Battle Angel).