Time To Recover: Bond Film No Time to Die release postponed in wake of coronavirus


No Time to Die, the latest James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, has officially been postponed, producers announced Wednesday.

The film, which will feature Daniel Craig in his final outing as 007, was set to be released in UK cinemas from 2 April this year.

The announcement follows a massive online fan petition that urged the studio to push the premiere as concerns over the coronavirus continue to spread as fast as the illness itself.

Now, in a statement on the official James Bond Twitter account, it has been announced the film will be pushed back to November.

“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 tweet said.

Stars had been expected to turn out for the world premiere of the film at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 31 March with No Time to Die was initially planned to hit U.K. and select international cinemas on April 2, followed by a U.S. release on April 10. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the film features Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes, and Christoph Waltz.