Coronavirus Forces Big Move for Bond Movie

Release pushed from April to November
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2020 12:00 PM CST
Next Bond Movie Delayed Thanks to Coronavirus
This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany.   (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)

The Chinese premiere of the upcoming James Bond flick was already canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak—but now the film is being delayed everywhere. No Time to Die, the 25th film in the franchise and Daniel Craig's last outing as 007, was scheduled for an April 10 release in North America, but producers announced Wednesday that will be pushed to November 25, per the Hollywood Reporter. The planned world premiere, previously set for March 31 in London, will now be November 12. Publicity tours in China, South Korea, and Japan had already been canceled ahead of the announcement. (You can still, however, listen to Billie Eilish's theme song for the movie.)

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