No Time to Die, the latest James Bond adventure starring Daniel Craig, will not be released in April 2020 as initially scheduled. Instead, the action blockbuster, which is likely to be Craig's final turn in the role as the dashing British secret agent, will now debut on November 15 in the UK and on November 25 in the US due to growing concerns over the global outbreak of the coronavirus.
MGM, Eon, and Universal, the studios handling the release of the film, announced today that the Bond movie would be postposted. This news came after publicity tours for the movie in China, South Korea, and Japan were already cancelled, citing public health concerns, and the film's Hong Kong release was previously pushed back to April 30. A planned Chinese premiere for the film was also cancelled back in February as the virus spread.
"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 studios said in a statement released to Deadline. "The film will be released in the UK on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020."