The release date for the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, has been bumped up a few days earlier than originally planned after experiencing a months-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Per Deadline, MGM has announced that No Time To Die will now be occupying the release date of the Godzilla vs. King Kong, which was slated to come out on November 20th later this year. No Time To Die had been scheduled to be released on November 25th in the United States ever since it was announced on March 4th that the film would be postponed from its original release date of April 10th. However, the film has been rescheduled yet again, this time by just a few days.
When the first postponement was announced back in March, it was predicted that MGM would lose between $30-50 million as a result of the new date. However, producers indicated at the time that they were fully prepared for this financial hit, and supported the decision to reschedule the release.
“They obviously are doing the right thing by putting the public safety, world safety, first,” producer Barbara Broccoli said at the time. “How will coronavirus affect the whole world markets and affect trade in general?” producer Michael Wilson asked. “We’re just one of the people that have to work in that environment.”
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No Time To Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, will see Daniel Craig returning as James Bond for his fifth and possibly final time. The film also stars Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, and Christoph Waltz.