MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have announced that the new 007 film ‘No Time To Die’ will be pushed back to the end of the year due to the ongoing threat from the coronavirus. The film was due for release next month.
Early this week fans had been vocal about the release date with many saying that they would not be able to see the film due to the global health crisis. The film will be one of the biggest of the year, drawing large crowds and with many countries putting bans on mass public gatherings it could have meant that the film wasn’t screened.
With a budget estimated to be around £300 million dollars there is also a massive financial risk to the producers if the film can’t maximise it’s box office potential. This could be the first of many blockbusters to change their dates, Universal also have ‘Fast 9’ on the horizon and Disney have ‘Black Widow’.
The end of they year could start to become very congested with tentpole releases.