The followers of the James Bond saga had asked that, before the advance of the coronavirus, they thought about delaying the premiere: “Put public health above the release schedules,” they cried. So it has been and will have to wait until November 25 (when it can be seen in the United States) to see on the screen the latest installment starring Daniel Craig, “No Tiem to Die” (No time to die). The premiere was scheduled for the month of April, but the producers chose, after intense rallies, to change the world launch date.
“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and evaluation of the global theater market, the premiere of November 2020 is postponed. No Time to die”, Says the tweet in which they communicated.
The producer of the film has also canceled the promotional tour they planned to do in Spain with their two protagonists, Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Rami Malek (Safin).
In addition to concerns about the audience, the letter sent by 007 followers said that the coronavirus outbreak could seriously affect the film’s box office, noting that in countries such as China, Italy, France, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea, markets that accounted for 38% of global profits to Bond’s latest movie, “Specter,” have banned or restricted large public gatherings. Be that as it may, everything indicates that the global collection of 2020 will be seriously affected by the virus. A first calculation already amounts to losses of 5,000 million dollars so far this year, according to “The Hollywood Reporter”, which indicates that the global collection of 2019 amounted to 31,000 million. If the situation is prolonged the economic problem may be aggravated significantly.