Coronavirus Defeats 007
After 58 years, a villain has finally beaten James Bond. But it’s a villain that no-one can argue with. The Coronavirus is sweeping the world at this moment in time and as such and after much speculation, Bond Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson have announced that the new 007 movie, ‘No Time To Die‘ which was due for release in April has been pushed back until November of this year. The full statement reads:
“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 news, though disappointing, was not wholly unexpected and is completely understandable. The writers for the MI6-HQ website, the largest Bond fan blog had already issued an open letter to the Producers to delay the film’s release due to the ongoing and unpredictable situation happening worldwide. Their plea didn’t fall on deaf ears and as such, the film will now hit the United Kingdom on November 12th, 2020 and the United States on November 25th, 2020.
It remains to be seen if any other films will now see their release dates postponed alongside the 007 adventure and it could be argued that it is the correct thing to do.
I, although saddened by the delay, am in full support of what MGM, Universal, Barbara Broccoli, and Michael G. Wilson have done and believe that in the safety of the population of the world and for the safety of moviegoers, they have made the correct decision.
We will, of course, keep you up to date on any changes to the release schedules of the upcoming movies of the next few months and on any news that will come from Hollywood in regards to the virus.
Until next time.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!