Since James Bond fans demanded that “No Time To Die” be postponed, the film was moved to November by the production companies.

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The release of the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, has been officially postponed to November due to health concerns associated with Coronavirus. The news was shared on the official Twitter account of the Bond series. “MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced that the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020, following careful consideration and a comprehensive assessment of the global theatrical marketplace. The film will be released in the United Kingdom on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020.

The Bond fans who united to take this course of action for the production companies will be happy. The creators of two James Bond fan sites have urged No Time To Die to be postponed in an open letter titled “No Time For Indecision” Originally the film’s release was set for April 3, but as news of the Coronavirus epidemic continues to worsen, people hesitate to hit theaters. “With the pandemic status of the Coronavirus, it’s time to place public health above marketing release schedules and the expense of canceling promotional events,” the letter reads.

The letter writers— James Page, who co-founded MI6 and MI6 Confidential magazine, and David Leigh, who founded The James Bond Dossier — then go on to cite many examples of significant preventive measures that were taken in response to Coronavirus around the world. They also disagree about the possibility that movie theaters will have to shutter indefinitely, as they can be conducive to germ spreading.

“Even if there are no legal restrictions on cinemas being open, to quote M in Skyfall, ‘how safe do you feel?'”

For these reasons, Page and Leigh are imploring for the release of No Time To Die to be delayed until the summer, “when experts expect the epidemics to have peaked and to be under control.” They close the letter with a final compelling argument: “Another few months will not damage the quality of the film and only help the box-office for Daniel Craig’s final hurrah.”

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