The hotly anticipated continuation of the James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, has been delayed to November 25th due to the coronavirus epidemic, instead of its planned April release date. People are less likely to go to a movie and go out in public when a dangerous virus is around. Many movie theatres are closing in nations where the coronavirus is prevalent. For example, China has closed down their 70,000 theaters. According to Business Insider, the Chinese box office has dropped by $1.92 billion in the first two months of the year compared to the same time last year when the box office was at $2.148 billion. If fewer people are going to the movies, No Time to Die will make less money, and obviously, they don’t want to do that.
No Time to Die is Daniel Craig’s last James Bond movie; he will no longer be portraying James Bond. No Time to Die had a monster budget of $250 million, which explains a lot about why they have decided to delay the movie. The entirety of China would not be able to see it and many countries hit hardest by coronavirus will probably shut down theatres soon too. While many are disappointed that they will have to wait 6 months longer, it is certainly understandable why this is being done. All we can do is hope it doesn’t get delayed again.