It will now take more time to see No Time to Die, the final James Bond movie with Daniel Craig in the lead role. As Coronavirus has caused massive quarantines in Asia and Europe, the studios behind the film (MGM, Eon and Universal) have decided to postpone the film until November 25.
Originally slated to hit U.S. theaters on April 10 and internationally on April 2, the film will instead move back to the fall, where all the previous Craig Bond entries have opened. This is the first major release to get bumped as the bug, also known as COVID-19, has made its way across the globe, but it likely won't be the last. Asian countries, particularly China, Japan and South Korea, have played a bigger part of the worldwide box office lately. And with many residents under advised or mandatory quarantines – including the closure of theaters – a trip to the movies just isn't in the cards. Financially, it makes sense to wait until things have returned to normal.
The film will now face off against Disney's animated Raya and the Last Dragon and sports biopic King Richard (starring Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams), though it wouldn't be surprising if some delay or move up their release dates. No Time to Die was the only major release on Easter weekend in the U.S. There has been no announcement of what will take its place.