‘No Time to Die’ Delay

Sophia Clifton, Staff Writer

The release of Daniel Craig’s fifth and final Bond film, No Time to Die, has been postponed due to coronavirus fears. The film was originally set to be released on April 10th and will now come out on November 25th. Movie theaters all over the world are closed in order to prevent the spread of germs and COVID-19. Although this is beneficial to the prevention of coronavirus, it has caused a major dent in the U.S. film industry.

Many major money-making films rely on international ticket sales for a majority of their profit. For example, The Avengers made 59% of its profit from international sales. No Time to Die cost an astounding 250 million dollars to make, meaning a decline in international box office sales could spell disaster. Considering the hit MGM and Universal Studios could take from this failure, it’s no surprise the film has been postponed.

Despite the valid issues with international sales, No Time to Die is one of the only major films to be postponed. Disney’s live action Mulan and Marvel’s Black Widow are set to release as planned. Craig continued with press for the film, despite its delay, with an appearance on Saturday Night Live and a GQ spread. 

The buzz surrounding No Time to Die seems to be at its highest now that the film has been postponed. Fans anticipated the April release and were extremely disappointed to hear of the delay. However, the question must be asked: will anybody care about No Time to Die in eight months? Now that Craig has completed press for the film and dones interviews, there will be far less excitement surrounding it in November. Although many loyal Bond fans will get out and see the film, it’s hard to imagine the film not taking a financial hit in November.