Warner Bros. and Legendary decided to end the work week on a big note yesterday but shifting a whole bunch of their release dates for upcoming movies. Some of the moves were surprising and some weren't but one of the one's that wasn't Godzilla Vs. Kong. It's a movie that has already been delayed before COVID-19 set everything back and we've heard almost nothing about it since it was delayed to November of this year. Yesterday, Legendary announced that the movie would be leaving its November 20th release date and taking the new release date of May 21, 2021, from The Matrix 4. MGM has jumped in to snag that date and moved the release date for No Time To Die up five days in the US from November 25th to November 20th in the United States as they announced on their official Twitter account. The movie is still set to open on November 12th in the United Kingdom.
The return of old friends in NO TIME TO DIE.
In cinemas 12th November UK, 20th November US. pic.twitter.com/GkXugGEAba
— James Bond (@007) June 13, 2020
The tweet that shared the new also had four new images from the movie including some good looks the always underutilized supporting cast in these movies. While the Bond movies have always been about one man against the world the Daniel Craig era has really packed its supporting cast with great actors that don't get a lot to do. Maybe they will get a chance to shine a bit more in No Time To Die.
We're starting to see the long term impacts of COVID-19 on the industry as movies that were in production having their release dates shifted. We also have to wonder what the fall season of movies is even going to look like this year. Experts are expecting that we're going to have Round 2, and maybe even a Round 3, of COVID-19, and there is a decent chance that the virus will hit hard in the fall. What will happen to all of the fall and early winter movies if the virus should shut everything down again? We'll have to see how this summer goes as the theaters start to open and how the first couple of movies out the gate do at the box office.
No Time To Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, and Lashana Lynch. It is scheduled to be released on November 12, 2020, in the UK and November 20, 2020, in the US.