The release date of the film was delayed for seven months due to the coronavirus. The film had already been impacted by the outbreak of the disease, with its debut in China and the press tour canceled due to concerns. However, it continued with its debut scheduled for April 2020, with MGM organizing a major marketing campaign to extol Daniel Craig’s final adventure as James Bond. Expectations and excitement about the film continued to rise, and it was already expected that this would be the biggest box office opening in a James Bond film.
With the debut of approaching, coronavirus remains a serious concern worldwide. DC Comics recently canceled appearances at the conventions, had production paused in Italy, and Hollywood studios are forming strategic teams to deal with the coronavirus situation. And now, the team behind the decided to postpone the release of the film worldwide for several months.
Yesterday, on the official James Bond Twitter account, it was announced that the film was postponed to November 12, 2020 in the UK and November 25, 2020 in the U.S. Other worldwide release dates will be revealed later.
With the move, he is now on a more competitive weekend than before, facing The Eternals (November 6) and Godzilla vs. Kong (November 20) – this assuming that these films have not changed their release dates, precisely to avoid competition with 007.