CORONAVIRUS HITS HOLLYWOOD, AS NO TIME TO DIE RELEASE MOVES TO NOVEMBER
So Coronavirus is making its mark in a host of ways. And, there are sure to be many, many more. But for now, in the midst of all the new cases we see every damn hour, there’s a new impact. James Bond. Notably, we should expect to hear a lot more of this. And by this, I mean delays. The new James Bond film, No Time to Die, won’t open in theaters until November, 2020. But who know what will really happen? November is still a long, seven months away! If you think people are afraid now, just wait for what’s coming.
25TH JAMES BOND FILM AND DANIEL CRAIG’S LAST BOND RUN THE FIRST OF MANY
So the classic Bond film producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced “that after careful consideration and through evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace,” they decided to delay the new James Bond film’s release. But just take a look at that quote. That’s all about the Coronavirus. But we’re talking about the delay of the 25th Bond movie in the franchise! So all the press junkets, events, interviews and appearances already in the works are moot, as well. Reorganizing that is no small feat. Especially as No Time to Die is going to be Bod star Daniel Craig’s last hurrah in the role.
NEW BOND RELEASE DELAY THE FIRST SMALL WAVE BEFORE TSUNAMI TO COME
So I don’t know about you. But I was all in on seeing this Bond movie on April 10th. But by April 10th, there are likely to be almost nobody going to movie theaters, sports events, etc, etc, etc. So this is a big marker folks. Sure it’s only a movie’s release moving back to a later date. But it’s the first major sign of a major industry changing up their plans. Waiting another half year to enjoy a Bond movie is a small wave in the water. But we’re all about to experience a veritable tsunami coming to all our personal shores. And yes, the movie title is painfully poignant here.
Stay healthy, folks. And do what Mike Pence suggests: pray. Cause that’s all he’s gonna do.