ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 2, 2020 - NO TIME TO DIE NOW DELAYED UNTIL APRIL 2020
The Bond Hype Machine is Cranking! Here’s our Special October 1st, 2020 edition of Spy Movie News with lots of updates on No Time to Die including release strategies, The Official James Bond Podcast, Billie Eilish, Ana de Armas, and more!
NO TIME TO DIE: STICKING TO THE NOVEMBER RELEASE DATESWow – according to Express.UK.CO It looks like MGM and Universal are sticking to the November 2020 release date of No Time to Die. They reference a September 23, 2020 Tweet by https://twitter.com/007 of a photo of Paloma and Bond at a bar, saying “Dressed to kill. Bond and Paloma from #NoTimeToDie, in cinemas this November.” Now, we noted before that the new posters said November. This Tweet definitely says THIS November. We mentioned that other movie releases, like Black Widow, have been delayed until next year. Express also reports that fans are replying to the Tweet with encouragement to either delay the release or stream it so that viewers can stay safe during this pandemic, which is far from over. Here are a couple of responses that SpyMovieNavigator noted:
- “Which I will not be seeing in theaters, as it isn't safe to be in a movie theatre until there's a vaccine. Now if you released it for streaming rental, I'd definitely pay $30 to watch it at home (that's like the cost of seeing it in IMAX twice!)”
- “There is no way I'm entering a cinema this November. Health comes first. . . . So a big PASS from me. I look forward to streaming the film in due course.”
WHY NO TIME TO DIE MIGHT COME OUT IN NOVEMBER 2020Still at CinemaBlend.com, check out this article by Michael Reyes, to see why he thinks NO TIME TO DIE might want to stick with it’s November 2020 Release date. In what is the most compelling reason advanced by CinemaBlend, MGM and Universal might want to release in November as planned because of their new 17-day contract with movie theaters like AMC. We talked about this new deal between AMC and Universal in our August 11th Spy Movie News podcast and article. New movies can be released in theaters and run for 17 days. Then they can be released on Paid Video on Demand. That way, the studios and Eon can do both – not simultaneously, but sequentially. So, if you choose NOT to go to the theater, then in a matter of weeks to a month after the release, you can be watching it in the comfort and safety of your own home. We think this is a pretty compelling reason why they will release in November. CinemaBlend also says that with all the other delays in releases to next year, No Time To Die might have very little competition in November. What we at SpyMovieNavigator.com have observed as of late is that Eon Productions and the studios are gearing up for a November 2020 release – with new official podcasts released September 30th, new posters, video, and more. It looks like they are getting ready to go.
NEW OFFICIAL JAMES BOND PODCASTThe Official James Bond Podcast launched on September 30, with interviews with the actors of No Time to Die and more. What does this mean for the release of the movie in November? Is this pre-release hype and marketing to get people really pumped to go see the movie in theaters this November? Does it mean they are testing the waters to see reactions, or just putting something out to keep the interest level high? Who knows. But they did it. We listened to the first one and it was good. Here is the copy from their Apple podcast page:
No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast is a new and exclusive podcast hosted by James King. The six-part series features exclusive interviews with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell and a host of key behind the scenes crew from casting director to special effects supervisor.
Each of the six episodes focusses on a different aspect of the franchise. Learn everything about Bond from music, gadgets, locations, stunts, costumes and cars.
Podcast listeners will be the first to hear exclusive score from Hans Zimmer and brand-new recordings from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from Bond 25 released by Decca Records.
No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast is produced by Somethin’ Else in association with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, Universal Pictures International, United Artists Releasing and Eon Productions.And here is the episode list, from an article at IGN.COM:
- Episode 1: Bond in Context
- Episode 2: Bond Around the World
- Episode 3: A Name to Die For: Allies and Enemies of Bond
- Episode 4: The Craft of Bond
- Episode 5: Clothes, Tech, and Cars
- Episode 6: Being 007