No Time To Die's Premiere In China Has Been Canceled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
China is the world's second-largest movie market, following the United States, and the Coronavirus has already impacted the country's movie scene. This will include the anticipated James Bond movie No Time To Die.
Star Daniel Craig and other members of the No Time To Die cast were reportedly set to appear at the Beijing screening and other promotional events in China, but not anymore "because of uncertainty surrounding the evolution of the epidemic."'
The last James Bond movie, Spectre, made $84 million in China alone, which represented about 9.5 percent of its $881 million worldwide box office. It's unfortunate that won't be the case this time
No Time To Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective). The film stars Daniel Craig as Bond, Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny. Joining them for the first time will be Rami Malek, Billy Magnussen, and Ana de Armas.
No Time To Die is expected to be Craig's final outing as 007, and it remains a mystery as to who will take over in the future. Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli says 007 will never be played by a woman as long as she's in control of the franchise.