Today, the Bond producers released a statement which shocked fans worldwide. Following intense speculation, they confirmed that the November 2020 release date had been moved into 2021. After other films like Mulan have been moved onto streaming platforms, fans are now asking when Bond No Time To Die will be available.
While many blockbusters like Black Widow have been moved into 2021, Disney made the bold move to do something different with Mulan.
The studio released the live action version of the beloved 1998 cartoon in cinemas in certain territories only. Audiences in China, Malaysia and Singapore were able to see the new movie on the big screen from September.
Even though cinemas had also started to reopen across Europe and North America, Disney made the decision to release Mulan in most of the world on its new streaming platform Disney Plus for an additional charge of $29.99.
Will Bond follow a similar pattern?
From the official statement it doesn’t sound like there are any plans as yet to release No Time To Die digitally to stream or download.
However, there is no guarantee that cinemas will be able to reopen or play to capacity by April next year.
Industry reports calculate that Mulan’s online release made considerably more than the recent Christopher Nolan blockbuster Tenet, which only grossed $285millionnwith worldwide release in cinemas.
With a typical big budget release only regarded as a success when it passes at least $600 million and most major successes now aiming for $1billion, can Bond afford to wait?