James Bond Premiere in China canceled due to CoronaVirus
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Chinese fans are disappointed as “No Time to Die” has been canceled because of the lethal CoronaVirus. The James Bond franchise had prepared a huge promotional tour for the Agent’s latest adventure. The movie was to premiere in April, and the cast set to attend the Beijing screening.
James Bond’s last movie:
Daniel Craig’s last run as James Bond is the 25th addition to the franchise. He will end his five-movie run as the handsome and hard-drinking Agent 007. “No Time to Die” was set to premiere in Beijing this April. Chinese sources say that the premiere is being canceled due to the uncertainty of the CoronaVirus epidemic. MGM has made no official comment as of yet. And no new location for the premiere is in the works. The releases for all Valentine’s Day films in China and most of its other February titles have been canceled.
The new movie features Rami Malek as the antagonist. However, there is little known about Malek’s character. Everyone is excited to see the Bohemian Rhapsody star, who commented:
It’s another extremely clever script from the people who have figured out exactly what people want in those movies. But I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, James Bond is something that we all grow up with.
The cancellation certainly came as a disappointment to Chinese fans. James Bond is a classic favorite, even among non-English audiences. Movie cultures all around the world refer to Agent 007. China has been a huge market of Hollywood movies, outside the West. Around 70,000 cinemas across China have closed while more than 50 million people remain on lockdown to contain the contagion.
The CoronaVirus Outbreak:
The virus epidemic is a developing situation currently and it has had devastating consequences for China and the entire world. Numerous conferences and sports tournaments have canceled their events. There were even rumors to postpone or move the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. James Bond Movie- No Time to Die is the most famous movie yet, to cancel its China premiere. Infections have crossed 70,000, with a fatality rate of about 3%. The virus has spread to more than 25 countries including the US, UK, France, and Germany.