The release date for the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, has been pushed back from April to November.

Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced the decision following "careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace."

A tweet from the official James Bond account said: "MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020".

A second tweet said: "The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020".

The announced comes after fans of the spy franchise called for the film's release to be delayed due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Founders of popular Bond fansites MI6 Confidential and The James Bond Dossier wrote a joint open letter to the film's producers asked for the film to be pushed back, citing public health concerns.

The letter read: "It is by no means easy to say this: the release of No Time to Die should be postponed.

"It is time to put public health above marketing release schedules and the cost of cancelling publicity events. It's just a movie."

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