As concerns over the coronavirus outbreak grow, so have the number of TV, film, and other entertainment productions impacted amid travel restrictions and health advisories. More than 90,000 cases have been reported so far in over 66 countries including China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Musical acts like BTS and Green Day are canceling tour dates in Europe and Asia, while questions loom over how organizers will handle the health concerns surrounding the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
See below for a complete list of the entertainment-related productions which have been impacted by the outbreak so far.
No Time to Die
For those hoping to see Daniel Craig back in action as Agent 007, you’re in for a bit of a wait. The film’s official release date has been pushed back several months, the official Twitter for the forthcoming sequel has revealed. No Time to Die will now be released on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Wednesday, Nov. 25 worldwide.
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.
— James Bond (@007) March 4, 2020
Hasbro Baby Yoda merch
Don’t worry, the coronavirus won’t be delaying production of The Mandalorian, but anybody hoping get their hands on Hasbro’s new range of Baby Yoda toys might be in a spot of trouble. Hasbro reported delays in production due to manufacturing partners being shut down longer than expected, according to CNN.
Production on The Bachelorette Season 16, which will feature Clare Crawley as the Bachelorette, has not been suspended in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. However, Variety reports that the show initially planned to shoot portions of the upcoming season in Italy, but those plans have since been changed in the wake of the epidemic. Another, as-yet-unnamed international destination may be chosen instead.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
All eyes are on the coronavirus outbreak’s potential impact on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, since Japan has been affected by the outbreak as well. As detailed by the BBC, Japan’s Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto has indicated that there may be a postponement of the Games to later in the year, although he also said, “We are doing all we can to ensure that the Games go ahead as planned.” The Olympics are still officially scheduled to be held from July 24 to Aug. 9 in Tokyo.
Netflix’s forthcoming heist flick starring Dwayne Johnson is reportedly considering alternate locations amid a spike in new cases in Italy, according to Deadline. While most of the film will be shot in Atlanta, Ga, a portion of the project was had also been planned to be shot on location in Italy. In addition to Johnson, the movie also stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.
The Amazing Race
CBS’s hit reality competition series shut down production on Season 33, which had already filmed three episodes and saw contestants visit Scotland and England. It’s currently unknown when production will resume.
Mission Impossible 7
The seventh installment of the Tom Cruise-fronted franchise halted production on a planned three-week shoot in Venice.
“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our cast and crew, and efforts of the local Venetian government to halt public gatherings in response to the threat of coronavirus, we are altering the production plan for our three-week shoot in Venice, the scheduled first leg of an extensive production for Mission: Impossible 7,” a spokesperson for Paramount told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “During this hiatus we want to be mindful of the concerns of the crew and are allowing them to return home until production starts. We will continue to monitor this situation, and work alongside health and government officials as it evolves.”
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