Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer this week said that marketing for No Time To Die (2020), which wrapped filming in October 2019, will kick into high gear early in the new year, and is currently “on track for its Easter 2020 release.”
Speaking during the Q3 Investor Call, MGM Chief Operating Officer, Christopher Brearton, said that, “Marketing is slated to swing into high gear early in the New Year. And we couldn’t be more excited about what we have in store for James Bond fans around the world.”
Although no further details about the 25th Official James Bond film were provided, Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth Kay said that it is expected that No Time to Die will help generate substantial gains for the company, referring to MGM’s film division as a “James Bond-led revitalised film slate” in 2020.
Executives, however, avoided directly answering two Bond-related questions during the conference call. The first, being whether MGM had met with EON Productions to discuss the possibility of producing Bond films on a more regular basis, “maybe every two or three years” or following the lead of other franchises and move into streaming.
Brearton said that for now, MGM is focused on No Time To Die, but is in “constant communication with Barbara Broccoli and our partners on the best way to maximize the value of the franchise.”
As for the question of casting the next actor to play James Bond once Daniel Craig steps down, Brearton said, “We’re very focused on this film, ‘No Time to Die’, in April. Going forward, we don’t speculate on that.”
‘No Time To Die’ will be released by Universal Pictures Australia on 8 April, 2020.