Coronavirus Is Hitting Hollywood Hard

Earlier this week we reported that James Bond followers had posted an open letter to the businesses behind No Time to Die asking them to push again the discharge date for the movie due to the continued coronavirus outbreak. Yesterday, they did. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the discharge date for the 25th Bond movie, initially scheduled for April 10, will now be November 25 within the US. That makes No Time to Die the primary main film tentpole to change its launch plans due to the brand new coronavirus, however chances are high it gained’t be the final. Globally, the movie trade is looking to lose $5 billion due to closed theaters in locations like China, the place the virus has taken a large toll. If delays like this proceed, the field workplace will little doubt proceed to endure.

Lots of Companies Are Pulling Out of SXSW

Speaking of the coronavirus, it’s additionally—as we’ve reported right here—taking a toll on upcoming conferences. As firms are beginning to advise staff towards pointless journey and pull out of conventions and conferences out of concern for his or her well being, occasions like the Game Developers Conference, Facebook’s F8 conference, and Google I/O have been postponed. So far, the upcoming South By Southwest convention is still happening, however many firms are opting out of their previously-scheduled involvement, together with Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, and TikTook. This week, Amazon Studios joined the list. More are absolutely quickly to observe.

Here’s Your First Look on the New Batmobile

In barely higher information, director Matt Reeves remains to be engaged on The Batman, his extremely-star-studded new movie in regards to the Caped Crusader. Plot particulars are nonetheless fairly scarce, however he has been sharing pictures of the film’s costumes and such. To that finish, on Wednesday, the director revealed the brand new Batmobile for his movie. Gotta say, it appears to be like fairly cool.

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