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Apple and Netflix bidding for No Time To Die to stream before year’s end?

October 23rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Oh, man… if this is true then expect major changes in the future of movie releases – even bigger than we already fear over that damned virus.

According to screenwriter Drew McWeeny (tweet below),  Apple is offering an awful large amount of money to MGM to have the new James Bond (already postponed several times) streaming on Apple TV+ before then end of the year.

And apparently Netfix too are snapping at their heels to get the movie first.

We all know there has been massive upheaval in recent months with movies going straight to streaming and download as the world hides away from this pandemic and we know too that with streamers like HBO Max putting massive money into projects like Zack Snyder’s Justice League that the future of cinema may not be as bright as it once was… after all, most homes have a decent TV and sound system these days, so people are happy to sit at home with a bag of popcorn and a new movie on the TV rather than go spend a fortune in the cinema.

If Bond makes that jump then, as they said in Scream 3, all bets are off as any movie could follow suit.

What say you? Would you be happy to see No Time To Die in your living room or would you rather head out to the cinema to see it? I want to hear all your thoughts, folks.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….