It´ll all depend on who blinks first.
Everything is in flux, so fast that opinions and strategies change almost daily.
Last week I heard distributors maintaining that they will count on cinemas opening to full capacity again.
This week this seems in doubt, despite the containment in Europe working rather well.
With the virus in the US now totally out of control and Fauci expecting 100.000 new cases EVERY DAY, cinemas will stay closed for weeks if not months.
Does it make sense financially to open NTTD only in selected markets? Not really, due to piracy concerns.
But postponing the release to 2021 is not a viable solution either since nobody can predict when cinemas can open again in a capacity that will allow movies to garner the needed grosses.
It´s a horrible situation for MGM and UNIVERSAL. And for EON as well. It appeared they were very happy and proud of NTTD. Now they face the possibility that they will lose money on this film. Not to mention the excitement of a mass audience. “No time to die”? What an ironic title, it seems now.