Here's every movie held off by the coronavirus episode up previously, beginning with No Time to Die; will numerous other considerable 2020 flicks follow their lead?
Last updated: March 7, 2021
Here's every movie held off by the coronavirus pandemic up previously. The problem's expanded around the world has really had a substantial impact on not merely Hollywood, nonetheless the larger movie industry. Last year's SXSW Film Festival, San Diego Comic-Con, E3, Movie TheaterCon, in addition to ACE Comic Con were all ended. Red carpets events were ended, honors discloses come across considerable adjustments, in addition to productions were folded for various months before picking back up with recording.
Obviously, movie theater screenings were in addition say goodbye to a factor in addition to, for a long time, workshops merely kept delaying a lot of flicks before sending them straight to streaming in addition to as required, or pushing back introduces up till 2021. The hold-ups have really relocated the approach which people delight in flicks, with Warner Bros. introducing flicks simultaneously on HBO Max in addition to in cinema, with Paramount+ keyed to do something equivalent with a releasing on the streaming service 45 days after an organized launch.
There've been a handful of flicks held off up previously, differing from big-budget franchise organization flicks to smaller sized indie titles like Our Ladies. We will definitely keep you updated, however additionally for presently, right below's every considerable movie that's officially been pushed back.
MGM was the first workshop to reply to the coronavirus when it disclosed it would definitely be transferring No Time to Die – which functions as Daniel Craig's 5th in addition to last time having fun James Bond – back 7 months from its very early April launch day to late November. The workshop is anticipated to shed $30-50 million, however it's additionally thought they would certainly have experienced an also larger loss by sticking to their April day. After the press to November 2020, MGM again postponed the movie, initially to April 2021 and also currently to October 8, 2021.
Six days after No Time to Die was formally held off, Sony revealed it would certainly be doing the exact same with Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Originally set up to open up in the U.K. and also various other worldwide areas on March 27 in the past striking the U.S. on April 3, Peter Rabbit 2 is currently slated to start its worldwide rollout 4 months later August 7. However, that was once more altered. Peter Rabbit 2 is currently slated to open up on June 11, 2021.
Following conjecture the movie would certainly be postponed, Paramount and also John Krasinski validated they're pressing his beast flick follow up, A Quiet Place Part II, back from its previous March 20 launch day to an as-yet undefined month later on in 2020. As the workshop at first discussed in their declaration, “We look forward to bringing this film to audiences this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace.” After a couple of hold-ups, A Quiet Place Part II will certainly currently be launched in movie theaters on May 28, 2021 prior to debuting on Paramount+ 45 days later on.
Despite collection lead and also manufacturer Vin Diesel encouraging Fast & Furious 9 would not be relocated from its May 2020 launch day in action to the coronavirus, the uncertain circumstance has actually caused specifically that occurring. Universal has currently formally changed the movie back a year to April 2, 2021 (a day they had actually been keeping for Fast & Furious 10). However, that day has actually because altered, with Fast & Furious 9 currently opening up in movie theaters on June 25, 2021.
Originally set up for launch on June 25, 2021, Matt Reeves' The Batman was pressed to October 2021 prior to Warner Bros. decided on a launch day of March 4, 2022.
Shang-Chi and also the Legend of the Ten Rings was suggested to be the 3rd movie in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, as a result of all the hold-ups, it will certainly currently be launched after Black Widow. Moved from February 2021, Shang-Chi will certainly currently open up on July 9, 2021.
Speaking of flicks had by Disney – Scott Cooper's scary movie Antlers was formally eliminated from the workshop's launch slate, concerning a month prior to it was because of open up in April 2020. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the Searchlight Pictures task does not have as much to shed from a bad industrial efficiency as various other Mouse House tentpoles do, many thanks to its mid-budget. However, Antlers was postponed like every various other movie and also is currently set up for staged launch on October 29, 2021.
After resisting for as lengthy as they could, Disney and also Marvel Studios took the Black Widow solo flick off the schedule prior to revealing it would certainly be launched at a later time. Fortunately, Black Widow is an innovator that happens before the occasions of Avengers: Infinity War and also Endgame, so it should not influence the timeline of various other Phase Four MCU movies and also Disney+ TELEVISION collection. Following the elimination of Black Widow from the launch schedule, Marvel revealed that the movie would certainly currently be launched on May 7, 2021.
Originally set up to be launched in November 2020, Eternals (previously called The Eternals) was relocated to February 2021 prior to once more being pressed back till November 5, 2021. This formally makes it the 3rd MCU movie to be launched in Phase Four after Black Widow and also Shang-Chi and also the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The last movie created under the Fox 2000 tag prior to it was dissolved by Disney, The Woman in the Window celebrities Amy Adams as an agoraphobic youngster psycho therapist that pertains to think her next-door neighbor has actually been killed. Disney had actually prepared to launch the 20th Century Studios flick in movie theaters in the center of May 2020, however that really did not occur. This is the 2nd time The Woman in the Window‘s been postponed, after it was pressed back from its initial Fall 2019 launch day to go through reshoots in action to check target markets that located its 3rd act puzzling. The movie will certainly currently be launched on Netflix May 14, 2021.
Cruella, a live-action movie adhering to the bad guy from 101 Dalmatians starring Emma Stone,lastly obtained a trailer in addition to a brand-new launch day after the pandemic postponed the movie's best from December 2020 to May 28, 2021.
The follow up to The Conjuring and also The Conjuring 2, the movie is the 8 movie in the franchise business. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was changed from September 2020 and also will certainly currently be launched June 4, 2021.
Another Lionsgate scary flick initially set up to open up in May, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is the current enhancement to the Saw franchise business and also is based upon a tale composed by Chris Rock (that additionally stars). The Spiral trailer has actually looked at rather well with longtime Saw followers, most of whom are interested incidentally it networks timeless examination thrillers like Se7en. The movie was relocated from May 2020 to May 21, 2021. So, regrettably, those that've been looking forward to watching Rock take on a new Jigsaw-related menace will have to wait a little longer.
After being moved around quite a bit, from November 2020 to May 2021 before execs at Warner Bros. moved the film's release to March 31, 2021. Godzilla vs. Kong will be simultaneously released on HBO Max and in theaters.
Illumination's Minions: The Rise of Gru moved from July 2020 to July 2021. However, the animation has officially been pushed back to July 1, 2022.
Ezra Miller was first announced as Barry Allen/The Flash in 2014 and the road to The Flash movie has been a long one, even without the additional delays due to the pandemic. After landing a July 2022 release date, the film was delayed to November 4, 2022.
The third installment in Kingsman: The Secret Service will star a cast including Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton. It was originally scheduled to be released in November 2019 before being moved to February 2020, then to September 2020, February 2021, and March 2021. Now, the film will be released August 20, 2021.
In addition to forcing studios to delay their films, the coronavirus pandemic has led to several movies shutting down production. That includes the big screen musical In the Heights, which is based on the Broadway sensation created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. Miranda has confirmed the film was still record its score when it closed house, but its original June 26, 2020 release date moved to June 18, 2021.
UPDATE: In the Heights has been rescheduled for June 18, 2021, a year after its original release date.
James Wan's upcoming horror film Malignant was also a casualty of the pandemic closures. An original creation from the Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring director, the movie was originally scheduled to open on August 14, 2020. However, it will now open on September 10, 2021.
The Jared Leto-led Morbius, a Marvel comic book adaptation that serves as the second installment in Sony's Spider-Man villain franchise after Venom. The fact the film takes place in the MCU (or, failing that, adjacent to it) is all the more reason for Sony to move it somewhere safe, long after the ongoing health crisis has (mostly) ended. As such, it will now hit theaters on October 9, 2021.
In addition to Morbius, Sony had originally planned to release the long-awaited sequel to Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters 1 & 2, his own son Jason Reitman's Afterlife, in theaters summer 2020 prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The film has similarly been postponed from July 2020 to March 2021, then to June 11, 2021. On top of being a much safer date for Afterlife, this also gives the movie enough time to accommodate any COVID-19 related delays and finish post-production without having to rush.
Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel has already been 34 years in the making, but everyone will have to wait a little longer to watch the A-lister take to the skies again. Rather that moving it out of 2020, though, Paramount initially bumped the movie back to December 23, 2020 before moving it to July 2, 2021.
Though still untitled, The Matrix 4 was originally scheduled for May 2021, but was pushed to December 22, 2021. The fourth in The Matrix franchise, the film will bring back Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss and will be directed by Lana Wachowski. New additions to the film include Jada Pinkett Smith, Priyanka Chopra, Patrick Neil Harris, Jonathan Groff, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Nia DaCosta's Candyman sequel was delayed to September 25, 2020. However, Universal pushed the film back to October 2020 before settling on an August 27, 2021 release date. That is, unless there are anymore changes.
Had it been any other year, Fox-turned 20th Century Studios' Free Guy (an action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as an NPC in an open-world video game) would have actually been perfectly well-served by its original release date over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Once again though, the uncertainty in the wake of the coronavirus prompted Disney to move the film back by about five months to December 11 instead. However, nothing has remained the same and the film was pushed to May 21, 2021.
You can add the big screen version of the popular animated sitcom Bob's Burgers to the list of July 2020 releases that've moved back. The film has since shifted back to April 9, 2021, which works out well since there was already a spot there claimed for an untitled Fox movie. Unfortunately, Bob's Burgers no longer has a release date as of this writing.
As part of its revised post-coronavirus release slate for the next couple years, Disney has shifted its Jungle Cruise movie back an entire year to July 30, 2021. This is the second major release date change for the Disney theme park ride-turned swashbuckling adventure, after it was previously delayed from its originally-announced spot in October 2019. In both cases, however, it seems like the delays were the result of factors outside of the movie's control and not a reflection of its quality. Similarly, with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt starring, one imagines Jungle Cruise will certainly ultimately play well at the box office whenever it (finally) comes out.
Yet another film that was originally scheduled to open in July 2020, Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch has since moved back three months to October 16 as part of Disney's release slate overhaul. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, it was kind of surprising the workshop and Searchlight Pictures had decided to release the film in the summer. Anderson's movies are typically awards contenders, so the transition to the fall would've made sense on its own, had it happened long before the ongoing health crisis. That said, while The French Dispatch is no much longer on the official release schedule, the film is speculated to be released during the Cannes film festival in July 2021.
Originally scheduled to be released in July 2021, Mission: Impossible 7 is now slated for theatrical release on November 19, 2021.
Paramount has delayed Antoine Fuqua's sci-fi action film Infinite (starring Mark Wahlberg) until September 24, 2021 after initially delaying it from May 2021. The studio sees Infinite as a potential crowd-pleaser, which explains why they've elected to reshuffle it to another release date. Similar to A Quiet Place Part II, Infinite will debut on Paramount+ 45 days after its theatrical release.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune was originally slated for a December 2020 release prior to Warner Bros. relocated it to October 1, 2021. In addition to be released theatrically, Dune will additionally get a HBO Max release.
The musical drama directed by Steven Spielberg was another 2020 movie to be delayed for the new year. 20th Century Studios shifted the film's original launch date from December of last year to December 10, 2021.
Originally slated for October 2020, Death on the Nile, directed by Kenneth Branagh, who stars alongside a large ensemble cast that includes Annette Bening, Gal Gadot, and Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie, moved from December 2020 to September 17, 2021.
Technically, the Venom sequel was never officially dated for 2020. For a long time, Sony held onto an October 2020 spot for an untitled Marvel movie which, as it turns out, everyone correctly assumed was Venom 2. The movie has since been pushed back to June 25, 2021 and received an appropriately silly title in the form of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, adding it to the list of would certainly-be 2020 blockbusters that've moved back a year because of the coronavirus. On the plus side, this means Sony will certainly now release Morbius before the Venom sequel, as they had originally intended to do as part of their build-up to the inevitable (?) Sinister Six spinoff flick.