Coronavirus Film delays: 2020 and 2021 Blockbuster moved – CNET

Coronavirus Film delays: 2020 and 2021 Blockbuster moved – CNET

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For many, it came to hearing as a shock that the latest James Bond premiere has been cancelled, because the coronavirus outbreak. But the bond announcement was only the first in a cascade of the movie Blockbuster cancelled or moved.

How to events with large groups of people are called, cinemas and film festivals around the world. This affected the planned release of new films from March, 2020 and all the way into the next year, including   DieWonder Woman-1984 Marvel Black Widow James Bond-thriller No time, Mulan, F9, and A Quiet place, part 2.

The health and well-being of people and families around the world remains the most important, but this Film cancellations affect more than just the balance sheets of major studios. Cinema closures are just a sign of the disruption of the corona virus is wreaking on people and businesses around the world.

Here is a list of films has been delayed from the scheduled release dates due to the coronavirus pandemic, and COVID-19. We will update the list as soon as further delays are announced.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

On 31. In March, Sony took the decision to relocate their entire slate of theatrical releases. So Jason Reitman ‘s is pushed a small town set Ghostbusters resurrection, is from July 2020 5. March 2021, with the Sony slot, the game originally for the video Adaption of “Uncharted” -. 

Original release date: July 10, 2020
release date: 5. March 2021


The coronavirus is not only an impact on the movies that should actually come, which is disturbed in these troubled times: well, the movies are in production. Uncharted, starring Tom Holland, is the first of the next year Blockbuster officially postponed.

Original release date: 5. March 2021
release date: 8. October, 2021

Wonder Woman 1984

Warner Bros was up to 24. March before the announcement that the Film would be delayed, but with most of the other Blockbuster moved, it was clear that DC comics would have continued to move from the planned 5. June release date. Where many great movies have its opening postponed to an indefinite period of time, Wonder Woman-in 1984, hitting theatres is committed to in August.   

Original release date: June 2020
release date: Aug 14, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 moved from June to August.

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No time to Die (James Bond)

Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007, directed by Cary Fukunaga and co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was the first major Film to delay the publication of. No time to Die, had already lost its original Director and changed its release date twice, but the producers fear the closure of many theatres around the globe would be damage caused by coronavirus-box-office-revenue in lucrative international markets. The delay was announced, 4. March, and a week later, according to explains the world health organization that a pandemic, began more Blockbuster.

Original release date: April 2020
release date: Nov. 12, 2020 (UK) / Nov. 25, 2020 (USA)

Black Widow

Black widow was due to be published in may.


Originally for the 1. In may, Marvel ‘ s Black Widow has been pushed back to an indefinite date. Disney made the announcement 17. March.

Original release date: 1. May 2020
release date: 

specifies minions: The rise of Gru

On the 19. In March, two weeks after the bond announcement, animated sequel/spin-off Minions: The rise of the Gru was postponed for an indefinite period of time. It set was released in the USA on 3. July, which means that the pandemic, they interfere with the plans far into the summer season.

Original release date: 3. July 2020
release date: 

A Quiet place specified, Part II


Emily Blunt sounds in A Quiet place, 2 to health.


John Krasinski redirects Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy in A Quiet place 2, a post-apocalyptic tale of a world in which noise is equal to death. The near-silent sequel was due to open on March 20, but with just over a week to go, Paramount announced that it is postponing the release to an unspecified date later in the year. The cooling to see the first movie in a sold out theatre is an important part of the experience was, in part, because the voltage of the try to eat their snacks very, very quiet.

Original release date: March 2020
release date: Indefinite date in the year 2020

F9 (Fast and Furious)

On the same day, A Silent place 2, has been postponed, the manufacturer of the ninth Fast and Furious movie did the same. Actor Vin Diesel, John Cena and Charlize Theron, F9, was opened due to the in may, but was pushed back almost a year, until April 2021 — previously earmarked for the next film in the Fast Saga. There is no word yet when the 10th and last film to be released.

Original release date: may 2020
release date: 2. April 2021

Mulan (and other Disney live-action movies)

Mulan takes the goal in a new release date.


disney’s live-action Mulan restart was scheduled for March 27, but Disney pulled the film at the 12. March, just hours after similar announcements for A Quiet place, 2, and F9. The shift came late enough that some of already seen the film, on the earlier preview screenings, call of the new Mulan “majestic” and “exciting.”

the next day, Walt Disney Studios, said it was stop the production of other live-action films. The company did not specify which movies were affected, but Variety reports That last duel, The Little mermaid, Shang-Chi, and The legend of the Ten rings, home Alone, Nightmare Alley, Peter Pan & Wendy and shrinking.

Original release date: March 2020
release date:

specifies The New mutants

Easily one of the most troubled films of all times to lag in production X-Men Spin-Off The New mutants, was now for an indefinite period of time. It was originally scheduled to be released in 2018 and has already been postponed twice, when Disney’s acquisition of Fox put it back. The power of the fourth postponement for the teen-centric comic-book-cool-cast Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams.

Original release date: April 2020
release date:


specifies A rebirth of the Saw movies with actors Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson, originally scheduled for may, was for an indefinite period of time, Lionsgate moved together with the original detective stories to Run and Antebellum, the star, Janelle Monae.

Original release date: May 15, 2020
release date: not specified


As part of Sony’s big government reshuffle, Jared Leto Marvel’s vampire Morbius was pushed from July to mid-March.

Original release date: July 31, 2020
release date: March 19, 2021

David Attenborough: life on Our planet

David Attenborough’s latest nature documentary, with the World Wide Fund for Nature, has been postponed to a yet undetermined date. Interestingly, it is not only the premiere and theatrical release events have been canceled: The film was due to stream on Netflix, but that didn’t happen, either. To move “our decision-making, the release of the film in its entirety [allows] viewers to the big screen to enjoy the experience,” said the WWF in an E-Mail to CNET, “as well as the type of Sir David Attenborough, of the Embassy of the incredible reach through the Netflix platform.”

Original release date: April 16, 2020
New release date: 


specifies If Disney moved Mulan and New mutants, put it ad Acta horror movie Made. By Guillermo del Toro, the film originally opened April 17 was produced. The U.S. Version of The life story of David Copperfield was also postponed for an indefinite period of time, so the thriller-The woman in the window.

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More movies

Many other movies have also been affected, as the cinemas are closing. So far, these are just a few of the smaller Studios-films, children’s films and indie flicks that are moved:

  • his wife
  • Blue history
  • The climb
  • deerskin
  • First cow
  • Greyhound
  • In the height
  • The lovebirds
  • Les Misérables
  • Malignant
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
  • rocks
  • execution
  • Scoob
  • The Secret Garden
  • The truth
  • The Unsafe Kingdom
  • Vivarium (cinema cancelled start; 27. March-day-and-date online Version will continue as planned)

Movie Theater

Regal cinemas close to all the theatre sites from 17. March, until further notice. Meanwhile, AMC said, first of all, it would limit the number of people in its theatres in a time of 50 before the close completely. In the UK, cinema chains, Odeon, Vue and Cineworld have to close their doors for an indefinite period of time.

Film festivals

The legendary Cannes film festival was cancelled. March 19. Originally on the 12 of may of the year planned, the most prestigious industry meeting was postponed as part of the French measures to combat the virus.  

SXSW conference was canceled earlier in the month, devastating film-makers were hoping to reach out to press and dealers at the event in Austin, Texas. Movies were scheduled to premiere at the annual film, music and tech event, including The 24th, a damning historical drama from the Oscar-winning co-author of BlacKkKlansman, Kevin Willmott.

New York the Tribeca film festival is also is canceled. How to make all the important events back by coronavirus, the termination will have a knock-on effect on local companies and employees.

Still to come

the effects of The Corona-Virus-pandemic, are still deployed around the world. As Disneyland and includes other important events are canceled, a question mark also poured over huge events such as this summer the Olympic games will be. And more movies will undoubtedly be delayed.

As cancellations in the summer, the likes of Top Gun: Maverick and Christopher Nolan ‘ s Tenet could be in doubt.

The disorder can continue to be delayed for some time, as the current filming. Mission: Impossible 7 was not able to shoot, the in virus-hit of Venice, for example, while Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley was interrupted, as Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed that they would be positive. COVID-19 tested Jurassic World 3, The Batman, Matrix 4, Fantastic Beasts 3, and many more are also confronted with problems.


Netflix exposed all of scripted TV and film production for two weeks in the USA and Canada starting March 16. The subject shows such as Strange things, which was filmed in his fourth season. Productions filming in other places, “will be evaluated on a case-to-case basis” after the expiry of this period. 

Apple originals

Apple has reportedly stopped rotating content for Apple TV Plus. service The Morning Show, Foundation, See and For the Whole of humanity. 

The Matrix 4

the production on The Matrix 4, which began in February, was stopped, according to a variety report. It is not clear when the recording is restarted, or when the film 2021 release date will be affected.

Original release date: may 21, 2021
release date: Can not be changed


currently, There are four Avatar sequels in the works, expected to be in each others Christmas, also from 2021 to 2027. But the shooting has been placed in new Zealand on ice, for the time. 

Original release date: December 2021, 2023, 2025, 2027
release date: no change

Here is a list of cancelled large events were coronavirus concerns.

CNET ‘ s Abrar Al-Heeti contributed to this report.

Released on Tue, 31. Mar 2020 08:48:00 +0000

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