The release dates of several big-budget Hollywood movies have been pushed back by up to six months or even a year and several have not even announced a new release date. As Coronavirus has led to cinema halls remaining closed in all the leading markets from the US to the UK and China, the distribution landscape around the world is badly affected. Here are some of the eagerly awaited movies whose release dates were canceled or postponed.
No Time to Die 007
MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced on March 4th, 2020 that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of No Time To Die will be postponed until November 2020. The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020, with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020.
Fast and Furious 9
The much-awaited F9 also had its release date pushed back by a year due to the influence of Coronavirus.
Announcing the new release dates on Facebook, the Fast Saga wrote,
To our family of Fast fans everywhere,
We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga.
That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.
We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on April 2. While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration.
Moving will allow our global family to experience our new chapter together. We’ll see you next spring.
Your Fast Family
Corona has left every movie brand vulnerable including Disney and Marvel. Marvel’s Black Widow which was earlier scheduled to be released on May 1, 2020, has its release date pushed back indefinitely.
Black Widow Overview: In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Apart from ‘Black Widow’, many more Dinsey movies that were scheduled to be released around April-May are either postponed or indefinitely delayed. Dinsey’s Mulan which was set to hit the theatres on March 27 has been postponed. Director Nicki Caro announced to his fans through a Twitter message that the release of the movie was being postponed for now due to the current circumstances around the world. However, there are other Disney movies too like The New Mutants, Antler and Woman in the Window. Dinsey has also announced that it has halted the production and pre-production of more movies and if the current situation continues then the company might be forced to cancel the release of additional movies that are scheduled to release around 2021.