Every Movie Release Impacted By The Covid-19 Pandemic!


Every Movie Release Impacted By The Covid-19 Pandemic!

Variety reports:

Here’s a list of every film release that’s been affected by the coronavirus pandemic so far.

      Theatrical Delays


      Disney has pulled the upcoming horror film from its April 7 release date. Set to be released under the Searchlight Pictures banner, no new plans have been announced.


      Lionsgate announced its Janelle Monáe-starring horror drama about a black woman who time travels to the era of American slavery has been pulled from its April 24 release date. No new date has been announced.

      “Black Widow”

      Marvel’s upcoming prequel that finally offers Scarlett Johansson’s Russian spy her own solo adventure was pulled from its May 1 release date by Disney.

      “Blue Story”

      Paramount’s controversial adaptation of Rapman’s YouTube series about a street war was taken off of its release date of March 20. No future date has been announced.


      Universal has taken the ninth mainline entry in the “Fast and Furious” series off of its original Memorial Day weekend release of May 22. The film is now set to hit theaters on April 2, 2021, nearly a year after the original launch date.

      “First Cow”

      After briefly expanding beyond limited release, A24 has pulled Kelly Reichardt’s western from theaters to relaunch at a later date.

      “The Grizzlies”

      Elevation Pictures has decided to postpone its drama about a youth lacrosse team indefinitely. The film was originally set to release on March 20. A new date will be announced at a later time.

      “Minions: The Rise of Gru”

      Illumination announced that its animators would not be able to complete the upcoming “Despicable Me” spinoff in time for its late June and early July launch due to France’s lockdown. A new release date will be announced at a later time.


      Disney pulled its live-action remake of its 1998 animated film from its March 27 release date. No new release date has been announced.

      “A Quiet Place Part II”

      John Krasinski took to social media to announce that the sequel to his 2018 post-apocalyptic horror hit would be pulled from its March 20 release date. The Paramount release will seek a new launch date later this year.

      “The New Mutants”

      Set to hit theaters on April 3, the horror X-Men spinoff has been delayed until an unannounced later date. Astonishingly, this is the fourth time that the film has been pushed back over two years. The first release window for the film was April 2018.

      “No Time to Die”

      The 25th entry in the James Bond franchise was one of the first high-profile films to shift its release in response to the pandemic. Originally set to launch on April 10, Daniel Craig’s swan song as 007 will now launch on Thanksgiving weekend.

      “The Painted Bird”

      IFC Films has delayed the release of the black-and-white adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s novel of the same name until the summer, when it will hit theaters and video on demand at the same time.

      “The Personal History of David Copperfield”

      Disney pulled Armando Iannucci’s reimagining of Charles Dickens’ famous novel from its May 8 release. The Fox Searchlight film has no new date set.

      “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway”

      Originally set for a fitting Easter release of April 3, Sony Pictures’ sequel to the 2018 family film will now hit theaters on Aug. 7.


      Lionsgate’s horror-thriller has been delayed indefinitely. The film was scheduled to be released on May 8, after being previously scheduled for Jan 24.

      “Spiral: From the Book of Saw”

      Lionsgate announced that Chris Rock’s reimagining of the “Saw” franchise has been delayed indefinitely. The horror film was originally set to release on May 15.

      “The Truth”

      IFC Films announced that director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first film in the English language has been pulled from its March 20 release date.

      “Woman in the Window”

      The Amy Adams vehicle has been moved off of its May 15 release date by Disney. The final film to be released under the Fox 2000 label no new announced release date.

Plus Wonder Woman 1984 also has a new release date.

Looks like 2020 will end better than it started.

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