As warnings from health officials grow, the film industry is being forced to reconsider proposed movie premieres in order to protect the well-being of the general public. With the global cases of the coronavirus exceeding 350,000, governments all over the world have taken preventative steps such as lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders to secure the safety of the public.
Here are the handful of highly-anticipated films experiencing delayed releases:
A Quiet Place Part II
Initially scheduled for public premiere on March 18, 2020, John Krasinski’s horror original has been postponed until a later date in 2020. Krasinski did not confirm an official date for the reschedule, instead stating in an Instagram post, “people have said that our movie is one that you have to see all together. Well, due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the time to do that.”
No Time To Die
Following many hours of deliberation with MGM and Universal Studios, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson came to the decision to delay the newest installment of the James Bond series until November 2020. The move came at the beginning of March, less than a month prior to the scheduled release date.
The release of the ninth movie in the iconic Fast and Furious franchise has been pushed back to April 2021. While other motion pictures are taking a few months to let things calm down, actor Vin Diesel stated, “it’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.”
The live-action remake of the classic Disney film has postponed its release date until later in 2020. The announcement came with declarations of relief from mainland China, one of Disney’s most important markets. Cinemas and theaters in that region have been closed since late January due to the rising pandemic.
Perhaps one of the more chilling films of the delayed line-up, Antlers was originally set for release on April 17. Searchlight Pictures, a subsidiary of Disney, followed a similar path as Mulan and has refrained from setting a specific date for release. Movie productions have been halted all over the globe to keep people as safe and healthy as possible.
More delayed movie productions include:
Fantastic Beasts 3
Jurassic World: Dominion
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Peter Pan & Wendy
Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings
The Little Mermaid
The Matrix 4
The Woman in the Window
Untitled Elvis Movie