the new normal: cinemas are closed, a year without a Marvel movie, and the
biggest movies are getting canceled or delayed to the next year, including
has been an absolutely catastrophic year for everyone, especially for the upcoming blockbuster films and box office, including the cinema
world and the movie freaks out there! Aren’t you already tired of facing your favourite movie delays?
movies have pushed a large chunk of their movies to the next year in response
to the current pandemic and cinema owners are currently scrambling to decide
whether it’s the right time to reopen cinemas. Though movie theatres are
gradually reopening in some states and other parts of the world (thanks to
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet!), China has decided to shut down theatres until
January 2021 in an attempt to contain the virus, and big production companies
have also halted their operations indefinitely.
many small-budget movies that are originally intended for theatrical debuts continued
with digital releases, tentpole
movies and The Fast Saga, just to
mention a few, either pushed to release in 2021 or are postponed indefinitely.
including No Time to Die, Black Widow, Avatar 2 and West Side Story
are also escalating to new release dates next year. Disney opted for a better
(read smarter) option and proceeded releasing two of its movies on online
that in mind, here is the full list of all the movies that have been cancelled
or delayed because of the pandemic, with new release 2020 or 2021 dates where available.
Movies that have been delayed to later this
No Time to Die
new chapter in the James Bond series was the first big movie to be delayed
because of covid-19. The movie, which was originally intended for release on
April 10th this year was delayed to November 20, but now it has
been further delayed to next year’s April.
release date: 2nd April 2021
latest animated movie about a jazz player whose soul has been trapped to the
great beyond is set to debut on November 20, after being delayed for four
months, June 19.
release date: 20th November 2020
Wonder Woman 1984
much-anticipated sequel of DC’s 2017 hit, Wonder Woman 1984 was expected to be
released in June, but was pushed to the release on August, then to October, and
lastly to Christmas.
just hope it does not delay further…
release day: 25th December 2020
Death on the Nile
movie revolves around the mysterious death of a young heiress (Gal Gadot) was
originally slated to release on October 19th, but was postponed to October 23,
and finally to 18th December.
release date: 18th December 2020
is a movie about a man named Guy who is a background character in a video game
that will soon go offline. It was originally intended to release on 3rd
July 2020, but now it’s slated to hit theatres on 9th December 2020.
release date: 9th December 2020
Movies that have been pushed to next year,
standalone movie of Marvel’s classic character, Black Widow was expected to be
the year’s biggest blockbusters but, unfortunately, Coronavirus ruined all of
that! The movie was slated for an initial release in May but was postponed to
November before being delayed to May 7, 2021.
release date: 7th May 2021
delay of “Black Widow” seemed to have created a domino effect for the other
Marvel Movies. Eternals was originally intended for a release in February and is
now scheduled to open on November 5, 2021.
release date: November 5, 2021
A Quite Place Part II
guys! No noise-hunting monsters this year!
Quiet Place II came close to releasing in the midst of the pandemic on
March 20, but Paramount delayed the film to September before pushing it again
to April 23, 2021.
release date: April 23, 2021
Top Gun: Maverick
sequel to 1986’s Top Gun was originally intended to release on June 24 before
being postponed to later this year on December 23. Paramount decided to delay
it again until July 2, 2021.
release date: 2nd July 2021
was fast and made many furious!
ninth installment of the “Fast & Furious” didn’t really play this delaying game.
As soon as COVID19 declared a global pandemic, Universal immediately slated the
movie’s release from May 22 to April 2, 2021.
release date: 2nd April 2021
are in no mood to come this year, as it has been rescheduled from July 10 to
March 5, 2021.
release date: 5th May 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
has no plans to get his new host this year. The sequel to the 2018 hit was
expected to open big for Sony in 2020. But the studio will have to compromise
for it being a hit next year when it releases on June 25, 2021.
Release date: 25th June 2021
killer Michael Myers has changed his plans of haunting us this October, as the
movie ‘Halloween kills’ has been rescheduled to October 15, 2021.
Release date: 15th October 2021
West Wide Story
Spielberg’s treatment of the musical street fight between the Jets and the
Sharks was intended to release during the holidays on December 19 this year.
Now it’s still set to release on holiday but not until next year.
release date: 10th December 2021
The Conjuring: The Devil Made me do it
latest case of the paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren was slated
to release on 11th September 2021, but now pushed to next year on 4th
sandworms this year! The most-anticipated sci-fi movie, Dune, starring
Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet was initially planned to release on 18th
December 2020 before being delayed to October 1, 2021.
Release Date: 1st October 2021.
Movies that have ditched theatres for
probably not any movie that has faced more wrath of 2020 than Disney’s Mulan.”
A live-action remake of the Disney’s classic animated Mulan was postponed
multiple times before the studio finally decided to drop the film on Disney Plus.
Trolls World Tour
World Tour may be a small movie, unlike any other in the list, but it has created
an equal impact in the film industry nonetheless. In March, the studio
announced to skip its theatre release date by dropping it to digital platforms.
The decision raised concerns over cinema’s future and streaming platforms and
even resulted in a small fight between Universal and AMC theatres (biggest
cinema chains in the world).
So, which one are you waiting for deliriously?