The disease (Covid-19) spread worldwide led to the closure of Disneyland, suspensions of the NBA and NHL seasons, and many more events that have been canceled or postponed. This disease also had a significant impact not just on Hollywood but also on the larger entertainment industry. Because of this, various productions also shut down for several months before picking back up with filming. All the studios, including Paramount, Universal, and Disney, followed the same suit under this pandemic period. The delays due to pandemics have shifted how people watch films. Also, Werner Bros delivers films simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, with Paramount+ primed to accomplish something comparable on the streaming service after 45 days of theatrical release. On top of this, various movie releases have also been pushed back. Here’s a quick look at all the movies delayed due to coronavirus.
List of Movies Impacted by Covid-19 Pandemic
The covid-19 pandemic impact is not only on the human body but is also impacted entertainment of them. Unfortunately, from No Time to Die to the Personal History of the David Copper Field, all the films, release date delayed. It was necessary to delay the release date of these stunning films and series to help in preventing the spread of Covid – 19.
1. No Time to Die
No Time to Die is James Bond’s latest film. It has been postponed until November 2020, after evaluating the global theatrical marketplace. No time to die release date was November 12, 2020, in the U.K. But it was delayed once more, first to April 2021 and now to October 8, 2021.
2. Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway
After six days of No Time to Die was officially postponed, sony announced the same with Peter Rabbit 2: The Runway. It was initially scheduled to open in the U.K. and other international territories on March 27, and then it changed globally to August 7. However, it was delayed once again till June 11, 2021.
3. A Quiet Place Part II
A Quiet Place Part II writer and director, John Krasinski, announced that it has been delayed. Therefore, paramount has rescheduled it for September 4, 2020. However, it is delayed once again, and now it will release on May 28, 2021. Fans of a quiet place film series are waiting for its second part release desperately.
Eternal was scheduled to be released in November 2020 and then moved to February 2021. However, it pushed again to release on November 5, 2021. It becomes the third MCU( Marvel Cinematic Universe) film released in phase four after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Black Widow.
5. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are considered the third film in Phase Four of the MCU. Now, because of all the delays, it will release after Black Widow. This film was to be released in February 2021. Shang-Chi will now open on July 9, 2021.
Antlers were also delayed by Disney, which was slated to be open on April 17. It was decided to release on February 19, 2021, but again delayed like all other films to October 29, 2021.
7. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 is the 8th film in the franchise. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was slated from September 2020 to June 4, 2021, for release.
8. The Batman
The Batman also delayed like other films and pushed to October 1, 2021. Moreover, its star Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, it was being halted for the second time during the pandemic.
Cruella is a live-action film following the villain from 101 Dalmatians starring Emma Stone finally got a trailer. After the pandemic, its new release date delayed the film’s premiere from December 2020 to May 28, 2021.
10. Fast & Furious 9
Series lead and producer Vin Diesel Promising Fast and Furious 9 wouldn’t be moved from the May 2020 release date in response to the coronavirus. But unfortunately, an unexpected situation resulted in the delay in this film too. It is officially pushed back to April 2, 2021. However, this date also changed again, and now it will open in theatres on June 25, 2021.
11. The Woman In The Window
The Woman in the Window, director Joe Wright’s thriller, starring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman, was initially scheduled for May 15, 2020, but that didn’t happen. The second time, it was delayed and pushed back to release on May 14, 2021, on Netflix.
12. Black Widow
Disney and Marvel Studios took Black Widow Solo movie off the calendar. Following the removal of this film from the release calendar, Marvel announced that the film will release on May 7, 2021.
13. Spiral: From The Book Of Saw
This horror film is directed by series veteran Darren Lynn Bousman. Its trailer has gone well with longtime Saw fans. The film was shifted from May 2020 to May 21, 2021. So, unfortunately, those who are waiting to watch it will have to wait a little longer.
14. The Flash
This film was first announced by Ezra Miller in 2014. However, the Flash movie was already delayed due to the pandemic. It had to be landed in July 2022, but the film was delayed to November 4, 2022.
15. In The Heights
The coronavirus pandemic has led to several movies shutting down the production and release of films. The big-screen musical, In the Heights is based on a Broadway sensation. In The Heights is created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. However, Miranda has confirmed the film’s official date June 26, 2020. Now it is shifted to June 18, 2021.
Malignant is a horror film of James Wan’s was also facing a casualty of the pandemic closures. This movie was officially scheduled to open on August 14, 2020. However, it will now release on September 10, 2021
17. Minions: The Rise Of Gru
The full name of the film Illumination’s Minions: Rise of Gru shifted to July 2021 from July 2020. However, this animation is officially pushed back to July 1, 2022.
18. The King’s Man
The King’s Man was initially scheduled to be released in November 2019 before being moved to February 2020, then to September 2020, February 2021, and March 2021. Now, the film will be released on August 20, 2021.
The Jared Leto-led Morbius is a Marvel comic book. It serves as the second installment in Sony’s Spider-Man villain franchise after Venom. However, it also takes place in the MCU due to Sony. It will now hit theatres on October 9, 2021.
20. Godzilla Vs. Kong
Godzilla and Kong in this film are two powerful forces of nature. They clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. Considering the film release date, this film moved from November 2020 to May 2021 and then shifted to March 31, 2021. Godzilla vs. Kong was released in theaters and on HBO Max. It is one of the top movie releases this month.
21. Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick was shifted to June 24, but now it shifted to June 24, but it hit theaters on December 23. The Top Gun sequel spent 34 years in its making. Paramount officially shifted the release date for this movie from December 23, 2020, to July 2, 2021.
22. Free Guy
Free Guy is an action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as an NPC in an open-world video game. It was released on the 4th of July, which is a holiday weekend. Once again, though, due to coronavirus Disney moved the film back for five months to December 11. However, nothing remained the same, and the film was pushed to May 21, 2021.
23. Jungle Cruise
Disney has shifted Jungle Cruise for an entire year to July 30, 2021. Also, it is the second significant release date change for the Disney Theme park adventure. Jungle Cruise fans are excited for its release and hoping that it will play well at the box office whenever it comes out.
24. Mission: Impossible 7
Mission: Impossible 7 was to be released in July 2021 but is now delayed due to a pandemic. It is now booked for theatrical release on November 19, 2021. Moreover, people are excited about its release. A direct sequel also directed by McQuarrie is to be released on November 4, 2022.
25. The Matrix 4
The Matrix 4 was initially scheduled for May 2021 to December 22, 2021. This film was directed by Lana Wachowski, and new additions of this film include Jada Pinkett Smith, Priyanka Chopra, Patrick Neil Harris, and Yahya Abdul-Maten II.
Paramount has delayed the official release date of this movie until September 24, 2021, after initially delaying it from May 2021. Like A Quiet Place Part II, Infinite will debut on Paramount 45 days after its theatrical release.
Let There Be Carnage:-The Jared Leto-led Morbius, a Marvel comic book adaptation that serves as the second installment in Sony’s Spider-Man villain franchise after Venom. The fact the film takes place in the MCU is all the more reason for Sony to move it somewhere safe, long after the ongoing health crisis has ended. As such, it will now release in theaters on October 9, 2021.
28. Death On The Nile
Originally slated for October 2020, Death on the Nile, directed by Kenneth Branagh, who stars alongside a large ensemble cast that includes Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, and Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie, extended from December 2020 to September 17, 2021.
29. The Spongebob Movie
Sponge On The Run:-The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run was initially announced to hit theaters on August 7. Now it is delayed to 2021. However, the company confirmed that all seasons of sponge bob sqaurentsPants will stream the company and confirm today.
Antebellum is a horror film whose release date was September 18, 2020. It’s directed and written by Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz. Jena Malone, Gabourey Sidibe, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Janelle Monae, Eric Lange, Marque Richardson, Tongayi Chirisa, Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles are included in its cast.
31. Trolls World Tour
The trolls world tour discovers six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands having different kinds of music. Its initial release was March 11, 2020. Due to covid 19, it was released on video on demand.
32. Indiana Jones 5
Indiana Jones 5 hit theaters on July 29, 2022. Also, Indiana Jones 5 is the familiar title of an upcoming fifth theatrical installment. The Director of Indiana Jones 5 is James Mangold, and the music is composed by John Williams. This film was going to be the reunion of a lifetime with Harrison Ford reprising the lead role. Considering its release date, there have been a hefty amount of changes.
33. The Personal History of David Copperfield
This film is based on the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity, with his own adventures and the web of friends and enemies he meets along his way. The initial release of this film was on January 20, 2020, in the U.K. Its director is Armando Iannucci, and the extended release date is January 29, 2021.
Similar Article: A Brief Guide to the Top Movies Releases in This Month
Various networks and studios have suspended or delayed many notable films in production and were ready to release. Movie theater screenings are also no longer a thing, and studios also kept delaying many films before sending them straight to streaming and on-demand or pushing back release until 2021. Above, mentioned are the movies that have been postponed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.