It is not a shock that a lot of movies have either been postponed or rescheduled causing a huge reshuffle of the release schedule throughout 2020 and into 2021.
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Here’s a list of 10 movie releases delayed by the coronavirus outbreak so far:
Original Date: March 27, 2020
New Date: July 24, 2020
Mulan is a 2020 American action drama film directed by Niki Caro, with the screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film is based on the Chinese folklore “The Ballad of Mulan” and is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name. The film stars Liu Yifei in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles.
Original Date: June 2020
New Date: August 14, 2020
Like many other films, the second Wonder Woman 1984 release date has been delayed by Covid-19. Diana may have faced down the actual God of War in her previous outing, but now she has another villain to face: Maxwell Lord. Lord, in the character’s cinematic debut, is a master of manipulating human desires: we see Pascal’s face all over television screens in the trailer, so it’ll be interesting to see how his powers manifest in 1984.
Original Date: June 12, 2020
New Date: September 25, 2020
A sequel to Candyman, The 1992 original transported the events of Clive Barker’s book from Liverpool to Cabrini-Green in Chicago, a deprived public housing development, and became one of the decade’s most acclaimed horror films. The plot returns to the same area but with a far different community in residence. The surviving baby from the first film, Anthony McCoy, is now a visual artist who becomes interested in the Candyman legend. The film stars Us and Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and If Beale Street Could Talk’s Teyonah Parris.
Original Date: May 1, 2020
New Date: November 6, 2020
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.
Original Date: April, 2020
New Date: November 25, 2020
No time to die is the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film series produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik and Billy Magnussen joining the cast.
Original Date: July 3, 2020
New Date: December 11, 2020
In Twentieth Century Fox’s epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi,
Original Date: June 24, 2020
New Date: December 23, 2020
Top Gun: Maverick is an upcoming American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie and a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks. It is the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun. The film stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. Cruise and Kilmer reprise their roles from the first film.
Original Date: November 6, 2020
New Date: February 12, 2021
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
Original Date: July 10, 2020
New Date: March 5, 2021
The Ghostbusters are coming back to the big screen with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, continuing the story that began with the original 1984 movie. Co-written and directed by Juno and Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will bring back many of the original movie’s cast members, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson.
Original Date: July 31, 2020
New Date: March 19, 2021
Michael Morbius attempts to cure his life-long blood disease with experimental vampire bat science. In the process, he turns himself into a living vampire, tortured by his life-sustaining thirst. Morbius, which is set to star Jared Leto as the titular, blood-craving antihero, now has its first trailer. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Life) and will introduce the popular character who has been both enemy and ally to Spider-Man over the years.
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