With the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, many things have changed about our everyday lives. One example of this is the lack of new movies being released. This is due to the fact that most movie theaters remain closed, and many productions have been forced to shut down due to members of the cast and crew getting Covid. Below is a list of movies that have been delayed due to the pandemic, with information on their updated release dates.
Some movies that have been delayed include:
Marvel’s Black Widow was originally going to come out in theaters on May 1st , but was delayed to November 6th, and then again to May 7th 2021. Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the 24th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour.
Wonder Woman 1984:
Although they finished filming at the end of 2018, the second Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine has been pushed back to December 25th, seven months after its original release date, June 5th.
In the Heights:
In the Heights was directed by Jon Chu, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical was set to be released in theaters on June 26th, but its release date has been delayed until June 18th 2021. The film is based on the stage musical by Hudes and Miranda written in 2007, and it stars Hamilton actor Anthony Ramos.
The fourth movie in the Ghostbusters series, starring Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd was originally set to come to theaters on July 10th, but its release date has been postponed to June 11th 2021. Even though this is the fourth movie in the series, it is the direct sequel to Ghostbusters (1984), and Ghostbusters ll (1989), and is set thirty years after the second film.
This science fiction film starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya was originally set to be released on December 18th 2020, but was pushed back to October 1st, 2021. This is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the novel, written in 1965 by Frank Herbert.
Marvel’s The Eternals directed by Chloe Zhao was going to come out in theaters on November 6th, but was postponed until February 12th 2021, and then to November 5th, 2021. This movie is intended to be the 26th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
James Bond No Time To Die:
The 25th installment in the James Bond film series, and Daniel Craig’s fifth and final film in the series was originally set to be released on April 8th, but it has been pushed back until April 2nd, 2021. Development started in 2016, and No Time To Die will be the first James Bond film distributed by Universal Studios.
Uncharted starring Tom Holland and directed by Ruben Fleischer was set to be released on December 18th 2020, but has been delayed until July 16th 2021. This movie has recently finished filming after more than ten years in development.
West Side Story:
West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg was going to come out on December 18th 2020, and was postponed until December 10th 2021. This movie is the second film adaption of 1957 Broadway musical, the first movie was released in 1961.
Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, and Jodie comer, directed by Shawn Levy was originally set to be released on July 3rd, but as of now it has been pushed back until December 11th.
Bios starring Tom Hanks and directed by Miguel Sapochnik was going to be released on October 2nd, but has been delayed until April 16th 2021. This upcoming science fiction drama film finished production in May of 2019.