All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGN

Concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to the closure of Disneyland, the cancellation of E3, the suspension of the NBA and NHL seasons, the postponement of WonderCon, and many more events that have been either axed entirely or delayed until a later date.

On top of this, many movies’ releases have also been pushed back, a trend that began earlier this month with the delay of Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film, No Time to Die. More studios have since followed suit, including Paramount, Universal, and Disney. Additionally, networks and studios have suspended or delayed filming on many major films and TV shows that are currently in production, and we also have a running list of all the shows and movies facing production delays at the bottom of this post.

First, here’s a quick look at all the movies that have been postponed (for far) in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Every Movie Release Date Delayed Because of Coronavirus

Fast & Furious 9

YoPAvtTHKHhhi4nD8neCCd-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe biggest push back, so far, has been Fast 9’s one-year delay. Universal has stated that the latest Fast & Furious franchise installment, which was originally set for a release this May, will now be released in April 2021.

In a statement to IGN, Universal Pictures confirmed that “We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on April 2.”

No Time to Die

b25_25594_r_rgb_copy-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNNo Time to Die, James Bond’s latest film, has been delayed until November 2020 “after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace.”

The film will now be released in theaters on November 12, 2020, in the U.K. and on November 25, 2020, in the US.

Mulan

mulan-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNDisney announced that its live-action remake of Mulan has been indefinitely delayed from its original release date of March 27. No new date has been given at this time.

A Quiet Place: Part II

A-Quiet-Place-2-Teaser-Trailer-720x379 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNJust a week out from its release, writer-director John Krasinski announced on Twitter that A Quiet Place: Part II has been delayed. As of now, Paramount has not scheduled a new date for the sequel.

The Lovebirds

EObSgqsUEAAPRW2-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNParamount has pushed back its theatrical release for The Lovebirds, a romantic action-comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae that was scheduled for release on April 3. No new date has been given at this time.

The New Mutants

disney-will-release-a-new-trailer-for-marvels-the-new-mutants-next-month-social-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNSadly, after years of sitting on the shelf, and then finally getting a release date, The New Mutants’ premiere has been postponed indefinitely. The film was due out on April 3. Disney is said to be looking at new potential 2020 release dates to be announced at a later date.

Antlers

antlers-movie-720x426 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNDisney is also delaying the release of their Searchlight horror title Antlers, which was slated to open April 17. No new release date has been given yet.

Blue Story

https-cdn.cnn_.com-cnnnext-dam-assets-191125113338-02-blue-story-film-grab-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNParamount’s Blue Story, directed by Andrew Onwubolu, centers on two London youths whose lives are scarred by gang warfare. The film was to be released on March 20 but now is another title with no current date set.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

peter-rabbit-2 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNSony has pushed the release date of the Peter Rabbit sequel to August 7. It was originally meant to arrive on March 27 in the U.K. and Europe and in the U.S. on April 3.

Black Widow

black-widow-poster-1567701141778 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNMarvel and Disney have postponed the next MCU film, Black Widow, which was previously scheduled for release on May 1 in the U.S. The first solo film for Scarlett Johanson’s Black Widow character does not currently have a new release set. Obviously the interconnectivity of the MCU makes such delays particularly difficult as the films (and soon, the Disney+ TV series) often rely on one another for story beats, characters, and more.

Spiral

od-d28-06227-cr3-1-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Saw franchise continuation/reboot starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson was slated to open May 15, but Lionsgate has removed it from the release calendar. No new date has been set yet. The horror film is directed by Saw series veteran Darren Lynn Bousman.

Antebellum

antebullum-720x405 All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNJanelle Monáe stars in this mind-bending horror-thriller that appears to take place in both the past and the present. The film was slated to open April 24 but Lionsgate has now bumped it from that date for the time being.

Every Movie and TV Show Production Delayed

On top of these finished films getting their release dates pushed back, many projects currently in production have halted. The biggest projects that have halted production include the following:

For more on this rapidly evolving situation, check out what a major movie studio executive told IGN about what to expect next for movies in 2020

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Do you need an escape during these trying times? Here’s a bunch of feel-good movies and shows you can stream right now.

Keep it locked into IGN for all the latest news from the entertainment world regarding COVID-19.

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Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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