Updated: 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.

March 30, 2020: This story has been updated with the latest information available.

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Every Movie Release Date Delayed Because of Coronavirus

Fast & Furious 9

YoPAvtTHKHhhi4nD8neCCd-720x405 Updated: 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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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.

Black Widow

black-widow-poster-1567701141778 Updated: 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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

minions-ROG-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGN Universal has postponed the July release of Illumination’s sequel, Minions: The Rise of Gru. “In response to the severity of the situation in France, we are temporarily closing our Illumination Mac Guff studio in Paris,” Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri said in a statement obtained by THR. “With this decision we are abiding by the French Government’s guidelines and doing everything possible to slow the spread of the virus as we care for our artists and their families.  This means we will be unable to finish Minions: The Rise of Gru in time for our planned global releases in late June and early July.  While we all grapple with the enormity of this crisis, we must put the safety and protection of our employees above all.   We look forward to finding a new release date for the return of Gru and the Minions.”

Trolls World Tour

trolls-WT-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe show goes on for this DreamWorks Animation sequel … but in a different and very experimental way. Universal became the first major Hollywood studio to break the traditional window separating when a new movie release debuts in theaters to when it is available on-demand. In an announcement Monday, the studio said its upcoming animated film Trolls World Tour will be available to consumers on-demand day and date with its original theatrical release date (April 10 in the US and UK).

Wonder Woman 1984

ww84-1280-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNWonder Woman 1984 will shift from its original June 5 release date to August 14. “We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema,” director Patty Jenkins tweeted. “In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then.”

In the Heights

in-the-heights-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed stage musical has been indefinitely postponed from its original June 26 release date.

Scoob!

scoob-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe biggest mystery facing the Mystery, Inc. gang now is when their CG-animated movie will debut. Warner Bros. has indefinitely postponed Scoob! from its original May 15 release date.

Malignant

malignant-1280-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNDirector James Wan’s next horror film has been indefinitely postponed. Its original August 14 release date is now occupied by Wonder Woman 1984.

Greyhound

greyhound Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNOn March 30, Sony Pictures pushed the release dates of several of its upcoming films all the way to 2021, though a couple of projects now no longer have a release date. That includes this Tom Hanks World War II drama, which was pushed from a June 2020 release to a TBD date. (Interestingly, the Kevin Hart starrer Fatherhood actually got bumped to an October 23, 2020, release from January 15, 2021.)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

ghostbusters-afterlife Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Ghostbusters sequel was supposed to hit in July of this summer but has been pushed to almost a year from now, on March 5, 2021.

Morbius

morbius Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Jared Leto-starring Marvel/Sony production is now set for March 19, 2021, bumped from its previous July 31, 2020, perch.

Uncharted

uncharted Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe eternally delayed adaptation of Uncharted is delayed once more. The Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg production was slated for March 5, 2021, and now has been pushed to October 8, 2021. That’s practically 2022, guys.

Untitled Sony Marvel Film

marvel-sony Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNWe’re not sure what this mystery project is. Spider-Man 3? Venom 3? Morbius 2? Whatever it was, it went from a planned release date of October 8, 2021, to a TBD date now.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

peter-rabbit-2 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNSony has also pushed the release date of the Peter Rabbit sequel to January 15, 2021. It was originally meant to arrive on March 27 in the U.K. and Europe and, most recently, in the U.S. in August.

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… [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/03/13/how-coronavirus-delays-are-impacting-2020-movies-ign-now”%5D 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. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] 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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