Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGN

UPDATE, May 1, 2020: This story has been updated with the latest information available.

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 in March with the delay of Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film, No Time to Die.

All the studios have since followed suit, including Paramount, Universal, and Disney. Additionally, networks and studios have suspended or delayed filming on their major films and TV shows that were 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 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 in March that its live-action remake of Mulan had been indefinitely delayed from its original release date of March 27. It has now been given a new release date of July 24.

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. Paramount has rescheduled the sequel for September 4, 2020.

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 to open April 3. Netflix has set a May 22, 2020 premiere date for the film.

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 and the MCU

black-widow-poster-1567701141778 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNMarvel and Disney postponed the next MCU film, Black Widow, in March. It was previously scheduled for release on May 1 in the U.S. The first solo film for Scarlett Johanson’s Black Widow character, the film now has a November 6 release date. That was previously Marvel’s Eternals’ spot. Essentially, what has happened as a result of Black Widow’s delay is all of the current Marvel films are also getting bumped. Eternals now moves to Feb. 12, 2021, which was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ old date. Shang-Chi gets May 7, 2021, which was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ old date. Doctor Strange 2 was first moved to Nov. 5, 2021, which was where Thor: Love and Thunder used to sit, but the good doctor was subsequently pushed again to March 25, 2022. The fourth Thor movie now will hit on Feb. 11, 2022. Meanwhile, Black Panther 2 still has its May 8, 2022 perch, and Captain Marvel 2 is now set for July 8, 2022, which the studio had previously claimed for a TBD title. Additionally, Disney has removed two films from its schedule (an untitled March 25, 2022, live-action movie and an untitled April 8, 2022, 20th Century Fox film). It replaced the Fox film with a Disney live-action film and has also set “an event movie” for July 9, 2021. Whew.

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 postponed it a whole year to May 21, 2021. The horror film is directed by Saw series veteran Darren Lynn Bousman.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run

spongebob-sponge-on-the-run-1573755009689-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNParamount’s The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run had previously shifted from its original May 22 release date to July 31, but now the studio has pushed the animated film back another week to August 7, 2020.

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 to August 21, 2020.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

minions-ROG-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNAfter Universal initially announced that they would be unable to finish the Minions sequel in tie for its original July 2020 release, the studio subsequently set a July 2, 2021 release date for it (yes, exactly a year from when it supposed to open). Universal also postponed Sing 2 to December 22, 2021 and has indefinitely delayed its screen adaptation of Wicked.

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. The studio made its animated film Trolls World Tour available to consumers on-demand day and date with its original theatrical release date (April 10 in the US and UK).

Pixar’s Soul

soulblog-1573137951052 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNDisney postponed their Pixar Animation title Soul from its original June 19, 2020 date to November 20, 2020.

Infinite

mark-wahlberg-antoine-fuqua-infinite-instagram-1582952657916 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe release of director Antoine Fuqua’s sci-fi/action film Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor, has been rescheduled from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021.

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.”

The Batman

the-batman Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Batman has halted production indefinitely, prompting Warner Bros. to push its release to Oct. 1, 2021.

Top Gun: Maverick

TGM-1280-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNTop Gun: Maverick was to have opened June 24 but will now hit theaters December 23 instead.

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 delayed a whole year to June 18, 2021.

Scoob!

scoob-720x405 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNWarner Bros. announced they are dropping plans to release Scoob! theatrically and will instead debut it on premium VOD and digital ownership in the U.S. and Canada on May 15, 2020.

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 then October 8, 2021 but is now scheduled for July, 16, 2021.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya2-720x464 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNDisney postponed the release of their animated film Raya and the Last Dragon from November 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021.

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.

Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2

spider-man-3-spider-verse-2 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNSony has moved its untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel from July 16, 2021, to Nov. 5, 2021. And Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 has been pushed from April 8, 2022, to Oct. 7, 2022.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

venom Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNVenom 2 has been delayed eight months, from October 2, 2020, to June 25, 2021. With the news of the delay, the film’s full title was also released: Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Huh, one has to wonder who the bad guy will be in this one?

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.

The Tomorrow War

the-tomorrow-war-720x538 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNParamount’s The Tomorrow War — a sci-fi/action movie starring Chris Pratt — had been scheduled to open Dec. 25 but has been rescheduled for wide release on July 23, 2021.

Candyman

candyman Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNMGM and Universal’s Candyman reboot from writer-producer Jordan Peele and director Nia DaCosta, and starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), has been pushed to a September 25, 2020 opening. Praise This, a romantic drama also from the studio, had previously held that date but now has a TBD release.

Artemis Fowl

artemis-fowl Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation of the beloved YA book by Eoin Colfer will not get a theatrical release now and is instead heading directly to Disney+. The film had originally been planned for a May 29, 2020, theatrical release but will now debut on Disney+ on June 12, 2020.

Jungle Cruise

jungle-cruise Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt adaptation of the classic Disney ride had previously held a July 24, 2020, release date. That has now gone to Mulan, which means Jungle Cruise has been bumped a year to July 30, 2021.

Indiana Jones 5

indiana-jones-5 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNWhile Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones 5 technically doesn’t even have a director at the moment (James Mangold is rumored to be in discussions to take the reins), it did have a release date of July 9, 2021. That has now been bumped all the way to July 29, 2022.

Free Guy

free-guy Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Ryan Reynolds video game comedy from 20th Century Studios was slated for this summer on July 3 but has been moved to December 11.

The Woman in the Window

Woman-in-the-Window Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNDirector Joe Wright’s thriller The Woman in the Window, starring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman, was originally scheduled for May 15, 2020. It is currently undated.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The-Personal-History-of-David-Copperfield Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel, does not have a release date in the U.S. at the moment. It was released in the U.K. in January and originally intended for release in America in May of 2020.

The French Dispatch

french-dispatch Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNWes Anderson’s The French Dispatch was to be released on July 24, 2020, but has been moved to October 16.

Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0

shin-evangelion Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNEvangelion 3.0 + 10.0 (also known as Shin Evangelion) has been delayed indefinitely from its planned June 27 release in Japan. An announcement post says: “As for the future release schedule, as soon as it is decided, we will inform you immediately on the “Evangelion” official website”. The movie – the last in a series of four new Evangelion films – has no scheduled western release date.

Mission: Impossible 7 and 8

missionimpossible Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGNThe Tom Cruise action perennial is also delayed. M:I 7 was expected to hit on July 23, 2021, but has been pushed to Nov. 19, 2021. And M:I 8 has gone from Aug. 5, 2022, to Nov. 4, 2022. Shooting on 7 was expected to start in Italy in February but was halted due to the pandemic.

John Wick: Chapter 4

johnwickchapter3-blogroll-1557343746903 Updated: All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus | IGN

The fourth installment of the John Wick action franchise was originally slated to hit theaters on May 21, 2021, but has been pushed back to May 27, 2022. John Wick 4’s original 2021 release date would have seen it open against The Matrix 4, another highly anticipated sequel starring Keanu Reeves..

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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