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Here Are All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus — With Some New Release Dates

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Movie studios are scrambling to shift large chunks of their film release slates in response to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent cinema closures. (Or, now in some states and other parts of the world, gradual cinema re-openings. Thanks, Tenet!) China made the decision to shut down movie theaters and theme parks as far back as January in an effort to contain the outbreak, and prominent production companies have closed down indefinitely. While many smaller films that had day-and-date theatrical and on-demand debuts are proceeding with the digital parts of those releases, huge tentpole movies out of Marvel and The Fast saga, to name just a few, are either moving to 2021 or being delayed indefinitely. With that in mind, here is a guide to the movies that have been delayed so far because of COVID-19, with new release dates listed where available.

Antebellum

Moved from April 24, 2020, to August 20, 2020, to September 18, 2020, on demand.

Antlers

Moved from April 17, 2020, to February 19, 2021.

Artemis Fowl

Moved from May 29, 2020, to June 12, 2020, and it will premiere on Disney+ instead of in theaters.

The Artist’s Wife

Moved from April 3, 2020, to a TBD date.

Avatar

The next four Avatar movies will debut every other December beginning December 16, 2022 with Avatar 2, delayed one year from December 17, 2021.

A Quiet Place Part II

Moved from March 8, 2020, to September 6, 2020, then to April 23, 2021.

The Batman

Moved from June 25, 2021, to October 1, 2021.

The Beatles: Get Back

Moved from September 4, 2020 to August 27, 2021.

Bios

Moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021.

Black Widow

Moved from May 11, 2020, to November 6, 2020 to May 7, 2021.

Blue Story

Moved from March 20, 2020, to a May 5 video on-demand release.

Bob’s Burger’s

Moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021.

Bull

Moved from March 20, 2020, to a VOD release date of May 1, 2020.

Candyman

Initially pushed from June 12, 2020, to September 25, 2020, to October 16, 2020, but is now set for 2021, exact date to come.

Charm City Kings

The opening was shifted from April 10, 2020, to August 14, 2020, and then to August 21, 2020.

The Climb

Moved from March 20, 2020, to November 13, 2020.

Cruella

Moved from December 23, 2020 to May 28, 2021.

Death on the Nile

Moved from October 9, 2020 to October 23, 2020 to December 18, 2020.

Deep Water

Moved from November 13, 2020 to August 13, 2021

Deerskin

Moved from March 20, 2020, to VOD.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Moved from May 7, 2021, to March 25, 2022.

Dungeons & Dragons

Moved from November 19, 2021, to May 27, 2022.

The Empty Man

Moved from August 7, 2020 to December 4, 2020 to October 23, 2020.

Escape Room 2

Moved from August 14, 2020, to January 1, 2021.

The Eternals

Moved from November 6, 2020, to February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Moved from Fall 2020 to January 22, 2021.

F9

Moved from May 22, 2020, to April 2, 2021.

Fatherhood

This Kevin Hart movie was initially moved up from January 15, 2021, to October 23, 2020, but is now slated for April 2, 2021.

First Cow

Although the new Kelly Reichardt film did start its limited release on March 6, 2020, A24 announced that they will rerelease the film theatrically later on in 2020.

The Flash

Moved from July 1, 2022, to June 3, 2022.

Free Guy

Moved from July 3, 2020, to December 11, 2020.

The French Dispatch

Delayed indefinitely after moving from July 24, 2020, to October 16, 2020.

The Forever Purge

Moved from July 10, 2020, to July 9, 2021.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Moved from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Moved from November 20, 2020, to May 21, 2021.

Greenland

Moved from July 31, 2020 to August 14, 2020.

Greyhound

Moved from June 12, 2020, to July 10, 2020 for a release on Apple TV+.

Halloween Kills

Moved from October 16, 2020, to Friday, October 15, 2021.

Halloween Ends

Moved from October 15, 2021, to Friday, October 14, 2022.

In the Heights

Moved from June 26, 2020, to June 18, 2021.

Irresistible

Moved from May 29, 2020, to a June 26, 2020, VOD release.

Jungle Cruise

Moved from July 24, 2020, to July 30, 2021.

King Richard

Moved from November 21, 2020, to November 25, 2021.

The King’s Man

Moved from September 18, 2020 to Feb. 26, 2021 to February 12, 2021.

The Last Duel

Moved from January 8, 2021 to October 15, 2021.

Last Night in Soho

Moved from its September 25 release to April 23, 2021.

The Lovebirds

Moved from April 3, 2020, to a May 22 debut on Netflix.

Malignant

Moved from August 14, 2020, to a date TBD.

The Many Saints of Newark

Moved from Septemberr 25, 2020, to March 12, 2021.

The Matrix 4

Moved from May 21, 2021, to April 1, 2022.

Minions: Rise of Gru

Moved from July 3, 2020, to July 2, 2021.

Mission: Impossible 7

Moved from July 23, 2021, to November 19, 2021

Mission: Impossible 8

Moved from August 5, 2022, to November 4, 2022.

Morbius

Moved from July 31, 2020, to March 19, 2021.

Mulan

Set for September 4, 2020 on Disney+, after going from March 27, 2020, to July 24, 2020, to August 21, 2020.

My Spy

Moved from April 17, 2020 to June 26, when it will premiere digitally on Amazon.

The New Mutants

Moved from April 3, 2020, to August 28, 2020.

The Nightingale

Moved from December 25, 2020, to December 22, 2021.

No Time to Die

Moved from April 10, 2020, to November 25, 2020, then up to November 20, 2020.

Nobody

Moved from August 14, 2020, to February 26, 2021.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Moved from May 8, 2020, to August 14, 2020.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Moved from August 7, 2020, to January 15, 2021.

Praise This

Moved from September 25, 2020, to date TBD.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Moved from November 25, 2020, to March 12, 2021.

Ron’s Gone Wrong

Moved from November 6, 2020 to February 26, 2021 to April 23rd 2021.

Run

Moved from May 8, 2020, to a release date TBD.

Scoob!

Moved from a theatrical release on May 15, 2020, to digital release on May 15.

The Secret Garden

Moved from April 17, 2020, to August 14, 2020.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Moved from February 21, 2021, to May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021.

Shazam! 2

Moved from April 1, 2022, to November 4, 2022.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Moved from May 15, 2020, to May 20, 2021.

Soul

Moved from June 19, 2020, to November 20, 2020.

Star Wars

The next trio of Star Wars movies will premiere around Christmas every other year beginning on December 22, 2023.

Tenet

Moved from July 17, 2020, to July 31, 2020, to August 12, 2020, to Labor Day Weekend.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Moved from November 5, 2021, to February 11, 2022.

Tom & Jerry

Moved from December 23, 2020, to March 5, 2021.

The Tomorrow War

Moved from December 25, 2020, to July 23, 2021.

Top Gun: Maverick

Moved from June 24, 2020, to December 23, 2020, then July 2, 2021.

The Truth

Moved from March 20, 2020, to select theaters and VOD July 3.

Uncharted

Moved from March 5, 2021, to August 8, 2021, then to July 16, 2021.

Unhinged

Moved from July 1, 2020 to July 10, 2020.

Untitled Elvis Movie

Moved from October 1, 2021, to November 5, 2021.

Untitled Indiana Jones Movie

Moved from July 9, 2021, to July 29, 2022.

Untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home Sequel

Moved from July 16, 2021, to November 5, 2021, then to December 17, 2021 domestically.

Untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel

Moved from April 8, 2022, to October 7, 2022.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Moved from October 2, 2020, to June 25, 2021.

West Side Story

Moved from December 18, 2020 to December 10, 2021.

The Witches

Moved off of the 2021 schedule from October 9.

Without Remorse

Moved from September 18, 2020, to October 2, 2020.

The Woman in the Window

Moved from May 15, 2020, to a date TBD.

Wonder Woman 1984

Moved from June 5, 2020, to August 14, 2020, to October 2, 2020, then to December 25, 2020.

Working Man

Moved from a theatrical release on March 27, 2020, to a VOD release on May 5, 2020.

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