From 'Bond' to 'Mulan': All the Films Delayed Due to Coronavirus
As concerns about the coronavirus continue to upend the entertainment industry, every major studio has delayed the U.S. releases of its films that were due out in the coming months.
The 25th installment in the James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, was the first title to announce a major release push, with numerous studio tentpoles — Disney's Mulan, Universal's Fast 9 and Marvel's Black Widow — following suit.
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The vast majority of cinemas have been closed in the U.S. since March 20. As of mid-April, theaters are hoping to begin opening by the end of June, albeit with social distancing measures in place.
See a list of nationwide releases that have been delayed below, listed in alphabetical order.
Antlers The Guillermo Del Toro-produced thriller was set for an April 17 release via Searchlight Pictures. Disney has yet to announce a new date.
Antebellum The Janelle Monae-starrer was pushed from its April 24 release and remains undated by Lionsgate for the time being.
A Quiet Place Part II Paramount has pushed the follow-up to the John Krasinski-directed thriller to Sept. 4.
Black Widow The Disney and Marvel Studios stand-alone was due out May 1 and will instead open Nov. 6.
Bob's Burger Disney is moving the animated feature based on the popular Fox TV series from its July 17 date back to April 9, 2021.
Candyman The anticipated horror reboot from director Nia DaCosta and producer Jordan Peele is being pushed back from June 12 to Sept. 25.
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness The Marvel movie has moved again from Nov. 5, 2021 to March 25, 2022. The film was initially slated to premiere May 7, 2021.
The Eternals The Marvel stand-alone will be moving from Nov. 6 (this date is now taken by Black Widow) to Feb. 12, 2021.
F9 The ninth film in the Universal franchise has been pushed back nearly a year from May 22 to April 2, 2021.
Fatherhood Sony moved the Paul Weitz-directed drama, based on Matthew Logelin's Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, from Oct. 23 to Jan. 15, 2021.
Free Guy The Ryan Reynolds action movie was set for a July 3 bow. Disney has moved the 20th Century title to Dec. 11.
French Dispatch Disney is moving the latest Wes Anderson movie from Searchlight from July 24 to Oct. 16.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife The latest reboot of the spooky comedy franchise, this one directed by Jason Reitman and starring Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon, has been moved from July 10 to March 5, 2021.
Greyhound The Tom Hanks-led movie, which had been been set to open June 12, doesn't yet have a new release date.
Indiana Jones 5 The as-yet untitled Indiana Jones pic is moving back a year from July 9, 2021, to July 29, 2022.
In the Heights The movie adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda stage musical was set to hit theaters June 26. The film is now scheduled to open June 18, 2021.
Infinite Antoine Fuqua's action-thriller, starring Mark Wahlberg, had been set to bow May 7. The Paramount movie will now hit theaters May 28, 2021, the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend.
Jackass A Paramount film based on the MTV stunt-prank reality series had been set to release on March 5, 2021. The film is now rescheduled to release on July 2, 2021.
Jungle Cruise The Disney tentpole based on the popular Disneyland ride is being delayed a year from July 24 to July 30, 2021.
The Lovebirds The April 3 release of the Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani-starring comedy has been postponed. Paramount has since sold the movie to Netflix.
Malignant The James Wan-directed horror pic has been moved off of its Aug. 14 spot, which has now been taken over by fellow Warner Bros. title Wonder Woman 1984. The studio has yet to announce a new release date.
Minions: The Rise of Gru The animated movie from Universal and Illumination was originally set to debut July 3, but it is now set to open July 2, 2021.
Morbius The Jared Leto vehicle, based on a Marvel Comics character, has shifted its release date from July 31 to March 19, 2021.
Mulan Disney postponed the March 27 release of its live-action movie and is now planning a July 24 release.
The New Mutants The long-delayed X-Men movie was due out April 3 via 20th Century Studios, but it was pushed by Disney to a yet-to-be announced date later this year.
Nobody Universal delayed the release of the Bob Odenkirk action-thriller from Aug. 14 to Feb. 26, 2021.
No Time to Die MGM postponed the U.S. release of the latest James Bond movie from April 10 to Nov. 25.
The Personal History of David Copperfield The Searchlight title starring Dev Patel was originally set to bow May 8; Disney has yet to announce a new release date.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway The animated sequel was initially rescheduled to debut Aug. 7. It is now set to open Jan. 15, 2021.
Run The follow-up from the Searching team has been pulled from its May 8 release. Lionsgate has yet to announce a new date.
Scoob! The Scooby Doo animated feature will now bypass cinemas and debut digitally on May 15, its original release date in theaters.
Shang Chi The Marvel movie is moving from its Feb 12, 2021, date, which is now occupied by The Eternals, to May 7, 2021.
Soul Pixar's animated adventure film has been pushed from June 19 to Nov. 20.
Spiral Lionsgate will no longer release the Chris Rock-fronted Saw installment on May 15. A new date has not been determined.
Untitled Spider-Man Sequel Sony and Marvel Studios are delaying the release of the next Spider-Man installment from July 16, 2021, to Nov. 5, 2021.
The Batman Warner Bros. has shifted the Matt Reeves film starring Robert Pattinson from June 25, 2021, to Oct. 1, 2021.
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run Previously scheduled for May 22, it is now slated to bow Aug. 7.
Thor: Love & Thunder The fourth Thor film has moved from Feb. 18, 2022 to Feb. 11, 2022.
The Tomorrow War Initially set to bow at Christmas, the studio has not yet announced a new date.
Top Gun: Maverick The sequel has been pushed back from June 24 to Dec. 23.
Uncharted Viewers will have to wait even longer for the long-gestating video game adaptation, which has moved its release date from March 5, 2021, to Oct. 8, 2021.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Sony's superhero sequel is pushing back its release date of Oct. 2 to June 25, 2021.
Wicked Universal's adaptation of the hit Broadway musical will no longer open Dec. 22, 2021. The studio has not yet set a new date.
Woman in the Window 20th Century's thriller starring Amy Adams was originally set to bow May 15. Disney has yet to determine a new release date.
Wonder Woman 1984 The anticipated sequel starring Gal Gadot has been pushed from June 5 to Aug. 14.
This list will be updated as more titles are delayed.
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