Corona movie recall


Sierra McIntosh '20, Reporter

With the total number of contracted cases of COVID-19 global cases reaching 775,306 according to John Hopkins University and Medicine, over 31 movies have been impacted by the virus, such as Marvel’s “Black Widow” being delayed for release and the production of “Fantastic Beasts 3” being halted.

    Along with this, no movies are scheduled for release for the next upcoming months; according to Vanity Fair, the earliest that audiences will be able to see a new film in theaters is on May 30th, with the release of Disney’s “Artemis Fowl”. So to deal with this, a lot of movie production companies such as Disney and WarnerMedia are releasing recent films scheduled to still be in theaters to streaming platforms early.

Still, The National Society of Theater Owners is remaining positive about the situation, stating, “No one can precisely predict when public life will return to normal, but it will return.” Major movie theater companies such as AMC Theaters are shutting down all of their US locations until further notice, putting a pause on Hollywood.

Some of the movies postponed due to the Coronavirus are the following:

  • A Quiet Place Part II- Original release date was March 20, 2020. The next date set for the film is “this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace,” Paramount stated.

  • Mulan (Disney)- The original release date was March 27, 2020. It is unknown what the new release date is as of now.

  • The New Mutants (X-Men Spinoff)- Before COVID-19, the movie was scheduled to be released on April 3, 2020. The new release date set for the film is unknown.

  • Peter Rabbit 2- Set to be April 3, 2020; that original date for the movie has been postponed until August 7, 2020.

  • No Time to Die (James Bond)- The latest Bond film in the franchise starring Daniel Craig as James Bond was supposed to be released on April 10, 2020. As of March 30, the film will be released on November 25, 2020.

  • Antlers (Disney)- Originally set to be released on April 17, 2020, the new horror movie acquired by Disney when they bought Fox Studios has been pushed to an unknown date.

  • Antebellum- It is postponed until an unknown date, but the film was scheduled for release on April 24, 2020.

  • Black Widow (Disney)- With an original release date of May 1, fans will have to wait for a new time to see the Marvel film as there is no current date for the movie to be released.

  • Spiral- The latest movie in the Saw franchise scheduled for release on May 15 has been pushed to a future date unknown as of now.

  • Fast and Furious 9 (F9)- The ninth movie in the series was supposed to be released on May 23 and is set for a new release on April 2, 2021.

  •  Wonder Woman 1984 (DC)- Set originally on June 5, the film is now scheduled for a release on August 14 instead.

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru- The movie was supposed to be released on July 3, but has an unknown new date for its future release.