'Black Widow,' 'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'No Time to Die,' 'Eternals,' 'Indiana Jones 5': All the major blockbuster movies that have been delayed due to the coronavirus

Ethan Alter
·Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
·29-min read
Scarlet Johansson in 'Black Widow,' one of the many major movies that has had its release date postponed due to the coronavirus. (Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / © Marvel Studios / Courtesy Everett Collection)
Scarlet Johansson in Black Widow, one of the many major movies that has had its release date postponed due to the coronavirus. (Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / © Marvel Studios / Courtesy Everett Collection)

Updated Sept. 23: At the beginning of September, Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan hoped to kickstart the fall moviegoing season — and make up for a summer movie season upended by the coronavirus pandemic — by releasing Tenet in multiplexes across America. (Minus the country’s biggest markets, Los Angeles and New York, where most theaters remain closed due to pandemic restrictions.) It was a gamble that hasn’t paid off: While the film has performed will internationally, Tenet is struggling to attract domestic audiences, grossing less than $40 million in U.S. cinemas. Those underwhelming results have already led Warner Bros. to once again delay its next blockbuster, Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman 1984, until late December.

The same weekend that Tenet went into theaters, Disney released Mulan as a premium title on the Disney+ streaming service, with somewhat more successful results. In an obvious response to Tenet’s theatrical woes, the company has completely revamped its release schedule, pushing most of its biggest movies out of 2020 and into 2021. As of now, Disney only plans to release four movies theatrically for the rest of the year: the thriller The Empty Man on Oct. 23, Pixar’s Soul on Nov. 20, Ryan Reynolds’s video game comedy Free Guy on Dec. 11 and Kenneth Branagh’s murder mystery, Death on the Nile, on Dec. 18.

In the biggest sign of how the pandemic has upended the company’s carefully-laid plans, Black Widow which was intended to launch Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — has been delayed until May 7, 2021, a full year after its original release date. The MCU will instead return with the Disney+ series, WandaVision, which released its first trailer during the Emmys and is anticipated to premiere on the streaming service before the end of the year. Black Widow’s postponement also pushes back the next two big-screen Marvel adventures, Shang-Chi and Eternals, which move to July 9 and Nov. 5, respectively.

Meanwhile, Disney’s big Oscar hopeful, Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, has been pushed back to next year’s awards season. The musical will now open on Dec. 10, 2021, and will likely compete for next year’s Best Picture trophy alongside other delayed prestige projects like The Last Duel and Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis movie starring Tom Hanks. It’ll still be a Jet all the way.

Updated Aug. 4: After months of postponements, Disney has thrown in the theatrical towel on Mulan. Variety is reporting that the live version of the 1998 animated favorite will bypass multiplexes and debut as a Disney+ premium exclusive on Sept. 4. Subscribers to the streaming service will receive “premiere access” to Mulan for a $29.99 fee. “We’re looking at Mulan as a one-off, as opposed to saying there’s some new business windowing model that we’re looking at,” Disney CEO, Bob Chapek, explained on a company earnings call. “We find it very interesting to take a premiere offering to consumers at that $29.99 price and learn from it.”

Significantly, Disney will release Mulan on Disney+ the same day that Warner Bros. is hoping to open Tenet in select U.S. cities. The studio plans to release Christopher Nolan’s latest film in 70 countries internationally on August 26, with a domestic roll-out to follow on Labor Day weekend. But as coronavirus infection rates remain a concern in a large swath of the country, it’s unclear which cities will be able to host theatrical screenings of Tenet. With Mulan’s shift to Disney+, Nolan’s film is now to the only major studio movie that’s hoping to welcome moviegoers back to theaters in September.

Updated July 27: Tenet’s on-again, off-again release is now on again... for international audiences that is. After indefinitely postponing Christopher Nolan’s latest film last week, Warner Bros. is now planning to open the movie in 70 overseas markets on August 26. According to Variety, those countries include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom — all places where theaters have re-opened in the wake of falling coronavirus infection rates.

American audiences, meanwhile, will tentatively have to wait until Labor Day weekend for their own chance to experience Tenet. Warner Bros. is hoping to release the film in select cities starting September 3. The specific line-up of cities depends largely on which states will have managed the ongoing pandemic successfully enough to re-open multiplexes. The studio is also holding off on releasing the film in China, where exhibitors were until recently not able to program films that ran longer than two hours in length. (Tenet’s reported runtime is just over two-and-a-half hours.)

Updated July 23: Less than a week after Warner Bros. indefinitely postponed Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, Walt Disney announced that its live action version of Mulan will also forego a theatrical release for the foreseeable future. This is the fourth time the movie has been delayed since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Originally scheduled for release on March 27, Mulan was pushed back to July 24 and then to August 21 — a week after Tenet’s since-abandoned August 12 release. Speaking to Variety, a Disney spokesperson said: “Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we release films during this global health crisis, and today that means pausing our release plans for Mulan as we assess how we can most effectively bring this film to audiences around the world.”

Disney also announced the postponements of James Cameron’s four Avatar sequels, which are currently filming in New Zealand, as well as the next installments in the Star Wars saga. “Prior to Covid-19, everything was on track to bring you the first sequel in December of 2021,” Cameron wrote in a letter posted on Twitter. “Unfortunately, due to the impact the pandemic has had on our schedule it is no longer possible for us to make that date.” Cameron went on to thank Disney for their support of the films, which they acquired after purchasing 20th Century Fox last year. “The entire company is 110% behind not just the sequels, but also the rest of the franchise content we already have in the works. Most of all, I am grateful to you, our fans, for your support over the years and I promise that what we bring to cinemas will deliver.”

Not long after Disney’s announcement, Paramount disclosed that the studio’s two big 2020 blockbusters were moving to 2021. A Quiet Place Part II will now open on April 23, 2021, while Top Gun: Maverick moves back to July 2, 2021.

Updated July 20: And then there was just Mulan. After weeks of shifting release dates, Warner Bros. has indefinitely postponed the release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which was set to welcome moviegoers back to theaters on August 12. For now, Disney’s live-action remake of its 1998 animated favorite is scheduled to arrive in multiplexes on August 21, but the worsening coronavirus pandemic seems likely to affect those plans. “We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature,” Warner Bros. chairman, Toby Emmerich, said in a statement provided to Variety. “We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that.”

Emmerich’s statement leaves open the possibility that Tenet might first hit theaters overseas, in nations that have a firmer hand on managing COVID-19 cases. Movie theaters have re-opened in several European and Asian markets, and exhibition chains are reportedly eager for new Hollywood movies to entice local audiences to buy tickets. (Variety notes that Nolan’s previous films have often earned more than 50% of its total box office revenue from international markets.) Domestically, the film might go a non-traditional route to reach audiences, including a city-by-city rollout instead of a national release. One way or another, Tenet will find a way to mess with your mind, Inception-style.

Updated June 26: Amidst reports of a rise in coronavirus cases across the country, Warner Bros. has delayed Christopher Nolan’s Tenet for a second time, and Walt Disney followed by pushing back the live action version of Mulan. Previously scheduled for release on July 31, Tenet will now open in theaters on August 12. “Warner Bros. is committed to bringing ‘Tenet’ to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time,” remarked a studio spokesperson in a statement. “In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release. We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy.”

Walt Disney previously delayed Mulan from its original March 27 release to July 24, and now the movie’s new theatrical date is August 21 — the week after Tenet should it premiere in theaters as scheduled. Disney issued a joint statement from co-chairman and chief creative officer, Alan Horn, and Alan Bergman, co-chairman, explaining the decision. “While the pandemic has changed our release plans for ‘Mulan’ and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance. Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic, and moving film that is everything the cinematic experience should be, and that’s where we believe it belongs – on the world stage and the big screen for audiences around the globe to enjoy together.”

Updated June 12: Warner Bros. hoped to throw moviegoers a “Welcome back” party in the form of Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster Tenet, which held onto its mid-July theatrical release date even as other movies were postponed by months and even years. But now Nolan’s film is also moving release dates. The studio has announced that Tenet will open on July 31, two weeks later than its original date. (Nolan’s 2010 hit, Inception, will receive a 10th anniversary re-release on July 17 in its place.) “We’re especially thrilled, in this complex and rapidly changing environment, to be bringing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, a global tentpole of jaw-dropping size, scope and scale, to theaters around the world on July 31,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, Toby Emmerich, said in a statement. Whether Tenet holds onto its July 31 release date is still up in the air, especially in light of the recent spike in U.S. coronavirus cases amidst re-openings across the country. Warner Bros. also announced that Wonder Woman 1984, which had originally moved to August 14, will now be released on October 2. These moves leave Walt Disney’s live-action version of Mulan — currently scheduled for release on July 24 — as the first big studio film tasked with tempting audiences back into recently re-opened theaters.

Updated April 20: Black Widow isn’t the only costumed Avenger whose next big-screen adventure is getting delayed. Warner Bros. has announced that Matt Reeves’s franchise-relaunching The Batman — starring Robert Pattinson as the new Dark Knight — is also opening later than planned. Originally set for release on June 25, 2021, the film will now hit theaters on October 1, 2021, provided production resumes later this year. In a recent interview with Deadline, Reeves said that he had filmed 25 percent of his all-star blockbuster before production shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what’s to come,” he added. Two other DC Comics-based productions had their releases impacted as well: The Flash will race from July 1, 2022 to June 3, 2022, while Shazam 2 flies from April 1, 2022 to November 4, 2022.

Updated April 3: After dominating the 2019 box office thanks to franchise behemoths like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney was poised for another massive year with movies like Mulan, Black Widow and Jungle Cruise. In the past month, though, the Mouse House had its release schedule upended by the coronavirus pandemic, which not only postponed the studio’s finished movies, but also shut down films that were still in production. Disney has used the delay to recalibrate its slate, booking new dates that extend from this summer all the way until 2022. Some 2020 movies — most notably Mulan and Black Widow — will still be released during the calendar year, although it’s still an open question as to when and how movie theaters will re-open and if audiences will show up once they do.

Meanwhile, completed Disney movies like Jungle Cruise and Eternals are moving to 2021 to give the studio’s unfinished or yet-to-start movies time to resume production. That list includes Marvel Phase 4 titles like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love & Thunder, which is now scheduled for 2022. The Asgardian won’t be lonely — Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 now have confirmed 2022 release dates, as does a certain fedora-wearing, whip-carrying, snake-fearing pulp hero. Indiana Jones is returning July 29, 2022 and we’ll definitely be ready to go on a globe-trotting adventure by then.

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Heading into 2020, there were at least 40 films we couldn’t wait to see. Now, it’s looking like we’ll have to wait a lot longer. The coronavirus has wrecked havoc on Hollywood’s release schedule, as multiple blockbusters-to-be have had their release dates postponed by as much as a year or canceled indefinitely. Yahoo Entertainment is tracking the latest news on when you’ll be able to see major movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow and No Time to Die at a theater — or, in some cases, a streaming service — near you.

Antlers

Original release date: April 17
Rescheduled date: Feb. 19, 2021
Crazy Heart director, Scott Cooper, takes a walk on the scary side with the story of a small-town teacher (Keri Russell) who discovers that one of her pupils may be keeping a fantastic (and deadly) beast as a pet.

Avatar 2

Original release date: Dec. 17, 2021
Rescheduled date: Dec. 16, 2022
James Cameron returns to Pandora for the first of four sequels that will now be released between 2022 and 2028.

The Batman

Original release date: June 25, 2021
Rescheduled date: Mar. 4, 2022
Robert Pattinson suits up as Gotham’s resident Caped Crusader and faces off against an all-star rogues gallery that includes Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as The Riddler and Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman.

The Beatles: Get Back

Original release date: Sept. 4
Rescheduled date: Aug. 27, 2021
Peter Jackson’s new documentary recreates The Beatles’ final album with never-seen-before archival footage.

Black Adam

Original release date: Dec. 22, 2021
Rescheduled date: TBD
Dwayne Johnson flies into the DC Extended Universe as the anti-hero who had Shazam’s powers before Shazam.

Black Panther 2

Original release date: 2022
Rescheduled date: May 8, 2022
Ryan Coogler’s 2018 blockbuster made history as Marvel’s highest-grossing non-Avengers movie and scored the first Best Picture nod for a comic book adventure. We can only imagine what he has in store for the sequel.

Black Widow

Original release date: May 1
Rescheduled date: May 7, 2021
Marvel zombies will have to wait a little longer to see how a piece of the dearly-departed super-spy’s past launches Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe... not to mention discover who is beneath the Taskmaster mask.

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie

Original release date: July 17
Rescheduled date: Apr. 9, 2021

The animated Fox hit follows The Simpsons onto the big screen, with the original vocal cast intact.

Candyman

Original release date: June 12
Rescheduled date: 2021
Nia DaCosta’s update of the 1992 horror favorite brings the bee-loving boogeyman to present-day Chicago, where gentrification is the new normal. Now more than ever, don’t say his name five times into a mirror.

Captain Marvel 2

Original release date: 2022
Rescheduled date: July 8, 2022
Fresh from defeating Thanos, Brie Larson’s cosmic warrior embarks on fresh challenges in the larger Marvel universe.

Charm City Kings

Original release date: April 10
Rescheduled date: Oct. 8
Rapper Meek Mill stars in this acclaimed Sundance drama, which follows a Baltimore teen (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) who longs to join the local dirt-bike crew, but soon learns about the dark side of that dream. WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, HBO Max, will premiere the film in lieu of a theatrical release.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Original release date: Sept. 11, 2020
Rescheduled date: June 4, 2021
The third Conjuring scarefest re-teams Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This time, the duo have to save the eternal soul of a young boy.

Cruella

Original release date: Dec. 23
Rescheduled date: May 28, 2021
Emma Stone plays Disney’s Dalmatian-happy villainess in a prequel story that explores how she became the Curella de Vil we know and fear.

Death on the Nile

Original release date: Oct. 9
Rescheduled date: TBD
Following his hit adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh reprises his dual role as director and star of another Agatha Christie mystery. Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright and Russell Brand are among the A-list ensemble cast.

Deep Water

Original release date: Nov. 13
Rescheduled date: Aug. 13, 2021
Otherwise known as When Ben Met Ama, Adrian Lyne’s erotically charged thriller stars one of Hollywood’s most photographed new couples as a husband-and-wife who spice up their marriage with some disturbing mind games. Affleck and De Amas are joined by Tracey Letts and Rachel Blanchard.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Original release date: May 7, 2021
Rescheduled date: March 25, 2022
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme plunges headlong into the Marvel multiverse where thrills — and scares! — await.

Dune

Original release date: Dec. 18
Rescheduled date: Oct. 1, 2021

Denis Villeneuve’s visually-lavish adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic will teach audiences why fear is the mind-killer.

Dungeons & Dragons

Original release date: Nov. 19, 2021
Rescheduled date: May 27, 2022
The iconic role-playing game takes another shot at big-screen success, but fans will have to wait until 2022 to roll these dice.

The Empty Man

Original release date: Aug. 7
Rescheduled date: Oct. 30
James Badge Dale and Stephen Root headline this adaptation of a graphic novel about a former police officer who embeds himself in an occult group.

Eternals

Original release date: Nov. 6
Rescheduled date: Nov. 5, 2021
Move over, all your Guardians and Avengers: there’s a new super-group in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden play the Jack Kirby-created Marvel legends.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Original release date: Oct. 23
Rescheduled date: Jan. 22, 2021

The film version of the hit British musical stars newcomer Max Harwood as a teenager boy who discovers his inner drag queen.

F9

Original release date: May 22
Rescheduled date: , 2021
The latest installment in The Fast Saga pits brother against brother as Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto squares off against John Cena’s Jakob Toretto. But who cares about that when Han is back at last!!!

Fatherhood

Original release date: Oct. 23, 2020
Rescheduled date: April 2, 2021
Paul Weitz directs an ensemble cast that includes Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard and Paul Reiser.

The Flash

Original release date: July 1, 2022
Rescheduled date: Nov. 24, 2022
The first solo adventure for Ezra Miller’s speed demon has seen multiple directors come and go, but DC won’t rest until the Flash races onto the big screen at last.

Free Guy

Original release date: July 3
Rescheduled date: TBD
Ryan Reynolds follows up Detective Pikachu with another big-screen video game, this time playing the citizen of an open world game who decides he wants to be an active participant in the action.

The French Dispatch

Original release date: July 24
Rescheduled date: TBD
Wes Anderson’s latest immaculately-designed confection assembles another all-star cast including Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro and, of course, Bill Murray.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Original release date: July 10
Rescheduled date: June 11, 2021
The Ghostbusters franchise becomes a father/son affair, as Jason Reitman takes over the universe his father, Ivan Reitman, began back in 1984. Afterlife follows the descendants of Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) as they wrestle with his legacy... and bust a few ghosts.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Original release date: Nov. 20
Rescheduled date: May 21, 2021
It’s full-on a royal rumble as the King of the Monsters goes head-to-head against the King of Skull Island.

Halloween Kills

Original release date: Oct. 16
Rescheduled date: Oct. 15, 2021
You didn’t really think Michael Myers was dead, did you? The Shape returns to menace Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in the first of two planned sequels to the hit 2018 reboot.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Original release date: Aug. 28, 2020
Rescheduled date: Aug. 28, 2021
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson reunite for the sequel to their surprise 2017 hit, and Salma Hayek joins the party.

Hotel Transylvania 4

Original release date: Dec. 22, 2021
Rescheduled date: Aug. 6, 2021
The fourth installment in Sony’s horror-for-kids franchise brings back the whole Drac pack for more animated shenanigans.

In the Heights

Original release date: June 26
Rescheduled date: June 18, 2021
Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s modern-day west side story was poised to be the soundtrack of the 2020 summer movie season. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. has now put the film on indefinite pause.

Indiana Jones 5

Original release date: July 9, 2021
Rescheduled date: July 29, 2022
Looks like James Mangold has some extra time to step into Steven Spielberg’s shoes. The Ford v Ferrari director is expected to helm Harrison Ford’s final adventure in the fedora, which will now hit theaters in 2022.

Jackass 4

Original release date: March 25, 2021
Rescheduled date: Sept. 3, 2021
Johnny Knoxville puts his mind and body to the test one more time in the latest Jackass prankfest.

John Wick: Chapter 4

Original release date: May 21, 2021
Rescheduled date: May 27, 2022
Keanu Reeves’s ace assassin lives to fight another day... although that day is now in Memorial Day weekend in 2022.

Jungle Cruise

Original release date: July 24
Rescheduled date: July 30, 2021
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt get their Mummy on for the latest big-screen version of a popular Disney theme park attraction.

The King’s Man

Original release date: Nov. 15
Rescheduled date: Feb. 12, 2021
The third installment in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman franchise rewinds the clock to depict the origin of the top-secret (and over-the-top violent) spy agency.

King Richard

Original release date: Nov. 25, 2020
Rescheduled date: Nov. 19, 2021
Will Smith plays former tennis king, Richard Williams, who once oversaw the careers of his daughters, Venus and Serena. Expect big Oscar buzz for this one in 2021.

The Last Duel

Original release date: Dec. 25
Rescheduled date: Oct. 15, 2021
Two decades after Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon collaborate on another script, this time about two medieval knights (Damon and Adam Driver) who became enemies.

Last Night in Soho

Original release date: Sept. 25, 2020
Rescheduled date: April 23, 2021
Edgar Wright’s follow-up to Baby Driver stars Anya Taylor-Joy as an aspiring fashion designer who jumps back in time to experience the mod craze of ‘60s-era London.

Malignant

Original release date: Aug. 14
Rescheduled date: TBD
James Wan’s first horror film since 2016’s The Conjuring 2 will feature Annabelle Wallis and George Young in a top-secret scary story.

Man from Toronto

Original release date: Nov. 20, 2020
Rescheduled date: Sept. 17, 2021
Kevin Hart’s new comedy will also star Woody Harrelson in a role previously intended for Jason Statham.

The Many Saints of Newark

Original release date: Sept. 25, 2020
Rescheduled date: March 12, 2021
David Chase revisits the early years of Tony Soprano in a prequel film that stars James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, in the role his dearly departed father made famous.

The Matrix 4

Original release date: May 21, 2021
Rescheduled date: Dec. 22, 2021
No April fool’s here — the fourth Matrix film is pushed back a full year. All together now: Woah.

Minecraft

Original release date: Mar. 3, 2022
Rescheduled date: TBD
The bestselling video game comes to the big screen to the delight of kids and the bafflement of their parents.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Original release date: July 3
Rescheduled date: July 2, 2021
The second Minions-centric story (and the fifth entry in the Despicable Me franchise) introduces us to Baby Gru as he rises from zero to hero... uh, make that villain.

Mission: Impossible VII and Mission: Impossible VIII

Original release dates: July 23, 2021 & Aug. 5, 2022
Rescheduled dates: Nov. 19, 2021 & Nov. 4, 2022
Tom Cruise’s mission, if he chooses to accept it: complete the next two installments in the next Mission: Impossible franchise by the end of 2022.

Morbius

Original release date: July 31
Rescheduled date: March 19, 2021
Sony’s Spider-Verse continues to expand with a solo movie based around one of Spider-Man’s most fang-tastic villains. Jared Leto plays the titular living vampire alongside Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson.

No Time to Die

Original release date: April 10
Rescheduled date: April 2, 2021
Daniel Craig’s retirement from the James Bond franchise has been pushed back a full year from its original launch date. Still, you can expect villains old (Christoph Waltz) and new (Rami Malek) to give him a heck of a send-off.

Nobody

Original release date: Aug. 14
Rescheduled date: Feb. 26, 2021
Better call Bob! Odenkirk, that is. The Better Call Saul star headlines this American Beauty-meets-Falling Down portrait of a middle-aged suburban dad who snaps into action after thieves menace his family.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Original release date: April 3
Rescheduled date: Jan. 15, 2021
James Corden returns as Beatrix Potter’s mischievous vegetable snatcher in the sequel to the 2018 hit. Domhnall Gleeson is also back as Peter’s human punching bag, Thomas McGregor.

A Quiet Place Part II

Original release date: March 20
Rescheduled date: April 23, 2021
John Krasinski’s horror sequel picks up mere minutes after the original left off, sending the surviving members of the Abbott family off into the big bad world beyond their homestead. Needless to say, they quickly discover there are dangers besides invading aliens who feast on noise... and human flesh.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Original release date: Nov. 25
Rescheduled date: Mar. 12, 2021
Star Wars fan favorite, Kelly Marie Tran, voices the title character of Disney’s next animated adventure, which follows a young warrior who befriends her kingdom’s last water dragon (played by Awkwafina).

Run

Original release date: May 8
Rescheduled date: TBD
Aneesh Chaganty follows up his acclaimed debut, Searching, with another small-scale thriller that stars Sarah Paulson as an overprotective mother whose wheelchair-bound daughter (Kiera Allen) is about to teach her a seriously scary lesson.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Original release date: Feb. 12, 2021
Rescheduled date: July 9, 2021
Kim’s Convenience star, Simu Liu, plays Marvel’s resident martial arts master opposite Tony Leung as the for-real Mandarin — not that Sir Ben Kingsley imitation.

Shazam 2

Original release date: April 2, 2022
Rescheduled date: June 2, 2023
Zachary Levi and the rest of the Marvel Family (no, not that one) will fly again in the much-anticipated sequel that will presumably feature a meet-up with Dwayne Johnson’s super-antagonist, Black Adam.

Soul

Original release date: June 19
Rescheduled date: Dec. 25
Jamie Foxx makes history as the first African-American protagonist of a Pixar movie, playing a jazz musician who goes on a wild afterlife adventure. The movie will be premiering on Disney+ after cancelling its theatrical plans.

Spiral

Original release date: May 15
Rescheduled date: May 21, 2021
Chris Rock re-starts the stalled Saw franchise with the help of Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella. The trio play cops whose latest murder investigation points back to a certain puzzle-obsessed killer.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Original release date: May 22
Rescheduled date: 2021
Everyone’s favorite pineapple-under-the-sea dweller scores his third feature film: an animated road trip that features a live-action cameo from the reigning King of All Media, Keanu Reeves. The film will be available on digital services (and Netflix overseas) in early 2021 before moving to CBS All Access.

Thor: Love & Thunder

Original release date: Nov. 5, 2021
Rescheduled date: Feb. 11, 2022
Natalie Portman re-joins the MCU — and claims Mjölnir — as the all-new, all-different Thor. We can’t wait to see how she and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie get along.

Tom & Jerry

Original release date: Dec. 23
Rescheduled date: March 5, 2021
The cat-and-mouse team heads to the big screen in an all-new animated comedy.

The Tomorrow War

Original release date: Dec. 25
Rescheduled date: July 23, 2021
Chris Pratt leaps forward to the distant future to battle invading aliens in the live action debut of Lego Batman Movie director, Chris McKay.

Top Gun: Maverick

Original release date: June 24
Rescheduled date:
July 2, 2021
The long-awaited Top Gun sequel flies out of the danger zone of 2020 for a summertime 2021 debut.

Uncharted

Original release date: March 5, 2021
Rescheduled date: July 16, 2021
Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg headline the long-in-the-works feature film version of the best-selling video game franchise. Venom director, Ruben Fleischer, had only just called “Action” on the film when production was shut down due to the coronavirus.

Untitled Elvis Movie

Original release date: Oct. 1, 2021
Rescheduled date: Nov. 5, 2021
Tom Hanks was in the middle of shooting Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis biopic — starring Austin Butler as the rock icon — when he became the first major celebrity to be diagnosed with Covid-19. Production has yet to resume, but the Moulin Rouge! director now has an extra month to make sure the final product isn’t all shaken up.

Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Thriller

Original release date: Feb. 26, 2021
Rescheduled date: TBD
M. Night Shyamalan follows up Glass with an all-new thriller that we’re hoping is closer in spirit (and scares) to The Sixth Sense than The Happening.

Untitled Spider-Man Sequel

Original release date: July 16, 2021
Rescheduled date: Dec. 17, 2021
Tom Holland’s third solo Spidey adventure will presumably pick up from Far From Home’s cliffhanger ending... and feature “Home” in the title somehow.

Untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel

Original release date: April 8, 2022
Rescheduled date: Oct. 7, 2022
Miles Morales prepares to meet more Spider-Verse residents in the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated hit.

Untitled Star Wars Movies

Original release date: Dec. 16, 2022; Dec. 20, 2024; and Dec. 18, 2026
Rescheduled date: Dec. 22, 2023; Dec. 19, 2025; and Dec. 17, 2027
Star Wars always planned to take a time out from multiplexes after the release of the Skywalker Saga-capping, The Rise of Skywalker. Now, that time out is lasting a little bit longer. The beginning of the franchise’s top secret big screen future has been pushed back to 2023.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Original release date: Oct. 2
Rescheduled date: June 25, 2021
Andy Serkis helms the Venom sequel, which introduces the red menace, Carnage, and (hopefully) gives Michell Williams more time as Lady Venom.

West Side Story

Original release date: Dec. 18
Rescheduled date: Dec. 10, 2021
Steven Spielberg’s remake of the beloved 1961 film (and equally beloved Broadway show) will now open during its predecessor’s 60th anniversary year.

The Witches

Original release date: Oct. 9
Rescheduled date: Oct. 22
Robert Zemeckis’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel — stars Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch — will premiere on HBO Max on Oct. 22 instead of waiting for a theatrical release.

The Woman in the Window

Original release date: May 15
Rescheduled date: TBD
Amy Adams headlines Joe Wright’s adaptation of the bestselling A.J. Finn novel, which promises to be like Gone Girl meets Rear Window.

Wonder Woman 1984

Original release date: June 5
Rescheduled date: December 25
Gal Gadot’s second solo adventure as the DC Extended Universe’s Amazonian warrior-turned-Earth protector has been pushed from its early summer berth to Christmastime. We still can’t wait to get back in the 1980s spirit.

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