The impact of COVID-19 has been witnessed by everyone and the effect on businesses and industries is devastating. One of the most affected industry is the entertainment industry, affected by COVID-19, cinemas are not allowed to open until further notice.
Given this scenario, movie productions were halted while movies that are ready for release were postponed. Here are the five most anticipated movies in 2020 that were delayed due to COVID-19:
The latest offering from Marvel Studios and the first solo movie of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) was one of the most hyped movies this year but due to COVID-19, The Walt Disney Company decided to reschedule the movie’s release. Originally slated on April 29, Black Widow has been moved to November 2020, while other Marvel Studios films were also pushed back.
Wonder Woman 1984
The sequel to the hit DC flick, Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot was scheduled to be released on June 5. The film, set in 1984, features the adventure of Wonder Woman as she needs to face Cheetah and Maxwell Lord. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. decided to move the screening date in August 2020
No Time to Die
The 25th installment of the James Bond franchise and the last outing of Daniel Craig as the MI6 agent James Bond, “No Time to Die” was originally scheduled for release in April 2020. One week before WHO declares COVID-19 as a pandemic, MGM and Eon Productions announced that No Time to Die’s original release date will be postponed and will premiere in November 2020 instead.
Also known as Fast & Furious 9, the film is the latest installment of the Fast & Furious Saga. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is now being hunted by his brother Jakob (John Cena) who is working with his old enemy, Cipher (Charlize Theron). Universal Pictures was supposed to release F9 in May 2020 but the movie was pushed back to April 2021, making it the first film to be rescheduled for almost a year due to COVID-19.
A Quiet Place Part II
Following the events of John Krasinski’s hit film, A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place Part II features the story of the Abbott family as they now face the horrors of the outside world. The film was already premiered in New York last March 8, 2020 and was slated for release globally on March 20 but barely a week before the release, Paramount Pictures decided to postpone it until September 2020.
We will have to wait for a little more time to enjoy our most anticipated movies, but this is for us too, so we can avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Stay safe and healthy folks! Share your thoughts in the comment section below.