With the corona virus epidemic continuing to spread globally interrupting nearly every aspect of life, movie lovers have not been spared as numerous events from the world of film and television are being postponed or cancelled entirely.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is on the highest level of alert declaring the outbreak a global pandemic. This has forced high-profile film studios to reshape schedules of imminent releases in costly moves, considering many films have already begun their campaigns.
Disney announced it has postponed the releases of Mulan, The New Mutants and horror film Antlers, which it acquired from Fox, indefinitely. New awaited Marvel film Black Widow however remains a mystery if it will still be released as expected.
Universal Pictures have the biggest delay of Fast & Furious 9‘s release date from May 2020 to April 2021 despite launching the film’s trailer this year.
Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place II according to John Krasinski will also be delayed. The Lovebirds comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae was also delayed indefinitely under the same label.
Peter Rabbit 2, initially set for release in the UK in March, has been pushed to August in an attempt to attract a larger audience.
Fans of Daniel Craig’s final Bond outing No Time to Die, originally set to be released globally on 1 April, will have to wait till November.
Marvel has stopped production on new film Shang-Chi as director Destin Daniel Cretton, who is in self-isolation, awaits his test results for corona virus.
Mission Impossible 7 production on was halted in Italy after the outbreak experienced in several cities and provinces.