No Time to Die, Wonder Woman, Black Widow and more: Your updated movie release dates for 2020 and 2021

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When the newest James Bond premiere was referred to as off due to the coronavirus outbreak, it got here as a shock. However that was simply the primary in a cascade of movie blockbusters getting canceled or postponed, inflicting a reshuffle of the discharge schedule all through 2020 and into 2021. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet cautiously reopened some theaters in late summer time, whereas Wonder Woman 1984 and the Candyman reboot are the newest to be disrupted. 

Delays have hit huge films together with Marvel’s Black Widow, the James Bond thriller No Time to DieF9 and A Quiet Place Part 2. Some huge movies are postponed indefinitely whereas others, like Disney’s Mulan and Tom Hanks thriller Greyhound, modified course to land on streaming companies as a substitute. The ripples will probably be felt all through 2021 and past, because the Avatar sequels and the subsequent Star Wars films are affected. 

We have laid out the revised field workplace calendar to point out when (or if) 2020’s huge films are arriving in film theaters. You can stream a bunch of recent releases early, however the return of watching films inside theaters will sign that we have come out on the opposite facet of this unusual time.

This is how the brand new launch dates stack up:

Greyhound (streaming now)

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Tom Hanks stars in and directs this World Warfare II epic a few convoy of ships battling U-boats.  Apple TV Plus introduced Might 19 that it’s going to premiere Greyhound on the streaming service, making this one of many greatest films to skip theaters solely. It is a coup for Apple’s streaming service, which has created plenty of original content however nonetheless has some catching as much as do towards Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.  

Authentic launch date: June 19, 2020

Tenet (out now)

Tenet examined the waters for theaters across the globe.

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When the remainder of the summer time blockbusters delayed, Warner Bros. held its nerve and caught to the deliberate date for much longer than the remaining. Christopher Nolan’s time-twisting thriller due to this fact felt like the massive hope for film theaters determined to reopen, however after shuffling again a few weeks after which shifting once more to August, Tenet was solely faraway from the schedule in mid-July. It lastly opened internationally Aug. 26 earlier than heading to select US theaters over the Labor Day weekend in September. However even when theaters are open, audiences are nonetheless cautious of gathering, and field workplace receipts are more likely to undergo in consequence. Whether or not or not you need to threat it, learn our spoiler-free review of Tenet or our (spoiler-packed) explanation of Tenet’s ending and most WTF questions.

Authentic launch date: July 17, 2020

The One and Solely Ivan (streaming now)

Because the film theaters pile up with blockbusters, Disney has moved a few of its movies from the theatrical schedule straight to streaming service Disney Plus. You possibly can watch Artemis Fowl and The One and Only Ivan on-line after their theatrical releases have been cancelled.  

Authentic launch date: Aug. 14, 2020

The New Mutants (out now)

Simply one of the vital troubled films ever to limp into manufacturing, X-Men spinoff The New Mutants was initially slated to be launched in 2018, and had already been moved twice when Disney’s acquisition of Fox set it again but once more. That made the fourth postponement for the teen-centric comedian e book chiller starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams, earlier than a late August launch date was booked in. It is lastly been launched, marking a disappointing finish for the X-Males film sequence. 

Authentic launch date: April 2020

Invoice and Ted Face the Music (streaming now)

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return on this long-awaited sequel, which was bumped a bit of up the schedule — however extra importantly, at Comic-Con 2020 the filmmakers introduced a day-and-date on-demand launch so you may watch on-line even if you cannot make it to theaters. Learn our review of Bill and Ted Face the Music here. Wonderful!

Authentic launch date: Aug. 21

Mulan (streaming now)

Mulan was pulled from theaters simply earlier than it was as a result of be launched.


Disney’s live-action Mulan reboot has been one thing of a canary in a coalmine for spring and summer time films, as it has been nudged incrementally up the calendar earlier than getting a web based launch for an surprising worth. It was first postponed in March, lower than two weeks earlier than it was speculated to open. Disney then reshuffled its whole slate on April 3, shifting Mulan to late July after which August. However as July got here to an finish and the theater business nonetheless wasn’t up and operating, Disney took it off schedule solely — after which, lastly, made the choice to launch it on streaming service Disney Plus for an additional value. Regardless of lacking the massive display screen, the new version of Mulan for 2020 is still timely and thrilling (even with out the songs).

Authentic launch date: March 27, 2020

Antebellum (streaming now)

Janelle Monae stars on this chilling horror story a few fashionable girl transported to the era of slavery. Initially slated to open in April after which August, Antebellum now skips theaters for a streaming launch in September. 

Authentic launch date: April 2020

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Sept. 28/streaming Oct. 4)

David Attenborough’s newest nature documentary, made with the World Vast Fund for Nature, was postponed from its authentic spring launch. Apparently, it wasn’t simply the cinema launch that was canceled: The movie was as a result of stream on Netflix in April, however that was suspended too. “Our resolution to postpone the movie launch [allows] viewers to benefit from the big-screen expertise,” stated the WWF in an e-mail to PJDM, “in addition to giving Sir David Attenborough’s message the unbelievable attain afforded by the Netflix platform.” The documentary was rescheduled for chosen theaters in late September adopted by a streaming premiere Oct. 4.

Authentic launch date: April 16, 2020

Soul (Nov. 20)

Pixar takes you on a jazz odyssey for this musical animation, which caught to its deliberate early summer time launch date for some time. Disney has so many movies within the schedule it wasn’t clear when there’d be a brand new slot for Soul ought to theaters stay closed, nevertheless it’s now been moved to November.  

Authentic launch date: June 19

Free Man (Dec. 11)

Online game-themed motion comedy starring Ryan Reynolds was slated for summer time however will now open nearer the tip of the yr.

Authentic launch date: July 3, 2020

Coming 2 America (Dec. 18)

Authentic launch date: Unchanged

Dune (Dec. 18)

Authentic launch date: Unchanged

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Surprise Lady 1984 (Dec. 25)

Warner Bros held out till March 24 earlier than asserting that Wonder Woman 2 can be delayed, however as with most different blockbusters postponed it was clear the DC comics sequel must transfer from its deliberate June launch date. The place many huge films moved a lot later within the yr or have been taken off the slate solely, Wonder Woman 1984 originally committed to hitting theaters on Aug. 14 — which proved optimistic, and in mid-June was shifted to October after which to the vacations as a substitute.   

Authentic launch date: June 2020

Candyman (Unspecified date, 2021)

This horror remake directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele was pushed to September, however with no signal of theaters opening it was bumped to October after which into 2021.

Authentic launch date: June 12, 2020

The French Dispatch (unspecified)

Wes Anderson returns with extra idiosyncratic art-housery in The French Dispatch, starring Timothée Chalamet, Invoice Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand. Disney bumped this Fox Searchlight movie to October however then in July took it off the schedule.

Authentic launch date: July 2020

Antlers (Feb. 19, 2021)

When Disney postponed Mulan and New Mutants, it additionally shelved horror movie Antlers, produced by Guillermo del Toro. It is going to now premiere on-line in July as a part of San Diego Comedian Con. The US launch of The Personal History of David Copperfield has additionally been pushed again, as has thriller The Woman in the Window.

Authentic launch date: April 17, 2020

With out Regret (Feb. 26, 2021)

Michael B Jordan stars on this Tom Clancy adaptation, which has been remorselessly shuffled again to 2021.

Authentic launch date: Sept. 18, 2020

The King’s Man (Feb. 26, 2021)

Ralph Fiennes fits up for The King’s Man, a World Warfare I-era prequel to the Kingsman sequence of films.

Authentic launch date: Sept. 18, 2020

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (March 5, 2021)

On March 31, Sony took the choice to shift its whole slate of theatrical releases. So Jason Reitman‘s small town-set Ghostbusters resurrection is pushed from July 2020 to March 5, 2021, taking Sony’s slot that was initially supposed for online game adaptation Uncharted. 

Authentic launch date: July 10, 2020

The Many Saints of Newark (March 12, 2021)

The Many Saints of Newark is a ’60s-set prequel to traditional TV sequence The Sopranos, through which Michael Gandolfini takes on the function of Tony Soprano made well-known by his father James Gandolfini.

Authentic launch date: Sept. 25, 2020

Raya and the Final Dragon (March 12, 2021)

Authentic launch date: November 2020

Morbius (March 19, 2021)

As a part of Sony’s huge reshuffle, Jared Leto‘s Marvel vampire film Morbius has been pushed from July to mid-March subsequent yr.

Authentic launch date: July 31, 2020

No Time to Die (April 2, 2021)

Daniel Craig’s remaining outing as 007, directed by Cary Fukunaga and co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was the first major movie to delay release. No Time to Die had already misplaced its authentic director and adjusted its launch date twice, however producers feared the closure of many theaters across the globe as a result of coronavirus would hurt field workplace takings in profitable worldwide markets. The primary of a number of delays was introduced March 4, per week earlier than the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. The James Bond installment will now open a yr later than initially anticipated, on April 2, 2021

Authentic launch date: April 2, 2021

F9 (April 2, 2021)

Starring Vin DieselJohn Cena and Charlize Theron, the ninth Quick and Livid movie was as a result of open in Might 2020. But it surely was one of many first to reschedule, taking the daring step of shifting practically a yr to April 2021 — a date beforehand earmarked for the subsequent movie within the Quick Saga. There is not any phrase but on when the 10th and remaining movie will probably be launched.

Authentic launch date: Might 2020

Bios (April 16, 2021)

Tom Hanks is the final man on Earth, hanging out together with his devoted robotic on this post-apocalyptic drama.

Authentic launch date: October 2020

Monster Hunter (April 23, 2021)

Authentic launch date: September 2020

A Quiet Place Half II (April 23, 2021)

John Krasinski directs Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy in A Quiet Place 2, a post-apocalyptic story of a world through which noise equals loss of life. The near-silent sequel was as a result of open on March 20, 2020 however with barely per week to go Paramount announced it was postponing the release to an unspecified date later within the yr earlier than it received delayed but once more. Seeing the chilling first film in a packed theater was an essential a part of the expertise, partly due to the stress of trying to eat your snacks very, very quietly.

Authentic launch date: March 2020

Final Evening in Soho (April 23, 2021)

Edgar Wright‘s new movie is a ’60s-set horror flick starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith.

Authentic launch date: Sept. 25, 2020

Black Widow (Might 7, 2021)


Initially scheduled for Might 1, 2020, Marvel’s Black Widow has been pushed again a full yr to Might, 7, 2021. In March, Disney initially postponed the movie to an unspecified date, then on April Three confirmed Black Widow would debut this winter in a reshuffle of the complete Marvel Cinematic Universe — together with Captain MarvelThorBlack Panther and Physician Unusual sequels due over the subsequent couple of years. Now it’s been postponed again

Authentic launch date: Might 1, 2020

Godzilla vs Kong (Might 21, 2021)

The monster-mashing sequel had performed round with its launch date earlier than the pandemic even occurred. In June, Warner Bros. moved it once more to keep away from a pileup of latest releases in November.  

Authentic launch date: Nov. 20, 2020

Spiral (Might 21, 2021)

Chris Rock re-invents the Noticed franchise with horror film Spiral.

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A rebirth of the Noticed franchise starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, initially slated for Might. This was indefinitely postponed by Lionsgate together with Run and Antebellum earlier than being added again to the calendar a yr after its authentic date.

Authentic launch date: Might 15, 2020

Infinite (Might 28, 2021)

Mark Wahlberg headlines the everlasting story of a person who learns his hallucinations are literally visions from previous lives.

Authentic launch date: August 2020

Within the Heights (June 18, 2021) 

This adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony-winning musical is directed by Jon M. Chu, who additionally helmed Loopy Wealthy Asians, and stars Anthony Ramos, an alum of the Broadway solid of Hamilton. 

Authentic launch date: June 2020

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (June 25, 2021)

The sequel to the 2018 supervillain caper stars Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson as Marvel unhealthy guys Venom and Carnage. Andy Serkis directs

Authentic launch date: October 2020 

High Gun: Maverick (July 2, 2021)

In April, the high-flying Tom Cruise sequel was pushed from June to December. We have waited over 30 years for a sequel to the unique 1986 High Gun, so what’s just a few extra months?

Authentic launch date: June 2020

Uncharted (July 6, 2021)

Uncharted, starring Tom Holland, was the primary of subsequent yr’s blockbusters to be formally moved. It is bounced across the schedule just a few instances to March, then October, and again to July. 

Authentic launch date: December 2020

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (July 9, 2021)

Marvel’s martial arts motion film starring Simu Liu as mystical fighter Shang-Chi was additionally reshuffled by Disney.

Launch date: February 2021

The Tomorrow Warfare (July 23, 2021)

Chris Pratt headlines this authentic sci-fi warfare movie.

Authentic launch date: Dec. 25, 2020

Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 2, 2021)

Animated sequel/spinoff Minions: The Rise of Gru has been postponed a yr. It was set to be launched within the US on July 3, so the delay introduced on March 19 was the primary signal the pandemic would disrupt the summer time season.

Authentic launch date: July 3, 2020

Jungle Cruise (July 30, 2021)

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson take a cruise within the jungle, postponed by Disney a complete yr.

Authentic launch date: July, 2020

The Batman (Oct. 1, 2021)

Robert Pattinson dons the batsuit for this delayed DC journey.

Authentic launch date: June 25, 2021

Halloween Kills (Oct. 15, 2021)

This slasher sequel is within the awkward scenario that the discharge date is type of within the title. You possibly can’t actually bump a film named “Halloween” to February, are you able to? So Common pushed it again a complete yr to 2021 — which has a knock-on impact to the deliberate threequel, Halloween Ends, now anticipated in October 2022.

Authentic launch date: October 16, 2020

Snake Eyes (Oct. 22, 2021)

Henry Golding and Samara Weaving toy with the thought of headlining Snake Eyes, a ninja-focused spin-off from the GI Joe sequence of toys and flicks.

Authentic launch date: October 2020

Eternals (Nov. 5, 2021)

Marvel’s otherworldly ensemble was supposed to open in November 2020, however was bumped a yr to make approach for Black Widow.

Authentic launch date: Nov. 6, 2020 

Elvis Presley biopic (Nov. 5, 2021)

Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis tribute grew to become a high-profile casualty of the pandemic when Tom Hanks, who appears in the film as Colonel Tom Parker, contracted the coronavirus. He and his spouse, Rita Wilson, have now recovered, and the movie will probably be delayed solely a month.

Authentic launch date: Oct. 1, 2021

West Aspect Story (Dec. 10, 2021)

Steven Spielberg‘s remake of the legendary musical was initially speculated to fill Disney’s conventional big-money  vacation film slot, plugging the fallow yr between the final Star Wars trilogy ending in 2019 and the Avatar sequels taking the slot in 2021. As an alternative every thing’s been pushed again a yr, leaving us with no huge Disney household blockbuster at Christmas. 

Authentic launch date: Dec. 18, 2020

Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity (March 25, 2022)

Followers of Physician Unusual, performed by Benedict Cumberbatch, must wait till 2022 earlier than coming into the Multiverse of Insanity due to Marvel’s reshuffles.

Authentic launch date: Might 2021

Avatar and Star Wars (Dec. 2022 onwards)

Christmas 2021 was speculated to see the long-awaited arrival of James Cameron’s Avatar sequel, which might be followed by a new Star Wars trilogy the following year. The 2 franchises would then alternate every vacation season till Avatar 5 in 2027. However because the coronavirus shoved increasingly more blockbusters into 2021, Disney determined in late July to shift all seven films again a yr. So Avatar 2 will arrive in 2022, Avatar Three in 2024, Avatar Four in 2026 and Avatar 5 in 2028. Three Star Wars films then fill within the odd-numbered years.

Authentic launch date: Christmas 2021 to 2027

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Different films

Many different films have additionally been disrupted as theaters shut. To date, these are simply among the different studio films, youngsters’ movies and indie flicks which were affected, lots of them indefinitely:

  • The Artist’s Spouse
  • Blue Story
  • The Climb
  • Demise on the Nile
  • Deerskin
  • Deep Water
  • First Cow
  • The Eternally Purge
  • The Empty Man
  • Les Misérables
  • Malignant
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
  • The Private Historical past of David Copperfield
  • Reward This
  • Promising Younger Lady
  • Rocks
  • Run Sweetheart Run
  • The Secret Backyard
  • The Fact
  • The Unsure Kingdom
  • Vivarium (Cinema launch was canceled; March 27 day-and-date on-line launch continued as deliberate.)
  • Depraved
  • The Lady within the Window

Movie festivals

The legendary Cannes movie competition was referred to as off March 19. Initially scheduled to open Might 12, the yr’s most prestigious business gathering was postponed as a part of France’s measures to fight the virus.  

The SXSW conference was also canceled, devastating filmmakers who hoped to achieve press and distributors on the occasion in Austin, Texas. Movies that have been scheduled to premiere on the annual movie, music and tech occasion included The 24th, a scathing historic drama from the Oscar-winning co-writer of BlacKkKlansman, Kevin Willmott.

New York’s Tribeca Film Festival also was canceled. As with all main occasions undone by coronavirus, cancelations can have a knock-on impact on native companies and workers.

Upcoming films

Filming on assorted forthcoming productions has been interrupted: Mission: Impossible 7 was unable to shoot in virus-hit Venice, for instance, whereas Baz Luhrmann‘s biopic of Elvis Presley was disrupted when Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed they’d tested positive for COVID-19. Indiana Jones 5, Jurassic World 3, The Batman, The Matrix 4, Incredible Beasts 3, Avatar 2 and plenty of extra have been disrupted.

Netflix, Apple, Disney and different streaming companies have been compelled to pause manufacturing on exhibits from Stranger Issues and The Morning Present to Marvel spin-off Falcon and Winter Soldier.

This is an inventory of major events canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

PJDM’s Abrar Al-Heeti contributed to this report.

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