The 2020 movie release schedule is drastically changing because of the coronavirus.Keep coming back to this story to see the most up-to-date changes.Also listed are the titles that had release dates pulled because of the virus and now are in limbo or opening in 2021.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
These are dark times for your local movie theaters. In a business that is known for never closing its doors, the entire industry is taking a huge hit with the outbreak of the coronavirus.Currently, numerous theaters are closed, including huge chains like AMC and Regal, and studios have quickly reshuffled the release dates of its upcoming movies.But what will happen to 2020’s biggest blockbusters? In the case of titles like “Mulan” and “Black Widow,” the titles were first pulled from the calendar and now are opening in July and November, respectively. “Wonder Woman 1984” has been moved off its June release date and will now open August 14. The next James Bond title, “No Time To Die” will not open until November and “F9,” the latest “Fast & Furious” release, won’t open until over a year from now, April 2, 2021. Numerous titles from Sony (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and “Morbius”) and Disney (“Jungle Book” “The Eternals”) have also moved to 2021.While less anticipated movies are going straight to streaming like “The Lovebrids” (Netflix), “Atremis Fowl” (Disney Plus), and “My Spy” (Amazon Prime Video).
Here are 32 movies on the 2020 theatrical release slate that we are still excited about. Also listed are the titles affected by the coronavirus that we will hopefully see before the year is over.Note: This post was originally published on March 17 and will be updated as movie releases continue to be impacted by the coronavirus.