7 Major Films delayed to late 2020 due to COVID-19 | BN1 Magazine

All the plans we had originally made for this summer has been either postponed or cancelled. The same goes for the films that we had been anticipating to be released. Here is the list of 7 most anticipated films that have been delayed due to COVID-19 and are set to release later in the year.

A Quiet place II // Sept 4, 2020

A Quiet Place 2/Paramount Pictures

Starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, the 2018 horror film was a box office hit. In the second part, Krasinski directs Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy in the same post-apocalyptic story of a world in which sound-sensitive-creatures lead to misery and death.  The sequel was originally planned to be released on March 20, 2020, but has been pushed back to September 4.

Mulan // July 24, 2020


Disney’s live-action Mulan was pulled from the box office less than two weeks before it’s release. Some of the critics who had already viewed it at the preview called this film “majestic” and “thrilling.” The film is based on the Chinese Folklore “The Balled of Mulan” and is the adaptation of the animated version of Disney’s 1998 film of the same name. Originally set to release on March 27 2020, Mulan has been postponed to July 24, 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984 // Aug 14, 2020

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Warner Bros’s sequel of the box office hit Wonder Woman has also been delayed. This much-anticipated film, Wonder Woman 1984, takes place years after the first part where Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will face another threat to the DC Extended Universe. It was set to release on June 5, 2020, but now it has been optimistically pushed back to August 14, 2020.

Black Widow // Nov 6, 2020.

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Starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz, the Marvel film is the solo Marvel movie about Black Widow and her origin story.  This will include her time at KGB and afterwards, that leads her to work with the Avengers. This film is scheduled to release on November 6, 2020, after being pushed back from the initial release date of May 1, 2020.

James Bond: No Time To Die // Nov 12, 2020

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Daniel Craig’s much anticipated final time as James Bond 007 has also been delayed. Starring other notable actors such as Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ana de Arms and Ralph Fieness, this film is set five years after the previous film and James Bond must face another danger. It was delayed from April 2, 2020, to November 12, 2020, in the UK.

Top Gun: Maverick // Dec 23, 2020

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After more than 30 years of waiting for Tom Cruise to return to the skies as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, fans now have to wait a little longer. Starring other actors as Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm, this film will lead Tom Cruise’s Maverick to confront his deepest fears and sacrifices of the others on the way. The release was postponed from June 24, 2020, to December 23, 2020.

The French Dispatch // Oct 16, 2020

The French Dispatch/Walt Disney Studios

Wes Anderson returns with more of his “artsy” style direction in his upcoming film The French Dispatch. With an ensemble cast that includes Bill Murray, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Broody, etc, this film centres around three stories. The release of this film has been moved from July 24, 2020, to October 16, 2020.

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