Cinema

Cinema

November 2020

2020 has been a strange and lamentable year. Many blockbusters have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Needless to say, it’s been an unpropitious year for the cinema industry.

Wonder Woman 1984:

Warner Bros. held their ground until March 24th before moving the start date of the second Wonder Woman movie. They postponed it until August 14th, which at the time seemed optimistic, but in the end, the opening was moved to December 25th.

 

The French Dispatch:

Wes Anderson’s newest movie starring Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Benicio Del Toro, and Léa Seyoux had an original release date of July 2020. Disney bumped this film to October, but in July took it completely off schedule.

 

No Time to Die:

Daniel Craig’s final performance as James Bond was scheduled to be released on July 31, 2020. The first delay was announced on March 4th, pushing it till November. Obviously, it is now clear that theaters are unable to open in the US and UK and the opening has been moved to April 2, 2021.

 

A Quiet Place Part II:

The sequel to the almost silent film, directed by John Krasinski, was supposed to open on March 20, 2020, but barely a week before then, Paramount declared they were postponing it to an unspecified date, before delaying it yet again. It is now set to be released on April 23, 2021.

 

Black Widow:

First scheduled for May 1, 2020, Marvel’s Black Widow has been pushed a full year to May 7, 2021. At first, Disney postponed the film to an undecided date, but on April 3rd confirmed that Black Widow, along with several other spinoffs in the Marvel cinematic universe, would be postponed.

 

F9:

The 9th movie in the Fast and Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel, John Cena and Charlize Theron was among the first films to delay release. It was due to open in May 2020, but took the bold step to adjourn to nearly a year later, in April 2021.

 

In the Heights:

The adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ musical In the Heights was pushed back a year, from Jue 2020 to June 18, 2021.

 

Dune:

Based on the classic sci-fi novels, Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve seemed like the only movie that was going to air. However, the December planned release was pushed to October 21, 2021. Unfortunately, you will have to wait another year for this exceptionally well-casted film starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson.

 

Due to Covid-19, the absence of new cinematic
releases has made all of our lives a bit duller.
Hopefully, these challenging times will spark
some creative thinking and give people some
exciting new content to look forward to in the
future.