• Release dates for big projects like "No Time To Die," "Mulan," and "Black Widow" have been pushed back
  • The decision was taken in the wake of the pandemic
  • Most of the films have not been given new release dates yet

The entertainment industry is taking quite a hit amid the coronavirus outbreak. A lot of movies have postponed their release dates or canceled their productions because of the deadly disease. Every major studio has decided to push back the release dates of their films in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic and are now finding it difficult to decide when their movies come out.

Here is the list of movies curated by the Hollywood Reporter that are waiting to get a new release date.

“A Quiet Place: Part II”

The highly-anticipated sequel to “A Quiet Place” was all set to hit the theaters on March 20 and social media was filled with the reactions of the critics who managed to see the movie at a private screening. But suddenly, John Krasinski, the film’s director, decided to postpone the release of the movie to prevent the spread of the disease. A new release date is yet to be announced.


Disney took the decision of pushing back the release date of the much-awaited live-action movie to follow the guidlines. The director of the movie, Niki Caro, confirmed the news on Instagram and encouraged the fans to remain excited for the movie about an amazing warrior who became a legend.

The movie was originally slated to hit theaters on March 27.

“No Time To Die”

The first big movie to take the bold decision of changing the release date, “No Time To Die” is the 25th film in the highly-successful James Bond franchise. The makers had already canceled all the promotional tours in China. As soon as the U.S. started to witness the rising cases of coronavirus, the fans requested the makers to postpone the release date for “public safety.”

The makers did not disappoint and confirmed that the movie will now release on Nov. 25 in the U.S. Daniel Craig will be donning the iconic suit for the last time in this movie.


The ninth installment in the “Fast And Furious” franchise was on course to hit theaters on May 22 and Vin Diesel was requesting Sony Pictures to let him go to China for the promotion of the movie. But the studio had some other thoughts. Sony changed the released date by one year to April 2, 2021.

The film also stars John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Charlize Theron in pivotal roles.

“Minions: The Rise Of Gru”

The upcoming entry in the “Minions” saga had to postpone its release date because the production team was unable to finish all the post-production work due to the coronavirus pandemic. As of late, no new release date has been announced for the project.

Steve Carrell, Pierre Coffin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Julie Andrews will be voicing different characters in the movie.

“The New Mutants”

This is the fifth time that the film’s release date has been pushed back. The movie was initially scheduled to hit theaters in 2018, before being delayed to February. 2019, to avoid a clash with “Deadpool,” and then to August 2019 to avoid “Dark Phoenix.”

“The New Mutants” was scheduled to hit theaters on April 3, 2020. The new release date has not been announced yet.

“Black Widow”

Perhaps one of the biggest releases of 2020, the movie went on to become the first Marvel movie to face the wrath of the pandemic. The makers decided to postpone the release of the movie because of the rising number of cases that are being reported throughout the country. The new release date has not yet been announced .

“Black Widow” was originally slated to release on May 1, 2020.

Apart from “Black Widow,” two more movies have been pushed back by Disney. Amy Adams’ “The Woman In The Window” and Dev Patel’s “The Personal History Of David Copperfield” will also get new release dates in the coming weeks.

The global delay of 007 adventure "No Time To Die," including its US and European releases, highlights the increasingly borderless impact of the virus
The global delay of 007 adventure "No Time To Die," including its US and European releases, highlights the increasingly borderless impact of the virus AFP / Mladen ANTONOV