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When the latestpremiere was called off in March because of the outbreak, it came as a shock. But No Time to Die was just the first in a cascade of movie blockbusters canceled or postponed, causing a reshuffle of the release schedule throughout 2020 and 2021. The ripples will be felt even beyond next year, as the and the next Star Wars movies are affected.
We’ve laid out the revised box office calendar to show when (or if) 2020’s big movies are arriving in movie theaters. You can stream a bunch of recent releases early, but the return of watching movies inside theaters will be a major signal that we’re coming out on the other side of the pandemic.
Here’s how the new release dates stack up:
Greyhound (streaming now)
Tom Hanks stars in and directs this World War II epic about a convoy of ships battling U-boats.announced May 19 that it will premiere Greyhound on the streaming service, making this one of the biggest movies to skip theaters entirely. It’s a coup for Apple’s streaming service, which has created but still has some catching up to do against Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Original release date: June 19, 2020
Tenet (out now)
When the rest of the summer blockbusters delayed, Warner Bros. held its nerve and stuck to the planned date much longer than the rest. Christopher Nolan’s time-twisting thriller therefore felt like the big hope for movie theaters desperate to reopen, but after shuffling back a couple of weeks and then moving again to August,was entirely removed from the schedule in mid-July. It finally opened internationally Aug. 26 before in September. But even if theaters are open, audiences are still wary of gathering, and box office receipts are likely to suffer as a result. Whether or not you want to risk it, read our or our (spoiler-packed) .
Original release date: July 17, 2020
The One and Only Ivan (streaming now)
As the movie theaters pile up with blockbusters, Disney has moved some of its films from the theatrical schedule straight to streaming service. You can watch Artemis Fowl and The One and Only Ivan online after their theatrical releases were cancelled.
Original release date: Aug. 14, 2020
The New Mutants (out now)
Easily one of the most troubled movies ever to limp into production, X-Men spinoff The New Mutants was originally slated to be released in 2018, and had already been moved twice when Disney’s acquisition of Fox set it back yet again. That made the fourth postponement for the teen-centric comic book chiller starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams, before a late August release date was booked in. It’s finally been released, marking a disappointing end for the X-Men movie series.
Original release date: April 2020
Bill and Ted Face the Music (streaming now)
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return in this long-awaited sequel, สล็อต which was bumped a little up the schedule — but more importantly, at the filmmakers announced a day-and-date on-demand release so you can watch online even if you can’t make it to theaters. Read . Excellent!
Original release date: Aug. 21
Mulan (streaming now)
Disney’s live-action Mulan reboot has been something of a canary in a coalmine for spring and summer movies, as it’s been nudged incrementally up the calendar before getting an online release for an unexpected price. It was first postponed in March, less than two weeks before it was supposed to open. Disney then reshuffled its entire slate on April 3, moving Mulan to late July and then August. But as July came to an end and the theater industry still wasn’t up and running, Disney took it off schedule entirely — and then, finally, made the decision to release it on streaming service Disney Plus for an extra cost. Despite missing the big screen, the(even without the songs).
Original release date: March 27, 2020
Antebellum (streaming now)
Janelle Monae stars in this chilling horror story about a modern woman transported to the. Originally slated to open in April and then August, Antebellum now skips theaters for สล็อต a streaming release in September.
Original release date: April 2020
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Streaming now)
David Attenborough’s latest nature documentary, made with the World Wide Fund for Nature, was postponed from its original spring release. Interestingly, it wasn’t just the cinema release that was canceled: The film was due to stream on Netflix in April, but that was suspended too. “Our decision to postpone the film release [allows] viewers to enjoy the big-screen experience,” said the WWF in an email to CNET, “as well as giving Sir David Attenborough’s message the incredible reach afforded by the Netflix platform.” The documentary was rescheduled for selected theaters in late September followed by a streaming premiere Oct. 4.
Original release date: April 16, 2020
Free Guy (Dec. 11)
Video game-themed action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds was slated for summer but will now open nearer the end of the year.
Original release date: July 3, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 (in theaters and streaming Dec. 25)
Warner Bros held out until March 24 before announcing that the Wonder Woman sequel would be delayed. Although many big movies moved to much later in the year or were taken off the slate entirely,— which proved overly optimistic. It was shifted to October and then to the holidays. As Thanksgiving approached, Warner Bros announced that the film will stream on HBO Max at the same time as a theatrical release on Dec. 25.
Original release date: June 2020
Soul (streaming Dec. 25)
Pixar takes you on a jazz odyssey for this musical animation, which stuck to its planned early summer release date for a while. Disney has so many films on the schedule it wasn’t clear when there’d be a new slot for Soul, but it was first moved to November. Then, as of October, Soul skipped theaters entirely for a streaming debut on Disney Plus at Christmas.
Original release date: June 19
Candyman (unspecified date, 2021)
This horror remake directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele was pushed to September, but with no sign of theaters opening it was bumped to October and then into 2021.
Original release date: June 12, 2020
The French Dispatch (unspecified)
Wes Anderson returns with more idiosyncratic art-housery in The French Dispatch, starring Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand. Disney bumped this Fox Searchlight film to October but then in July took it off the schedule.
Original release date: July 2020
Tomb Raider 2 (unspecified)
There was much excitement when it was announced Kill List anddirector Ben Wheatley would helm a new adventure for video game superstar Lara Croft. Originally scheduled for March 2021, the sequel starring Alicia Vikander was taken off the calendar by MGM in October.
Original release date: March 2021
The 355 (Jan. 15, 2021)
Jessica Chastain leads a classy cast of spies in.
Original release date: January 2021
Antlers (Feb. 19, 2021)
When Disney postponed Mulan and New Mutants, it also shelved horror film Antlers, produced by Guillermo del Toro. It will now premiere online in July as part of San Diego Comic Con. The US release of The Personal History of David Copperfield has also been pushed back, as has thriller The Woman in the Window.
Original release date: April 17, 2020
Without Remorse (Feb. 26, 2021)
Michael B Jordan stars in this Tom Clancy adaptation, which has been remorselessly shuffled back to 2021.
Original release date: Sept. 18, 2020
The King’s Man (Feb. 26, 2021)
Ralph Fiennes suits up for The King’s Man, a World War I-era prequel to the Kingsman series of movies.
Original release date: Sept. 18, 2020
Coming 2 America (March 5, 2021)
Eddie Murphy will have to wait a bit longer to come to America again in another long-awaited sequel to an ’80s classic. Coming 2 America skips was acquired by Amazon Prime Video in November, a month before it was set to be released in theatres.
Original release date: Dec. 18, 2020