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Breakdown of 2020 Movie Delays, and When They Will Hit Theaters

After much hemming and hawing, Disney finally decides to release the live-action remake of Mulan on Disney+... for a price.

by | August 4, 2020 | Comments

So far, 2020 has been unpredictable, as movie studios and the film industry at large scramble to respond to an ever-changing global crisis. In early March, it was announced that the release date of the latest James Bond film (and Daniel Craig’s final outing in the role), No Time to Die, was being postponed from April to November, and it was only a matter of time before others followed suit. Sure enough, a whole slew of films have now announced release date changes, and not all of them have pinned down exactly when they plan to open. Most recently, after Disney announced a host of schedule changes for its upcoming films, including the planned Avatar sequels and future Star Wars films, the studio finally chose to release the much-anticipated live-action Mulan on Disney+… for a price.

Read on for the full list of films that have postponed their opening weekends in 2020, and be sure to check back for updates as they are announced. [Updated on 8/6/20.]


Delays

First Cow (2020)  – Released on March 6; pulled from theaters for VOD premiere on July 10
My Spy (2020)
 – Pulled from March 13 theatrical release; premiering on Amazon Prime on June 26
The Truth (La vérité) (2020)
 – Moved from March 20; in select theaters and on VOD on July 3
Blue Story (2020)  – Moved from March 20; new date unknown
A Quiet Place Part II (2021)  – Moved from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021
The Climb (2020)  – Moved from March 20; new date unknown
Mulan (2020)  – Pulled from delayed August 21 theatrical release; premiering on Disney+ for $29.99 on September 4
Radium Girls (2020)  – Moved from April 3; new date unknown
The Secret Garden (2020)  – Pulled from April 3 theatrical release; premiering on VOD on August 7
The New Mutants (2020)  – Moved from April 3 to August 28
No Time To Die (2020)
– Moved from April 4 (UK) / April 10 (US) to November 12 (UK) / November 25 (US)
Saint Maud (2020)  – Moved from April 10; new date unknown
Promising Young Woman (2020)  – Moved from April 17; new date unknown
Antlers (2021)  – Moved from April 17, 2020 to February 19, 2021
Antebellum (2020)  – Pulled from August 21 theatrical release; premiering on VOD on September 18
Black Widow (2020)  – Moved from May 1 to November 6
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)  – Moved from August 14 to August 28
Run (2020)  – Moved from May 8; new date unknown
Spiral (2021)  – Moved from May 15; new date unknown
The Woman in the Window (2020)  – Moved from May 15; new date unknown
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021)  – Pulled from May 22 theatrical release; premiering on VOD in 2021 (date unknown)
F9 (2021)  – Moved from May 22, 2020 to April 2, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)  – Moved from June 5 to October 2
Greyhound (2020)  – Moved from June 12; premiering on Apple TV+ on July 10
Candyman (2020)  – Moved from June 12 to October 16
Soul (2020)  – Moved from June 19 to November 20
Top Gun: Maverick (2021)  – Moved from December 23, 2020 to July 2, 2021
In the Heights (2021)  – Moved from June 26, 2020 to June 18, 2021
Free Guy (2020)  – Moved from July 3, 2020 to December 11
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021)  – Moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)  – Moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021
Tenet (2020)  – Moved from August 12 to August 26 in 70 markets worldwide, September 3 in limited theaters in the US
The French Dispatch (2020)  – Moved from July 24 to October 16
Jungle Cruise (2021)  – Moved from July 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021
Morbius (2021)  – Moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)  – Moved from August 7, 2020 to January 15, 2021
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)  – Moved from August 21 to August 28, premiering simultaneously on VOD and in select theaters
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)  – Moved from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021
Last Night in Soho (2021)  – Moved from September 25, 2020 to April 23, 2021
The Many Saints of Newark (2021)  – Moved from September 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)  – Moved from October 2, 2020 to June 25, 2021
The Witches (2021)  – Moved from October 9; new date unknown
Death on the Nile (2020)  – Moved from October 9 to October 23
Snake Eyes (2020)  – Moved from October 16 to October 23
The French Dispatch (2020)  – Moved from October 16; new date unknown
Halloween Kills (2021)  – Moved from October 16, 2020 to October 15, 2021
Eternals (2021)  – Moved from November 6, 2020 to February 12, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)  – Moved from November 20, 2020 to May 21, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)  – Moved from November 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021
The Last Duel (2020) – Moved from December 25, 2020 to October 15, 2021


Updates

Trolls World Tour (2020)  – Available digitally now
Onward (2020)  – Available digitally now
The Invisible Man (2020)  – Available digitally now
The Hunt (2020)  – Available digitally now
Emma. (2020)  – Available digitally now
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)  – Available digitally now
Bloodshot (2020)  – Available digitally now
Scoob! (2020)  – Available digitally now
The Lovebirds (2020)  – Available on Netflix now
Artemis Fowl (2020)  – Available on Disney+ now


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