2020 Film Releases - The Latest News...
Back in May we updated on the corona impacted release dates for the 2020 blockbusters. A lot has happened since then and it has taken its toll on UK cinemas and movie theatres world-wide.
Despite Christopher Nolan's "TENET" taking nearly £16M ($20.6M) at the box office and still counting (Nolan's "Interstellar" took £24.4M ($31.4M) in 2014) movie studios and distributors could see that in the face of rising coronavirus statistics, the British movie-going public was largely too nervous to spend 2 hours in the same room as a group of strangers.
Having been pushed from its April 2020 slot and newly announced in a November 2020 slot, the 2nd October announcement that James Bond 25 "No Time To Die" was moving to a 2021 release date was too much for many cinema groups to take.
On the 6th October, the world's second largest cinema chain, Cineworld, wrote to its UK customers.
“It’s with great sadness that we are getting in touch to let you know that all Cineworld cinemas across the UK and Ireland will be temporarily closed from Friday (October 9) until further notice.
This is not a decision we made lightly. We did everything in our power to support safe and sustainable re-openings of our cinemas and we are so very grateful for our employees who implemented the new protocols which resulted in lots of positive feedback from customers who visited our cinemas and felt safe. We were very proud of the fact that cinemas were open for 2 months and there was not one COVID case resulting from visiting the cinema. We cannot underscore enough how difficult this decision was.”
With so many blockbuster films now pushing back their release dates, it was inevitable.
Here are the latest published release dates for films originally due for release in 2020.
F9 – Fast and Furious 9
The French Dispatch
No Time To Die
Top Gun: Maverick
Wonder Woman 1984
Bill and Ted Face the Music
The King’s Man
West Side story
7th May 2021
28th May 2021
11th December 2020
26th March 2021
30th July 2021
19th March 2021
Released on Disney+
2nd April 2021
8th July 2021
26th December 2020
16th September 2020
1st October 2021
12th February 2021
26th August 2020
10th December 2020
Released on Disney+
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Adam and the Art of the Movies team.