I had a nice list of movie dates planned when 2020 loomed in. And the year looked good at thr beginning. I mean 2020 came in heavy with blockbusters like Bad Boys for Life, Sonic the Hedgehog and Invisible Man. Usually we get crap movies all over the place **cough** Fantasy Island **cough** which I won’t lie wasn’t complete shit. But when paired with the former as well as well as the flicks we were promised, yeah it’s not worth 10-12 bucks.
That being said, 2020 was turning out to be a formidable year for Hollywood.
And then boom… Coronavirus happened.
2020 now in the 4th quarter and coming to a close, it’s a sure bet that the cinemas have taken a really big blow much like a lot of other things in 2020. Despite theatres’ attempt to make a comeback with limited seating and social distancing efforts, it seems that Hollywood lost the battle against Covid-19.
Regal theaters recently shut their doors yet again worldwide due to lack of ticket sales and the resurgence of infection cases. AMC theatres, determined to stay in the fight, have begun renting their theatre spaces to the public. All of that seems futile because moviegoers just didn’t have the urge or courage to take the risk to go out.
If the releases of Tenet and The New Mutants have taught us anything, it’s that 2020 was a bust for the cinema industry.
Wonder Woman 1984 for example, which was originally set for a 2019 release had several postponements this year. It has bounced from a release date of June 5, to August 14, to October 2, to now Christmas 2020.
While most of us settled for what cable and streaming giants like Netflix had to offer, the rest of us movie buffs were able to see many of the new movies online. Although many movies slated for theatrical release this year settled for On-Demand streaming, other flicks are holding out for a 2021 release to theatres. Here’s a some titles just to name a few. This list only includes films that are completed. Those that had delayed filming this year that were originally otherwise set to release in 2021 or 2022 will not be included.
Released to On demand on September 18 from April 24 to August 20.
Moved from April 17 to February 19, 2021.
Premiered on Disney+ on June 12 from May 29.
The Artist’s Wife
Moved from April 3 to a TBD date.
A Quiet Place Part II
Moved from March 8 to September 6 then to April 23 2021.
Moved from May 11 to November 6 to May 7, 2021.
Moved from July 17 to April 9, 2021.
Released to video on demand on May 1 from March 20.
Initially pushed from June 12 to September 25 to October 16 but is now set to release on an undetermined date in 2021.
Charm City Kings
Released to On Demand on October 8 after a previous release date of April 10 to August 21.
Moved from March 20 to November 13.
Moved from December 23 to May 28, 2021.
Moved from October 9 to October 23 to December 18.
Released to video on demand.
Moved from December 18 to October 1, 2021.
The Empty Man
Moved from August 7 to December 4.
Escape Room 2
Moved from August 14 to January 1, 2021.
Moved from November 6 to February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Moved from fall 2020 to January 22, 2021.
Moved from May 22 to April 2, 2021.
Moved from July 3 to December 11.
The French Dispatch
Delayed until 2021 after moving from July 24 to October 16 release date.
The Forever Purge
Moved from July 10 to July 9, 2021.
Moved from July 10 to March 5, 2021.
Godzilla vs. Kong
Moved from November 20 to May 21, 2021.
Headed to HBO Max.
Released to Apple TV in July from June 12.
Moved from October 16 to October 15, 2021.
In the Heights
Moved from June 26 to June 18, 2021.
Moved from May 29 to a June 26 to VOD release.
Moved from July 24 to July 30, 2021.
Moved from November 21 to November 25, 2021.
The King’s Man
Moved from September 18 to February 2021.
Last Night in Soho
Moved from its September 25 release to April 23, 2021.
Released to Netflix on May 22 from April 3.
Moved from August 14 to an unreleased date.
The Many Saints of Newark
Moved from Septemberr 25 to March 12, 2021.
Minions: Rise of Gru
Moved from July 3 to July 2, 2021.
Moved from July 31 to March 19, 2021.
Premiered on Disney+ on September 4 after going from March 27 to July 24 to August 21.
Premiered in Amazon Prime on April 17.
Moved from December 25 to December 22, 2021.
No Time to Die
Moved from April 10, to November 25 to April 2, 2021.
Moved from August 14 to February 26, 2021.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Moved from May 8 to August 14.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Moved from August 7 to January 15, 2021.
Moved from September 25 to date TBD.
Raya and the Last Dragon
Moved from November 25 to March 12, 2021.
Ron’s Gone Wrong
Moved from November 6 to February 26, 2021, to April 23, 2021.
Moved from May 8 to a release date TBD.
Released on video on demand instead of a theatrical release on May 15.
The Secret Garden
Released on from April 17 to August 14, 2020.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw
Moved from May 15 2020 to May 20, 2021.
Moved from June 19, to November 20, 2020.
Tom & Jerry
Moved from December 23, to March 5, 2021.
The Tomorrow War
Moved from December 25, to July 23, 2021.
Top Gun: Maverick
Moved from June 24, to December 23, then July 2, 2021.
Moved from March 20, 2020, and released to Video on Demand on July 3.
Moved from March 5, 2021, to August 8, 2021, then to July 16, 2021.
Released on July 10, 2020.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Moved from October 2, to June 25, 2021.
West Side Story
Moved from December 18, to December 10, 2021.
Moved from September 18 to October 2, 2020.
The Woman in the Window
Moved from May 15, to a date TBD.
Moved from a theatrical release on March 27, to a video on demand release on May 5, 2020.
What flick were you looking forward to see in theaters this year?? Anything here I missed? Leave a commenbelow
Let’s hope 2021 is a more promising year for movie theatres in 2021!
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