Come come, Mr. Bond, to your new 2021 release date.
Photo: Nicole Dove/United Artists Releasing

Welcome to the new normal: Movie studios are still scrambling to shift large chunks of their film releases in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and cinema closures. (Or, now in some states and other parts of the world, gradual cinema reopenings. Thanks, Tenet!) China made the decision to shut down movie theaters as far back as January 2020 in an effort to contain the virus, and prominent production companies have also closed down indefinitely. While many smaller films that had day-and-date theatrical and on-demand debuts have proceeded with the digital parts of those releases, tentpole movies out of Marvel and The Fast saga, to name just a few, have been reshuffled and moved countless times to 2021, 2022, or are being delayed indefinitely. No Time to Die, Avatar 2, and West Side Story are also dancing to new dates, and Disney has relegated three of its films to streaming debuts. With all that in mind, here’s a guide to the movies that have been delayed so far because of COVID-19, with new release dates listed where available.

Moved from April 24, 2020, to August 20, 2020, to September 18, 2020, on demand.

Out October 29, 2021, after moving from April 17, 2020, to February 19, 2021.

Moved from May 29, 2020, to June 12, 2020, and it will premiere on Disney+ instead of in theaters.

Moved from April 3, 2020, to a TBD date.

The next four Avatar movies will debut every other December beginning December 16, 2022, with Avatar 2, delayed one year from December 17, 2021.

Moved from March 8, 2020, to September 6, 2020, to April 23, 2021, then to September 17, 2021, and then up to May 28, 2021.

Moved from June 25, 2021, to October 1, 2021, then to March 4, 2022.

Moved from September 4, 2020, to August 27, 2021.

Moved from October 2, 2020, to April 16, 2021, then to August 13, 2021.

Moved off of the schedule from December 22, 2021.

Moved from May 11, 2020, to November 6, 2020, to May 7, 2021.

Moved from March 20, 2020, to a May 5, 2020 video on-demand release.

Moved from July 17, 2020, to April 9, 2021, but now date is unset.

Moved from March 20, 2020, to a VOD release date of May 1, 2020.

Initially pushed from June 12, 2020, to September 25, 2020, to October 16, 2020, but is now set for August 27, 2021.

Moved from February 5, 2021 to July 16, 2021.

The opening was shifted from April 10, 2020, to August 14, 2020, and then to August 21, 2020.

Moved from March 20, 2020, to November 13, 2020.

Moved from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021.

Moved from December 23, 2020, to May 28, 2021.

Moved from October 9, 2020, to October 23, 2020, to December 18, 2020, was then removed from the 2020 calendar completely, but is now set for September 17, 2021.

Moved from November 13, 2020, to August 13, 2021

Moved from March 20, 2020, to VOD.

Moved from May 7, 2021, to March 25, 2022.

Moved from November 19, 2021, to May 27, 2022.

Moved from December 18, 2020 to October 1, 2021.

Moved from August 7, 2020, to December 4, 2020, to October 23, 2020.

Out January 7, 2022 after moving from August 14, 2020, to January 1, 2021, then TBD.

Moved from November 6, 2020, to February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021.

Moved from fall 2020 to January 22, 2021, then February 26, 2021 and is now TBD.

Out June 25, 2021 after moving from May 22, 2020, to April 2, 2021, then May 28, 2021.

This Kevin Hart movie was initially moved up from January 15, 2021, to October 23, 2020, but is now slated for April 16, 2021.

Although the new Kelly Reichardt film did start its limited release on March 6, 2020, A24 announced that it will rerelease the film theatrically later on in 2020.

Moved from July 1, 2022, to June 3, 2022, then to November 4, 2022.

Moved from July 3, 2020, to December 11, 2020, to May 21, 2021.

Delayed indefinitely after moving from July 24, 2020, to October 16, 2020.

Moved from July 10, 2020, to July 9, 2021.

Out November 11, 2021 after moving from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021, then to June 11, 2021.

Out March 31, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max after moving from November 20, 2020, to May 21, 2021, then to March 26, 2021.

Moved from July 31, 2020 to August 14, 2020, then to December 18, 2020 through PVOD.

Moved from June 12, 2020, to July 10, 2020, for a release on Apple TV+.

Moved from October 16, 2020, to Friday, October 15, 2021.

Moved from October 15, 2021, to Friday, October 14, 2022.

Moved from June 26, 2020, to June 18, 2021.

Moved from May 29, 2020, to a June 26, 2020, VOD release.

Moved from July 24, 2020, to July 30, 2021.

Moved from June 11, 2021 to June 10, 2022.

Moved from November 21, 2020, to November 19, 2021 in theaters and HBO Max.

Moved from September 18, 2020 to February 26, 2021, to March 12, 2021, then August 20, 2021.

Moved from January 8, 2021, to October 15, 2021.

Moved from its September 25, 2020 release, to April 23, 2021, but is now slated for October 22, 2021.

Moved from April 3, 2020, to a May 22, 2020 debut on Netflix.

Moved from August 14, 2020, to a date TBD, then to September 10, 2021.

Moved from Septemberr 25, 2020, to March 12, 2021 to September 24, 2021.

Moved from May 21, 2021, to April 1, 2022, then up to December 22, 2021.

Moved off of the schedule from March 4, 2022.

Moved from July 3, 2020, to July 2, 2021, but is now slated to debut on July 1, 2022.

Moved from July 23, 2021, to November 19, 2021

Moved from August 5, 2022, to November 4, 2022.

Out January 21, 2022, after moving from July 31, 2020, to March 19, 2021, to October 9, 2021.

Set for September 4, 2020, on Disney+, after going from March 27, 2020, to July 24, 2020, to August 21, 2020.

Moved from April 17, 2020, to June 26, when it will premiere digitally on Amazon.

Moved from April 3, 2020, to August 28, 2020.

Moved from December 25, 2020, to December 22, 2021.

Out October 8, 2021, after shifting from April 10, 2020, to November 25, back up to November 20, and then pushed to April 2, 2021.

Moved from August 14, 2020, to February 26, 2021, then April 2, 2021, before being moved up to a March 26, 2021 release.

Moved from May 8, 2020, to August 14, 2020.

Out on June 11, 2021, after moving from August 7, 2020, to January 15, 2021, then to April 2, 2021.

Moved from September 25, 2020, to date TBD.

Moved from November 25, 2020, to March 12, 2021, to March 5, 2021 in theaters and to purchase on Disney+.

Moved from January 15, 2021, to August 13, 2021.

Moved from November 6, 2020, to February 26, 2021, to April 23, 2021, then to October 22, 2021.

Moved from May 8, 2020, to November 20, 2020 for a Hulu release.

Moved from a theatrical release on May 15, 2020, to digital release on that day.

Moved from April 17, 2020, to August 14, 2020.

Moved from February 21, 2021, to May 7, 2021, to July 9, 2021.

Moved from April 1, 2022, to November 4, 2022, then to June 2, 2023.

Moved from July 16, 2021, to November 5, 2021, then to December 17, 2021, domestically.

Moved from May 15, 2020, to May 21, 2021.

Moved from June 19, 2020, to November 20, 2020, to premiere December 25, 2020 on Disney+.

The next trio of Star Wars movies will premiere around Christmas every other year beginning on December 22, 2023.

Moved from July 17, 2020, to July 31, 2020, to August 12, 2020, to September 3, 2020.

Moved from November 5, 2021, to February 11, 2022.

Moved from December 23, 2020, to March 5, 2021, and moved up a week to premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on February 26, 2021.

Moved from March 19, 2021 to a release date TBD.

Moved from December 25, 2020, to July 23, 2021.

Moved from June 24, 2020, to December 23, 2020, then July 2, 2021.

Moved from March 20, 2020, to select theaters and VOD July 3, 2020.

Out February 11, 2022, after moving from March 5, 2021, to August 8, 2021, then to July 16, 2021.

Moved from July 1, 2020, to July 10, 2020.

Moved from October 1, 2021, to November 5, 2021, then to June 3, 2022.

Moved from July 9, 2021, to July 29, 2022.

Moved from April 8, 2022, to October 7, 2022.

Moved from October 2, 2020, to June 25, 2021.

Moved from December 18, 2020, to December 10, 2021.

Moved from December 22, 2021 to a date TBD in 2021.

Moved from October 9, 2020 to October 16, 2020, to premiere October 22, 2020 on HBO Max.

Moved from September 18, 2020, to October 2, 2020.

Moved from May 15, 2020, to a “first half of 2021” release on Netflix, now dated for May 14, 2021.

Moved from June 5, 2020, to August 14, 2020, to October 2, 2020, then to December 25, 2020.

Moved from a theatrical release on March 27, 2020, to a VOD release on May 5, 2020.


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