Black Widow is among numerous Disney films delayed.
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Movie studios are scrambling to shift large chunks of their film release slates in response to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent cinema closures. (Or, now in some states and other parts of the world, gradual cinema re-openings. Thanks, Tenet!) China made the decision to shut down movie theaters and theme parks as far back as January 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 are proceeding with the digital parts of those releases, huge tentpole movies out of Marvel and The Fast saga, to name just a few, are either moving to 2021 or being delayed indefinitely. With that in mind, here is 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.

Moved 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, then to April 23, 2021.

Moved from June 25, 2021, to October 1, 2021.

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

Moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021.

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

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

Moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021.

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 2021, exact date to come.

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 December 23, 2020 to May 28, 2021.

Moved from October 9, 2020 to October 23, 2020 to December 18, 2020.

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

Moved from August 14, 2020, to January 1, 2021.

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

Moved from Fall 2020 to January 22, 2021.

Moved from May 22, 2020, to April 2, 2021.

This Kevin Hart movie was initially moved up from January 15, 2021, to October 23, 2020, but is now slated for April 2, 2021.

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

Moved from July 1, 2022, to June 3, 2022.

Moved from July 3, 2020, to December 11, 2020.

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

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

Moved from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021.

Moved from November 20, 2020, to May 21, 2021.

Moved from July 31, 2020 to August 14, 2020.

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 November 21, 2020, to November 25, 2021.

Moved from September 18, 2020 to Feb. 26, 2021 to February 12, 2021.

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

Moved from its September 25 release to April 23, 2021.

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

Moved from August 14, 2020, to a date TBD.

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

Moved from May 21, 2021, to April 1, 2022.

Moved from July 3, 2020, to July 2, 2021.

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

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

Moved from July 31, 2020, to March 19, 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.

Moved from April 10, 2020, to November 25, 2020, then up to November 20, 2020.

Moved from August 14, 2020, to February 26, 2021.

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

Moved from August 7, 2020, to January 15, 2021.

Moved from September 25, 2020, to date TBD.

Moved from November 25, 2020, to March 12, 2021.

Moved from November 6, 2020 to February 26, 2021 to April 23rd 2021.

Moved from May 8, 2020, to a release date TBD.

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

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.

Moved from May 15, 2020, to May 20, 2021.

Moved from June 19, 2020, to November 20, 2020.

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 Labor Day Weekend.

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

Moved from December 23, 2020, to March 5, 2021.

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.

Moved 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.

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

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

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 off of the 2021 schedule from October 9.

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

Moved from May 15, 2020, to a date TBD.

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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