As coronavirus panic spreads, entertainment companies are quickly changing course on releasing the year’s biggest movies. Containing the virus and ensuring the safety of other people has to come first.
Coronavirus has affected the world in a number of ways. Over the past few days, major sporting events like the UEFA Champions League, the NBA and others have been canceled or postponed.
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This isn’t just about release dates moving, though – it’s starting to affect the production of TV and film, as you’d expect. Tom Hanks is the highest-profile celebrity to test positive for coronavirus so far, and he was diagnosed as he was filming an Elvis biopic in Australia – that’s now on hold, as you’d expect. TV show productions like the fourth season of Stranger things are shutting down as well, and in the coming months, we’re only going to see more examples of this as coronavirus spreads.
Here’s a list of all movie release dates pushed back by coronavirus so far:
- A Quiet Place, Part II
- Fast and Furious 9 – moved to April 2nd, 2021
- The New Mutants
- The Lovebirds
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – moved to August 2nd, 2020
- No Time To Die – moved to November 13th, 2020
This post will be updated with additional changes as they are announced.