Even though we are only a few months into the new decade, the 2020s have already been defined as health crises known as CORONA VIRUS.
After originating in the Wuhan province of china. this particularly dangerous form of coronavirus has spread throughout the world at a much faster rate than most could have anticipated.
Creating a worldwide atmosphere of fear as a virus deadlier than the seasonal flu strike the most vulnerable populations.
To try and prevent the rapid spread of CORONA, some countries are limiting travel and closing borders after a terrible outbreak. Italy placed limits on all travel and put its resident under strict quarantine.
essentially closing some of the worlds most historically relevant major cities. And unsurprisingly, this shutdown is also affecting the entertainment industry in a big way.
Film festivals and premieres are getting rescheduled and cancelled right and left, the between quarantine shooting locations, contaminated casts and crew members and concerns about the crowd attending new movies.
A lot of projects have ground to a screeching halt in the face of COVID-19.
So here’s the list of movies and T.V shows delayed because of CORONA so far-
1. NO TIME TO DIE-
One of the first cinematic casualties of CORONA was the final outing for Daniel Craig as James bond. Halting one of the biggest movies of the spring season.
In early March of 2020, MGM, Universal and the producers of No time to Die announced that the film’s original release of April 10, 2020, would no longer come to fruition.
And the film instead has to wait until November 25, 2020. the producers stated that “just one person who may not show the symptoms, could infect the rest of the audience. It’s just a movie. The health and well being of the fans around the world and their families are more important. We have all waited over four years for this film. Another few months will not change the quality of the film.”
2. Riverdale season 4-
The CW’s wildest teen show Is also facing delays as a result of CORONA, leading the residence of the Riverdale in the lurch.
The Vancouver-set production put a hold on shooting its upcoming 4th season. Out of the abundance of the caution after someone on the team of the show may have come in contact with the virus.
At the time of the announcement, the delay was open-ended. Though Riverdale fans will undoubtedly be disappointed, the health of the cast and crew is obviously the most important consideration for the show.
3. Fast and Furious 9 is also affected because of CORONA –
In the wake o the COVID-19 outbreak, fast and furious 9 is facing a serious delay, moving its release date by a full year to accommodate audience trying to avoid this Virus.
Universal Studios announced that the film would be delayed nearly a full year, jumping from May 22, 2020, to April 2, 2021.
Though the fast and furious crew knows their fans are bummed, they reassured their loyal followers that the decision was made with safety in mind.
4. The Falcon and The Winter soldier-
Even the marvel cinematic universe is not immune to coronavirus concerns.
Along with several other Disney projects, the upcoming disney+ show the falcon and the winter soldier has been delayed due to this growing pandemic.
Exactly what effect this will have on the series intended to fall 2020 premiere remains to be seen.
The filming was shut while filming in Prague, int the heart of Czech republic.
5. The lovebirds-
in the midst of a frightening pandemic, audiences are looking for escapist fare more than ever. But unfortunately, some upcoming romantic comedies are getting shelved until further notice due to virus.
One such casualty is The lovebirds, paramount’s upcoming rom-com starring Issa Rae and Kumail Ninjiani, which has been pulled from the studio’s lineup.
Ahead of its planned April 3 2020 released the Micheal Showalter film has been placed on an indefinite hold. With no new release date announced just yet.
Fans of animated Disney classics and their live-action remakes were sorely disappointed. When the studio announced that their highly-anticipated live-action reboot of Mulan would also face delays due to the COVD-19 CRISIS.
Before the film’s planned release o the march 27, Disney broke the news that the Mulan would simply have to wait. Currently, there’s no new release date yet set for the Mulan.
7. NEW MUTANTS-
This is quite funny now, but not for the makers. When a film faces delay after delay after delay, it seems like it might never see the light of day. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case for the X-men spin-off.
After facing multiple delays due to a number of factors, including fox’s acquisition by Disney.
And the rumours of reshoots that apparently didn’t even end up happening, the new mutants have been delayed again thanks to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
This news comes after questions over whether or not Disney would even release the film. Which was one of the holdovers from the fox’s theatrical schedule. But it ended up with an April 3 release date but not anymore.
Smaller films are likely to take an even bigger hit when it comes to delayed releases.
Antlers, a daring indie horror film starring Keri Russel and Jesse Plemons, is just one example.
With a planned April 17th release by the searchlight pictures, Antlers, Which is directed by crazy heart Scott Cooper and produced by horror auteur Guillermo del toro, has been delayed by the parent company Disney.
Like some of the Disney’s other delays, including the much pricier Mulan and the new mutants. Antlers also have no planned release date yet.
This was the list of affected shows and movies due to COVID-19