Like everyone else who’s sheltered at home, we miss the sensational thrill of the cinema. That’s why we compiled a list of films that everyone’s been dying to see at the big screen but got postponed due to the pandemic.
A Quiet Place Part II
Should’ve premiered on March 20; Now moved to September 4
Fans of the inventive sci-fi horror will have to stay hushed until the sequel premieres on its new date this coming September.
Should’ve premiered on March 27; Now moved to August 21
Disney has postponed the premiere of the live-action remake of the classic 1998 animated film twice now: first, to July 24 due to the coronavirus outbreak, then again to August 21, this time to give way to the company’s forthcoming spy film, Tenet.
The New Mutants
Should’ve premiered on April 3; Now moved to August 28
The final installment in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men saga has also been postponed a handful of times now.
The teenage superhero-horror film was meant to premiere last April 13, 2018, but got moved to February 22, 2019, to make room for Deadpool 2; then again to August 2 because of extensive reshoots; a third time to April 3rd of this year following the discretion of Disney, the new owner of the rights to the franchise; and finally, to August due to the pandemic.
Let’s all hope this fourth delay is its last.
No Time to Die
Should’ve premiered on April 10; Now moved to November 20
The twenty-fifth James Bond film — and the last outing by Daniel Craig — was the first major film to delay its release, and is now set to hit theaters this November.
Should’ve premiered on May 1; Now moved to November 6
Can you believe it’s been more than a year since the last Marvel movie? Now, we’ll have to wait a bit longer as Black Widow, which explores the Russian spy’s history, gets delayed until November.
Should’ve premiered on May 23; Now moved to April 2, 2021
Introducing John Cena as the brother of Vin Diesel’s Character, the latest film in the Fast and the Furious franchise races to a new release date on April 2 next year.
Wonder Woman 1984
Should’ve premiered on June 5; Now moved to October 2
Delays are also occurring on the other side of Marvel’s fence as DC likewise moves the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman to October.
Should’ve premiered on June 12; Now moved to July 10 on Apple TV+
Tom Hanks in war movies seem the perfect formula for a blockbuster. Fortunately, people can catch the delayed premiere of his highly-anticipated WWII film on Apple TV+ this July.
Top Gun: Maverick
Should’ve premiered on June 24; Now moved to December 23
As if 24 years isn’t long enough, the sequel to perhaps Tom Cruise’s most critically-acclaimed action-drama film gets a new release date, which is just a couple of days before Christmas.
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Should’ve premiered on July 3; Now moved to July 2, 2021
Love them or hate them, the little yellow underlings will come back in the latest Minions movie, which was moved by an entire year to July of 2021.
The Forever Purge
Should’ve premiered on July 10; Now moved to July 9, 2021
The Purge franchise, which has sprung four films and even a TV series, should have released its fifth and film in the series this month. Now we have to wait a year until July 2021 to see what happens in the last Purge.
Which of these films are you willing to wait for?