Depending on who you ask, some people might tell you that movie theater workers ought to be considered essential. Though streaming has seen a major uptick amidst the quarantine, the bulk of the money in movie releases comes from theaters.
Box office spending is used to chart initial success, concessions and accessories generate income for the theaters, the filmmakers, and franchises, and there’s nothing quite like seeing a movie on the big screen.
With the pandemic altering the course of our year (and beyond), almost every film that has been slated to release has postponed their debut date. For a long time, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller ‘Tenet’ was the only film meant to be released over the summer, but just this past week, Warner Brothers announced that it too would be postponed indefinitely. Here are some other major titles that have been delayed, listed by title with the director name following.
Artemis Fowl- Kenneth Branagh (released on Disney+ on June 12)
A Quiet Place II- John Krasinski (postponed to September 4th)
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar- Josh Greenbaum (postponed to July 16th, 2021)
The Batman- Matt Reeves (postponed to October 2021)
Come Play- Jacob Chase (postponed to October 30, 2020)
F9- Justin Lin (postponed to April 2, 2021)
Greyhound- Aaron Schneider (released on Disney+ on July 10th)
In the Heights- John M. Chu (postponed to June 18, 2021)
King Richard- Reinaldo Marcus Green (postponed to November 2021)
Slay the Dragon- Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman (released on digital platforms in April)
Spiral- Darren Lynn Bousman (postponed to May 21, 2021)
Wonder Woman 1984- Patty Jenkins (postponed to October 2, 2020)
Though the postponement of these films is no doubt disappointing, it’s not all for naught. Though many major movies have been delayed, there’s never been a better time to catch up on old favorites. What have you been watching recently? Let us know in the comments.