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Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die

In an event that sounds straight out of a Steven Soderbergh movie, much of the world seems to be putting itself on hold, as concert festivals, conventions, and even entire countries are shutting down in fear of the Coronavirus. It is not just public travel being affected by this outbreak, but movies, too, with theaters around the world closing down, production of certain films put on delay, and the latest 007 adventure, No Time to Die, having its global release date postponed, among others. .

The Coronavirus’ effect on the film industry seems to be an epidemic in itself, with a growing uncertainty looming over many upcoming theatrical releases and the costly efforts studios have endured to avoid box office backlash amid the issue. Several films have been affected by this growing concern and these are the ones we know of so far.

Ana de Armas in No Time to Die

Theatrical Releases Postponed

The following films have been delayed from their original theatrical release in the US or overseas. Some have a confirmed rescheduled date while others remain indefinitely postponed.

No Time to Die: Release Date - November 25, 2020
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway: Release Date - January 15, 2021
A Quiet Place Part II: Release Date - TBD
F9 (Fast and Furious 9): Release Date - April 2021
The Lovebirds: Release Date - TBD
Mulan: Release Date - TBD
The New Mutants: Release Date - TBD
Antlers: Release Date - TBD
Black Widow: Release Date - TBD
The Personal History of David Copperfield: Release Date - TBD
The Woman in the Window: Release Date - TBD
Antebellum: Release Date - TBD
Spiral: From the Book of Saw: Release Date - TBD
Run: Release Date - TBD
Scoob!: Release Date - TBD
Wonder Woman 1984: Release Date - August 14, 2020
In The Heights: Release Date - TBD
Minions: The Rise of Gru: Release Date - TBD
Malignant: Release Date - TBD
Ghostbusters: Afterlife: Release Date - March 5, 2021
Morbius: Release Date - March 19, 2021
Uncharted: Release Date - October 8, 2021
Greyhound: Release Date - TBD

Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window

Releases For Rent Or Purchase On Digital

With movie theaters closed for the time being, some previously released movies (and films that were supposed to be released soon) are becoming available to rent digitally well ahead of the normal digital release schedule. Such is the case for previous releases like The Invisible Man and The Hunt (made available for a 48-hour rental digitally) and the yet-to-be-released Trolls sequel, Trolls World Tour, which will make its debut in digital rental form in April. Here's the list of movies that are or will be available to rent digitally:

The Invisible Man: March 20, 2020 (48-hour rental - $20)
The Hunt: March 20, 2020 (48-hour rental - $20)
Emma: March 20, 2020 (48-hour rental - $20)
The Gentlemen: March 24, 2020 (48-hour rental - $20)
Trolls World Tour: April 10, 2020 (48-hour rental - $20)

A number of other theatrical releases are getting digital releases for rental or purchase well ahead of the usual schedule. The following movies released in theaters but are getting early digital releases. Meaning, you can or will be able to purchase or rent these films much sooner than we expected. And in the case of Onward, while it's already available to purchase digitally, the Pixar film will become available to stream on Disney+ in early April.

Onward: now available for digital purchase ($19.99). Available to stream on Disney+ on April 3 in the U.S.
DC's Birds of Prey: March 24, 2020 (digital purchase), April 7, 2020 (digital rental)
Bloodshot: March 24, 2020 (digital purchase)
The Way Back: March 24, 2020 (digital purchase)
I Still Believe: March 27, 2020 (digital purchase, Premium On Demand and Premium VOD)
Call of the Wild: March 27, 2020 (digital purchase)
Downhill: March 27, 2020 (digital purchase)
Bad Boys For Life: March 31, 2020 (digital purchase)
Sonic the Hedgehog: March 31, 2020 (digital purchase)

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Production Delays

The following films have been films have been put on hold while still in development for the time being. The release dates for many of these movies have remained the same as far as we know, but it seems likely that at least some of them will need to be moved, depending on how soon the release date is set, how far along production was when it was delayed and when the production will be able to resume. We'll do our best to keep the information updated as it comes in.

Mission: Impossible 7: Release Date - July 23, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Release Date - February 12, 2021
The Little Mermaid: Release Date - TBD
Home Alone: Release Date - December 2020
The Last Duel: Release Date - December 25, 2020
Nightmare Alley: Release Date - TBD
Jurassic World: Dominion: Release Date - June 11, 2021
The Batman: Release Date - June 25, 2021
Fantastic Beasts 3: Release Date - November 12, 2021
Avatar 2: Release Date - December 17, 2021
The Matrix 4: Release Date - May 21, 2021
The Batman: Release Date - June 25, 2021

Ben Schwartz voices the title character of Sonic the Hedgehog

Releases Postponed In China

The following films are either still currently poised to release in the US or have already been released in the States, but have been indefinitely postponed specifically in China.

Sonic the Hedgehog: US Release Date - February 14, 2020
Dolittle: US Release Date - January 17, 2020
1917: US Release Date - December 25, 2019
Jojo Rabbit: US Release Date - November 8, 2019
Hellboy: US Release Date - April 12, 2019

For more information and updates on the ongoing effects the Coronavirus has had on the world of entertainment, be sure to check back here on CinemaBlend.