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Breakdown of 2020 Movie Delays, and When They Will Hit Theaters

Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta's reboot of Candyman finally gets a new release date in August of 2021, and Ghosbusters: Afterlife moves back a few more months to June of 2021.

by | October 21, 2020 | Comments

So far, 2020 has been unpredictable, as movie studios and the film industry at large scramble to respond to an ever-changing global crisis. In early March, it was announced that the release date of the latest James Bond film (and Daniel Craig’s final outing in the role), No Time to Die, was being postponed from April to November, and it was only a matter of time before others followed suit. Sure enough, a whole slew of films have now announced release date changes, and not all of them have pinned down exactly when they plan to open. Most recently, Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s reboot of Candyman finally got its new release date, as it’s been set for August 27, 2021, and Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife has moved back a few more months to June of 2021.

Read on for the full list of films that have postponed their opening weekends in 2020, and be sure to check back for updates as they are announced. [Updated on 10/21/20.]


Delays

A Quiet Place Part II (2021)  – Moved from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021
The Climb (2020)  – Moved from March 20; new date unknown
Radium Girls (2020)  – Moved from April 3; new date unknown
No Time To Die (2020)
– Moved from November, 2020 to April 2, 2021
Saint Maud (2020)  – Moved from April 10; new date unknown
Promising Young Woman (2020)  – Moved from April 17 to December 25
Antlers (2021)  – Moved from April 17, 2020 to February 19, 2021
Black Widow (2020)  – Moved from May 1, 2020 to November 6, 2020 to May 7, 2021
Run (2020)  – Pulled from May 8 theatrical release; premiering on Hulu on November 20
Spiral (2021)  – Moved from May 15, 2020 to May 21, 2021
The Woman in the Window (2020)  – Moved from May 15; new date unknown
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021)  – Pulled from May 22 theatrical release; premiering on VOD in 2021 (date unknown)
F9 (2021)  – Moved from May 22, 2020 to April 2, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)  – Moved from June 5 to October 2 to December 25
Candyman (2020)  – Moved from October 16, 2020 to August 27, 2021
Soul (2020)  – Pulled from November 20 theatrical release; premiering on Disney+ on December 25, 2020
Top Gun: Maverick (2021)  – Moved from December 23, 2020 to July 2, 2021
In the Heights (2021)  – Moved from June 26, 2020 to June 18, 2021
Free Guy (2020)  – Moved from July 3 to December 11
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021)  – Moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)  – Moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021 to June 11, 2021
Jungle Cruise (2021)  – Moved from July 24, 2020 to July 30, 2021
Morbius (2021)  – Moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)  – Moved from August 7, 2020 to January 15, 2021
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)  – Moved from August 28,2020 to August 20, 2021
Monster Hunter (2020)  – Moved from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021
The Beatles: Get Back (2021)  – Moved from September 4, 2020 to August 27, 2021
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)  – Moved from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021
The King's Man (2021)  – Moved from September 18, 2020 to February 26, 2021 to February 12, 2021
Last Night in Soho (2021)  – Moved from September 25, 2020 to April 23, 2021
The Many Saints of Newark (2021)  – Moved from September 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021
BIOS (2020)  – Moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)  – Moved from October 2, 2020 to June 25, 2021
The Witches (2020)  – Moved from October 9 to October 22 release on HBO Max in US, October 28 release in theaters worldwide
Death on the Nile (2020)  – Moved from October 9 to October 23 to December 18
The French Dispatch (2020)  – Moved from October 16; new date unknown
Halloween Kills (2021)  – Moved from October 16, 2020 to October 15, 2021
Snake Eyes (2021)  – Moved from October 23, 2020 to October 22, 2021
Eternals (2021)  – Moved from November 6, 2020 to February 12, 2021 to November 5, 2021
Deep Water (2020)  – Moved from November 13, 2020 to August 13, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)  – Moved from November 20, 2020 to May 21, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)  – Moved from November 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021
The Empty Man (2020)  – Moved from December 4, 2020 to October 23, 2020
West Side Story (2020)  – Moved from December 18, 2020 to December 10, 2021
Dune (2020)  – Moved from December 18, 2020 to October 1, 2021
Tom and Jerry (2020)  – Moved from December 23, 2020 to March 5, 2021
The Last Duel (2020) – Moved from December 25, 2020 to October 15, 2021


Updates

Trolls World Tour (2020)  – Available digitally now
Onward (2020)  – Available digitally now
The Invisible Man (2020)  – Available digitally now
The Hunt (2020)  – Available digitally now
Emma. (2020)  – Available digitally now
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)  – Available digitally now
Bloodshot (2020)  – Available digitally now
Scoob! (2020)  – Available digitally now
The Lovebirds (2020)  – Available on Netflix now
Artemis Fowl (2020)  – Available on Disney+ now
Blue Story (2020)  – Available digitally now
First Cow (2020)  – Available digitally now
My Spy (2020)  – Available on Amazon Prime now
The Truth (La vérité) (2020)  – Available digitally now
The Secret Garden (2020)  – Available digitally now
The New Mutants (2020)  – In select theaters now
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)  – In select theaters now
Greyhound (2020)  – Available on Apple TV+ now
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)  – Available digitally and in select theaters now
Mulan (2020)  – Available on Disney+ now
Tenet (2020)  – In theaters now
Antebellum (2020)  – Available digitally now


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