All the Movie Releases Changed by the Coronavirus Pandemic

As theatrical releases continue to be postponed in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic, here's a guide to what's been delayed.

Coronavirus Movie Delays Wide

Editor’s note: This page will be updated live as more information is made available.
Last updated: March 19, 2020, at 11:30p CST.


This week, the World Health Organization officially classified the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a pandemic. In the run-up to and the wake of that announcement, we have seen a wave of cancellations of public events, limits placed social gatherings in high-risk areas, and even the suspension of major sporting events across Europe and the United States, notably including the suspension of the NBA’s season following a player testing positive.

The pop culture space that we love so dearly has also been hit hard by the impact of this global pandemic. Austin’s annual mega-conference SXSW was canceled just less than a week before it was set to begin, rendering a devastating blow to local workers, the independent film community, and ultimately to the still-unknown future of SXSW itself. Elsewhere, we’ve seen cancelations of events like Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) and CinemaCon (the annual meeting of theatrical exhibitors) and the expected delays or cancellation of major film festivals, including Cannes.

The current CDC guidelines recommend that you wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, and do your part in order to help prevent the spread of the virus.

As the spread is expected to continue for an unknown period of time, Hollywood studios and other domestic distributors have begun preemptively rescheduling some of their theatrical releases. The expectation appears to be that the spread will have an impact on movie theater attendance if it hasn’t already. Which titles are among those being held back? To help you with your own release calendar management, we’ll be using our extra time at home to keep this list updated with all the changes to the US domestic theatrical release schedule. We will also include any changes to Video-on-Demand (VOD) releases as studios begin moving up home video windows, as well. So bookmark this page for future updates and be safe out there, dearest readers.

COVID-19 Release Changes

This table tracks movie releases that have been changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Releases are noted as (Theatrical) and (VOD).
TitleOriginal DateNew Date
A Dog Called Money (Theatrical)March 18, 2020TBD
A Quiet Place: Part II (Theatrical)March 20, 2020September 4, 2020
Antebellum (Theatrical)April 24, 2020August 21, 2020
Antlers (Theatrical)April 17, 2020TBD
Artemis Fowl (Theatrical)May 29, 2020June 12, 2020 (Disney+)
Bad Therapy (Theatrical)April 17, 2020April 17, 2020 (VOD)
Bill & Ted Face the Music (Theatrical)August 21, 2020,
then August 14, 2020
August 28, 2020
Bios (Theatrical)October 2, 2020April 16, 2021
Black Widow (Theatrical)May 1, 2020November 6, 2020
Blue Story (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
Bob's Burgers: The Movie (Theatrical)July 17, 2020April 9, 2021
Bull (Theatrical)March 20, 2020May 1, 2020 (VOD)
Candyman (Theatrical)June 12, 2020September 25, 2020
Captain Marvel 2 (Theatrical)July 29, 2022July 8, 2022
Charm City Kings (Theatrical)April 10, 2020,
then August 14, 2020
TBD (HBO MAX)
Come Play (Theatrical)July 24, 2020October 30, 2020
Deerskin (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Theatrical)May 5, 2021,
then November 5, 2021
March 25, 2022
Dungeons & Dragons (Theatrical)November 19, 2021May 27. 2022
Emma (Theatrical)In TheatersMarch 20, 2020 (VOD)
Endings, Beginnings (Theatrical)May 1, 2020April 17, 2020 (VOD)
Eternals (Theatrical)November 6, 2020February 12, 2021
F9 (Theatrical)May 22, 2020April 2, 2021
Fatherhood (Theatrical)January 15, 2021October 23, 2020
Free Guy (Theatrical)July 3, 2020December 11, 2020
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Theatrical)July 10, 2020March 5, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (Theatrical)November 20, 2020May 21, 2021
Greenland (Theatrical)June 12, 2020,
then July 31, 2020
August 14, 2020
Greyhound (Theatrical)June 12, 2020TBD (AppleTV+)
In the Heights (Theatrical)June 26, 2020June 18, 2021
Indiana Jones 5 (Theatrical)July 9, 2021July 29, 2022
Infinite (Theatrical)August 7, 2020May 28, 2021
Jackass 4 (Theatrical)March 5, 2021July 2, 2021
Jungle Cruise (Theatrical)July 24, 2020July 30, 2021
Last Night in Soho (Theatrical)September 25, 2020April 23, 2021
Malignant (Theatrical)August 14, 2020TBD
Minions: The Rise of Gru (Theatrical)July 3, 2020July 2, 2021
Mission: Impossible 7 (Theatrical)July 23, 2021November 19, 2021
Mission: Impossible 8 (Theatrical)August 5, 2022November 4, 2022
Morbius (Theatrical)July 31, 2020March 19, 2021
Mulan (Theatrical)March 27, 2020,
then July 24, 2020
August 21, 2020
My Spy (Theatrical)April 13, 2020June 26 (Amazon Prime)
Nina Wu (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
No Time to Die (Theatrical)April 10, 2020,
then November 25, 2020
November 20, 2020
Nobody (Theatrical)August 14, 2020February 26, 2021
Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers) (Theatrical)April 3, 2020TBD
On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (Theatrical)March 27, 2020TBD
Onward (VOD)In TheatersMarch 20, 2020
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Theatrical)April 3, 2020
August 7, 2020
January 15, 2021
Radium Girls (Theatrical)April 3, 2020TBD
Raya and the Last DragonNovember 25, 2020March 12, 2021
Run (Theatrical)May 8, 2020TBD
Saint Maud (Theatrical)April 10, 2020 July 17, 2020
Scoob! (Theatrical)May 15, 2020TBD
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Theatrical)February 12, 2021May 7, 2021
Shazam! 2 (Theatrical)April 1, 2022November 4, 2022
Sing 2 (Theatrical)July 2, 2021December 22, 2021
Sometimes Always Never (Theatrical)April 17, 2020TBD
Sonic the Hedgehog (VOD)N/AMarch 31, 2020
Soul (Theatrical)June 19, 2020November 20, 2020
Spell (Theatrical)August 28, 2020TBD
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (Theatrical)April 8, 2022October 7, 2022
Spiral (Theatrical)May 15, 2020TBD
Tenet (Theatrical)July 17, 2020,
Then July 31, 2020
August 12, 2020
The Artist's Wife (Theatrical)April 3, 2020TBD
The Batman (Theatrical)June 25, 2021October 1, 2021
The Broken Hearts Gallery (Theatrical)July 10, 2020July 17, 2020
The Climb (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
The Conversation (Theatrical Re-Release)March 20, 2020TBD
The Forever Purge (Theatrical)July 10, 2020TBD
The French Dispatch (Theatrical)July 24, 2020October 16, 2020
The Grizzlies (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
The High Note (Theatrical)May 8, 2020May 29, 2020 (VOD)
The King of Staten Island (Theatrical)June 19, 2020June 12, 2020 (VOD)
The Lovebirds (Theatrical)April 3, 2020May 22, 2020 (Netflix)
The Many Saints of Newark (Theatrical)September 25, 2020March 12, 2021
The Matrix 4 (Theatrical)May 21, 2021April 1, 2022
The New Mutants (Theatrical)April 3, 2020TBD
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Theatrical)May 8, 2020TBD
The SpongeBob Movie: SpongeBob on the Run (Theatrical)May 22, 2020
then July 31, 2020
August 7, 2020
The Tomorrow War (Theatrical)December 25, 2020July 23, 2021
The Truth (La Vérité) (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD (Summer 2020)
The Way Back (VOD)N/AMarch 24, 2020
The Witches (Theatrical)October 9, 2020, then October 16, 2020TBD 2021
The Woman in the Window (Theatrical)May 15, 2020TBD
Thor: Love and Thunder (Theatrical)November 5, 2021,
Then February 18. 2022
February 11, 2022
Tom and Jerry (Theatrical)December 23, 2020,
then April 16, 2021
March 5, 2021
Top Gun: Maverick (Theatrical)June 24, 2020December 23, 2020
Uncharted (Theatrical)March 5, 2021,
then October 8, 2021
July 16, 2021
Unhinged (Theatrical)July 1, 2020July 10, 2020
Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel (Theatrical)July 16, 2021November 5, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Theatrical)October 2, 2020June 25, 2021
Without Remorse (Theatrical)September 18, 2020,
then October 2, 2020
February 26, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (Theatrical)June 5, 2020,
then August 14, 2020
October 2, 2020

Christopher began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called 'Read,' back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials.

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