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, 2020TBD
Antebellum (Theatrical)April 24, 2020TBD
Antlers (Theatrical)April 17, 2020TBD
Bad Therapy (Theatrical)April 17, 2020April 17, 2020 (VOD)
Black Widow (Theatrical)May 1, 2020TBD
Blue Story (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
Bull (Theatrical)March 20, 2020May 1, 2020 (VOD)
Deerskin (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
Emma (Theatrical)In TheatersMarch 20, 2020 (VOD)
Endings, BeginningsMay 1, 2020April 17, 2020 (VOD)
F9 (Theatrical)May 22, 2020April 2, 2021
FatherhoodJanuary 15, 2021October 23, 2020
Ghostbusters: AfterlifeJuly 10, 2020March 5, 2021
GreyhoundJune 12, 2020TBD
In the Heights (Theatrical)June 26, 2020TBD
Malignant (Theatrical)August 14, 2020TBD
MorbiusJuly 31, 2020March 19, 2021
Mulan (Theatrical)March 27, 2020TBD
Nina Wu (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
No Time to Die (Theatrical)April 10, 2020November 25, 2020
Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers)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
Run (Theatrical)May 8, 2020TBD
Saint Maud (Theatrical)April 10, 2020 TBD
Scoob! (Theatrical)May 15, 2020TBD
Sometimes Always Never (Theatrical)April 17, 2020TBD
Sonic the Hedgehog (VOD)N/AMarch 31, 2020
Spiral (Theatrical)May 15, 2020TBD
The Artist's Wife (Theatrical)April 3, 2020TBD
The Climb (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
The Conversation (Theatrical Re-Release)March 20, 2020TBD
The Grizzlies (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD
The Lovebirds (Theatrical)April 3, 2020TBD
The New Mutants (Theatrical)April 3, 2020TBD
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Theatrical)May 8, 2020TBD
The Truth (La Vérité) (Theatrical)March 20, 2020TBD (Summer 2020)
The Way Back (VOD)N/AMarch 24, 2020
The Woman in the Window (Theatrical)May 15, 2020TBD
UnchartedMarch 5, 2021October 8, 2021
Untitled Sony/MarvelOctober 8, 2021TBD
Wonder Woman 1984 (Theatrical)June 5, 2020August 14, 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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