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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 ChangesThis table tracks movie releases that have been changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Releases are noted as (Theatrical) and (VOD).
|Title||Original Date||New Date|
|A Dog Called Money (Theatrical)||March 18, 2020||TBD|
|A Quiet Place: Part II (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||TBD|
|Antebellum (Theatrical)||April 24, 2020||TBD|
|Antlers (Theatrical)||April 17, 2020||TBD|
|Bad Therapy (Theatrical)||April 17, 2020||April 17, 2020 (VOD)|
|Black Widow (Theatrical)||May 1, 2020||TBD|
|Blue Story (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||TBD|
|Bull (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||May 1, 2020 (VOD)|
|Deerskin (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||TBD|
|Emma (Theatrical)||In Theaters||March 20, 2020 (VOD)|
|Endings, Beginnings||May 1, 2020||April 17, 2020 (VOD)|
|F9 (Theatrical)||May 22, 2020||April 2, 2021|
|Fatherhood||January 15, 2021||October 23, 2020|
|Ghostbusters: Afterlife||July 10, 2020||March 5, 2021|
|Greyhound||June 12, 2020||TBD|
|In the Heights (Theatrical)||June 26, 2020||TBD|
|Malignant (Theatrical)||August 14, 2020||TBD|
|Morbius||July 31, 2020||March 19, 2021|
|Mulan (Theatrical)||March 27, 2020||TBD|
|Nina Wu (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||TBD|
|No Time to Die (Theatrical)||April 10, 2020||November 25, 2020|
|Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers)||April 3, 2020||TBD|
|On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (Theatrical)||March 27, 2020||TBD|
|Onward (VOD)||In Theaters||March 20, 2020|
|Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Theatrical)||April 3, 2020|
August 7, 2020
|January 15, 2021|
|Radium Girls (Theatrical)||April 3, 2020||TBD|
|Run (Theatrical)||May 8, 2020||TBD|
|Saint Maud (Theatrical)||April 10, 2020||TBD|
|Scoob! (Theatrical)||May 15, 2020||TBD|
|Sometimes Always Never (Theatrical)||April 17, 2020||TBD|
|Sonic the Hedgehog (VOD)||N/A||March 31, 2020|
|Spiral (Theatrical)||May 15, 2020||TBD|
|The Artist's Wife (Theatrical)||April 3, 2020||TBD|
|The Climb (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||TBD|
|The Conversation (Theatrical Re-Release)||March 20, 2020||TBD|
|The Grizzlies (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||TBD|
|The Lovebirds (Theatrical)||April 3, 2020||TBD|
|The New Mutants (Theatrical)||April 3, 2020||TBD|
|The Personal History of David Copperfield (Theatrical)||May 8, 2020||TBD|
|The Truth (La Vérité) (Theatrical)||March 20, 2020||TBD (Summer 2020)|
|The Way Back (VOD)||N/A||March 24, 2020|
|The Woman in the Window (Theatrical)||May 15, 2020||TBD|
|Uncharted||March 5, 2021||October 8, 2021|
|Untitled Sony/Marvel||October 8, 2021||TBD|
|Wonder Woman 1984 (Theatrical)||June 5, 2020||August 14, 2020|