Movie Release Dates Delayed, Sent to Streaming

It has not been a good year for the film industry to say the least. Many highly anticipated movies unfortunately had their release dates delayed due to the Coronavirus. Because of the virus, all movie theaters have had to shut down, with only a few theaters reopening. Movies in production had their original release date pushed back even further. However, some studios decided to release their movies in select theaters and on certain streaming platforms. Let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated films affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Release Dates Pushed Back

Movie studios pushed back the release dates of their films as far as a year. Wonder Woman 1984, No Time To Die, and Black Widow are a few of the most anticipated movies of the year that got pushed back. Originally scheduled for June of this year, Warner Bros. Studios rescheduled Wonder Woman for a December 25 release. They also delayed Matt Reeves’ The Batman after Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID back in September. Currently in production, The Batman will now hit theaters March 4, 2022, as opposed to its previous October 2021 slate. Black Widow, on the other hand, has been moved back a whole year. In fact, Marvel postponed nearly their entire lineup of films. That means we will have to wait a little longer than expected for Black Panther, Dr. Strange and Thor. Another big movie that we will not see until next April is the highly anticipated No Time To Die. This will be the fifth and last time Daniel Craig stars as James Bond. Fans of James Bond will, unfortunately, have to wait until next year to see the last entry in the series. 

Streaming and Released Movies


While many studios delayed their films, some studios decided to stick with the release schedules of their movies. One of the movies that was released despite the virus was Tenet, which deals with the intricacies of time travel. Not only that, but the New Mutants was also released during the pandemic, which focuses on a new generation of mutants from the X-MEN movies. Theaters, like AMC, implemented social distancing measures for their customers. They automatically block off the seats surrounding your party. If going to the theaters to see the newest releases during these times is frightening for you, streaming them could be a better alternative. A select few movies like Bill and Ted Face the Music and Mulan are available to watch from streaming platforms like Disney Plus, YouTube, and Netflix.