All the Movies Suspended or Delayed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (Updating)

Laveta Brigham

As coronavirus continues to spread, an increasing number of movies are delaying or suspending production. As the number of impacted movies grows, TheWrap felt it would be most informative to keep a running list. The CDC as of Thursday is reporting just over 10,400 cases in the U.S. alone, with 150 […]

As coronavirus continues to spread, an increasing number of movies are delaying or suspending production. As the number of impacted movies grows, TheWrap felt it would be most informative to keep a running list. The CDC as of Thursday is reporting just over 10,400 cases in the U.S. alone, with 150 people reported dead from the COVID-19 virus.

“No Time To Die”

“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of No Time to Die will be postponed until November 2020.

“A Quiet Place Part II”

“A Quiet Place Part II” is the latest movie to shift its release plans, as director John Krasinski announced on Instagram that the film will delay its release to the horror sequel amid the growing spread of the coronavirus around the globe.

“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway”

Sony has pushed the worldwide release date of the family film “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” to August 7 over fears of the coronavirus after it was originally slated to start rolling out abroad at the end of this month, an individual with knowledge of the shift told TheWrap.


The release of the next “Fast & Furious” installment, “F9,” has been delayed from May 22 to now opening on April 2, 2021, likely spurred by the wave of movies shifting release dates due to the spread of coronavirus.

“The Love Birds”

Paramount has postponed the theatrical release of the Issa Rae-Kamail Nanjiani rom-com “The Lovebirds,” that was scheduled to hit theaters April 3. The studio has not set a new release date, and made the move amid the growing spread of the coronavirus around the globe.

“Blue Story”

Paramount also delayed the controversial UK gang film “Blue Story,” which was set for release on March 20, and this title joins the previously announced delays for the films MGM’s James Bond film “No Time to Die” and Sony’s “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.”

“The Artist’s Wife”

Strand Releasing and Water’s End Productions delayed the limited release of the Bruce Dern and Lena Olin film “The Artist’s Wife.” The film was meant to open in New York on April 3 in Los Angeles on April 10 and in San Francisco on April 17. No new release date has been set.

“The Truth”

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film “The Truth” from IFC Films will postpone its March 20 domestic release to now open at an unspecified date in summer 2020. The film is in both French and English starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke and has already opened in some overseas markets.


Universal has delayed production on the Billy Eichner romantic comedy “Bros” amid coronavirus concerns, TheWrap has learned exclusively. The film was set to begin production on April 13.

“The Little Mermaid”

The Rob Marshall directed live action musical starring Halle Bailey was supposed to start production in London next week.

“Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings”

News broke Wednesday night that production on “Shang-Chi” would be delayed after TheWrap reported that director Destin Daniel Cretton had been tested for coronavirus and was self-isolating.

“The Last Duel” 

“The Last Duel” starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck was scheduled to shoot in Ireland after already completing 4 1/2 weeks of shooting.

“Nightmare Alley”

Guillermo Del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” which was supposed to star Bradley Cooper had suspended production and it is currently unknown how many weeks into production they were.

“Shrunk,” the “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” sequel

Comedy legend Rick Moranis was set to return to the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” franchise with a new film at Disney called “Shrunk.” The film was in pre-production and postponed amid coronavirus concerns.

“Home Alone” Reboot

Production on the “Home Alone” reboot starring Archie Yates was suspended also suspended amid coronavirus concerns.

“Peter Pan & Wendy”

“Peter Pan & Wendy” is another live-action update on a Disney classic that was supposed to be directed by David Lowery. The film was pre-production and delayed till further notice.


Sony has postponed pre-production for six weeks on “Uncharted,” the film adaptation of the popular PlayStation video game franchise starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg and Antonio Banderas amid coronavirus concerns.

“The Climb”

Sony Pictures Classics’ indie comedy “The Climb,” which played at Sundance this year, was meant to hit theaters March 20 will now be released on Oct. 9.


The sequels to James Cameron’s four “Avatar” sequels delayed shooting in New Zealand indefinitely, according to the film’s producer Jon Landau speaking to the New Zealand Herald. The executive team was to fly to Wellington, NZ on Friday but will remain in Los Angeles due to the coronavirus. Landau said he couldn’t give an answer as to when production would resume and when the local Kiwi crew could get back to work. “If I told you we are going to know something in two weeks I’d be lying. I might not be wrong – even a broken clock is right twice a day. But I would be lying because I don’t know,” Landau said. “We’re in the midst of a global crisis and this is not about the film industry. I think everybody needs to do now whatever we can do, as we say here, to flatten the curve.”

“Black Widow”

Marvel’s “Black Widow” starring Scarlett Johansson was moved from its May 1 release date by Disney in accordance with the CDC’s recommendation to limit public gatherings. No new release date has been set.


Deborah Kampmeier’s sexual exploitation revenge drama “Tape” will be released in a theatrical model via an online platform beginning Thursday, March 26th, Full Moon Films announced on Thursday.

“The Personal History of David Copperfield”

Searchlight Studios was meant to release “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s comedic take on the Charles Dickens novel on May 8. No new release date has been set.

“The Woman in the Window”

The Amy Adams mystery thriller from director Joe Wright, “The Woman in the Window” was meant to open in theaters on May 15 from 20th Century Studios. No new release date has been set.


The theatrical release of the Annie Silverstein indie drama “Bull” was postponed from its March 20 release and will now open on VOD and digital on May 1. The film has toured the festival circuit since making its debut at Cannes in 2019.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru”

The latest “Minions” movie “The Rise of Gru” was postponed from its release date on July 3. Illumination Entertainment’s Paris office was forced to shut down due to the coronavirus, so the film was not able to be finished in time. The film is currently unset.

“The Infiltrators”

The theatrical release of Oscilloscope’s docu-thriller “The Infiltrators” has been postponed, and the film will be released on both Cable On Demand and Digital Platforms starting June 2, the company announced on Thursday.

“Working Man”

The March 27th theatrical release of “Working Man” has been cancelled due to the theater closures, and the film will now premiere on May 5 via Video On Demand, distributor Brainstorm Media announced on Thursday.

“Wonder Woman 1984”

The sequel to “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot will now hit theaters on Aug. 14 after being pushed back from its June 5 release date.

“In the Heights”

The movie musical based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage production “In the Heights” was postponed by Warner Bros. indefinitely from its June 26 release date to June 18, 2021.


“Malignant,” a horror film from director James Wan, was pushed indefinitely from its release date on Aug. 14 to clear the way for “Wonder Woman 1984” to open at the tail end of the summer.

“Peter Rabbit 2,” “Morbius” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

In a sweeping overhaul of its release slate, Sony moved three films it had scheduled for release this summer to the first quarter of 2021. The “Peter Rabbit” sequel will now be released in January while “Morbius” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” have been moved to next March.


Sony has also moved a WWII drama written by and starring Tom Hanks off of its mid-June release date, though a new date has not yet been set.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru”

Universal pushed “Minions: The Rise of Gru” to July 2, 2021, a full year from its original release date.


Universal has removed the movie musical adaptation of “Wicked” from its release slate from its original date on Dec. 22, 2021, and will be redated at a later time.

“Sing 2”

Illumination’s “Sing 2” will now open in the place vacated by “Wicked” on on Dec. 22, 2021.

“The Broken Hearts Gallery”

Selena Gomez-produced rom-com “The Broken Hearts Gallery” is the story of Lucy, a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York who, after her latest breakup, decides to create a pop-up art space of artifacts from past relationships.  The film which was scheduled to be released on Aug 7, has been pulled from the release schedule with its release date to be determined.


“Greenland,” a disaster thriller which stars Gerard Butler, along with the rest of humanity, tries to escape a massive comet that threatens to make all life on Earth extinct. Originally scheduled to be released on Aug. 14, the film was pushed to Sept. 25.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Robert Schwentke directed the spinoff starring Henry Goulding. The film, which will tell the story of original G.I. Joe Team member and fan favorite Snake Eyes, has been moved from its initial release date of Oct. 23, 2020, to a date in 2021.

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