Movies Delayed Due To The Pandemic



Summer Movie Releases Have Been Impacted By Covid-19

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic started to sweep our nation, public businesses, gatherings, outlets, and crowds have been canceled, including movie theaters. So far, the cinema industry has not been an exception from the trend these past months of receiving less business. According to Brandon Katz from the Observer, the film and television industry as a whole is predicted to lose a jaw-dropping $160 billion over the next five years. Now, let’s take a look at exactly what films these companies are postponing, and their projected release dates according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, released this past weekend, had been postponed two weeks and despite being only released in select theaters, received a mainly positive response with a 75% critic rating and 83% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Taking a look at films whose release dates are yet to come, Marvel’s Black Widow has been delayed quite a bit longer than Tenet, set to release on November 6 of this year. This is approximately 6 months after its initial cinema release of May 11. The Quiet Place Part II, Wonder Woman 1984, Top Gun: Maverick, and many, many, more have also been delayed to either late this year or early 2021. 

However, one of the few plus sides of everyone being stuck in the homes and unable to go to the cinema is Disney’s fairly new streaming service, Disney+. If people were not already subscribed to the insanely popular new platform, then the unexpected events of this year have pushed many over the edge.

We know this for certain because according to the Observer, as far back as in March, the amount of new subscribers surpassed 54 million, doubling the amount of the subscribers a month before! Disney+ has also been a blessing to Disney because it is a way they can release films without pressuring people to go to movie theaters. Two of the most popular movies released this way were Mulan and Artemis Fowl.