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movies delayed or moved to other formats (e.g. streaming services) due to COVID-19

Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:55 am

Some movies have been delayed and others have skipped the theater. Some are because theaters everywhere/almost everywhere are closed and for others, there are production delays/stoppages.

The below is nowhere near a complete list. Discuss/add others.

Here are a few:
The Lovebirds becomes first movie pulled from theaters due to coronavirus that’s moving to Netflix
https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/21/2118 ... -streaming

Tom Hanks disappointed with Apple TV+ 'Greyhound' release
https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/07 ... nd-release
Originally intended for a theatrical release, Greyhound is instead being offered through the Apple-owned streaming service, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures closing theaters around the world. The move to the small screen for a production meant for theaters has led to disappointment for Hanks who refers to the change in plans as "an absolute heartbreak" in an interview with the Guardian.

"I don't mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality," offers Hanks.

Apple reportedly picked up the movie from Sony Pictures for around $70 million in an auction handled by CAA Media Finance and FilmNation.
Disney delays ‘Mulan’ indefinitely, Star Wars and Avatar movies pushed back a year
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/23/disney- ... -year.html
Additional slate changes include:

“The Personal History of David Copperfield” moving to Aug. 28
“Death on the Nile” is now debuting on Oct. 23
“The Empty Man” will arrive on Dec. 4
“The French Dispatch” is unset
“Antlers” is now dated Feb. 19, 2021
“The Last Duel” will arrive Oct. 15, 2021
An untitled Disney Live Action film will take the place of “Avatar 2” on Dec. 16, 2021.
“Avatar 2” pushed to Dec. 16, 2022
Untitled Star Wars moved to Dec. 22, 2023
“Avatar 3” now dated Dec. 20, 2024
Untitled Star Wars redated to Dec. 19, 2025
“Avatar 4” will arrive Dec. 18, 2026
Untitled Star Wars moved to Dec. 17, 2027
“Avatar 5” now slated for Dec. 22, 2028
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/24/paramou ... -2021.html
Paramount Pictures slate changes:

“A Quiet Place Part II” will now arrive in theaters on April 23, 2021
“Top Gun: Maverick” is due on July 2, 2021
“Jackass” moves to Sept. 3, 2021
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is now set for April 8, 2022
“Under the Boardwalk” has been added to the calendar on July 22, 2022
“Tiger’s Apprentice” has moved to Feb. 10, 2023

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Re: movies delayed or moved to other formats (e.g. streaming services) due to COVID-19

Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:08 am

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