The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching. Most of us have given up many things, from freedom of movement to job security. Many of life’s small pleasures have also been deferred for another time like family celebrations and trips to the cinema. Many studios have chosen to delay film releases. Here is part one of a two-part list of films we would have been watching this year.
A Quiet Place Part II
The highly anticipated sequel to John Krazinsky’s 2018 hit, A Quiet Place Part II has been moved from March 2020 to September 2020.
The origin story of Natasha Romanova, this latest installment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been moved from May 2020 to November 2020.
A remake of the 1992 horror classic of the same name, the release date moves from June 2020 to September 2020.
The second of this year’s films based on Marvel Comics, The Eternals will be released in February 2021.
The ninth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise, F9’s premier has been moved from May 2020 to April 2021.
Big screen favourite, Ryan Reynolds stars in this off-beat video game-inspired film that will now be released in December 2020 instead of July.
The French Dispatch
The hugely anticipated Wes Anderson film about a magazine team in a quaint French village has been moved from July 2020 to October 2020.
Following on from the success of the most recent Ghostbusters reboot, this latest instalment starring Paul Rudd has been moved from July 2020 to March 2021.
Starring Hollywood elite and recent coronavirus survivor, Tom Hanks, Greyhound has been moved from June 2020, but a new release date is yet to be announced. .
This action-packed blockbuster starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been moved from July 2020 to July 2021.
Following the trend of recent unconventional romantic comedies, The Lovebirds,is charmingly off-centre and though moved from a cinematic release of April 2020 it will be released on Netflix in May.