Additionally, Paramount Pictures pulls ‘The Lovebirds’ from its release slate
We are now up to eight films that were due to open at theatres around the world that have been delayed due to the devastating Coronavirus pandemic. After forcing ‘No Time To Die‘, ‘Peter Rabbit 2‘, ‘A Quiet Place Part II‘ and ‘Fast & Furious 9‘ to change their release dates significantly (A year in Fast 9s case), the news is starting to break that another four movies have been forced to change their release dates.
It is being reported that the live-action remake of the animated Disney classic ‘Mulan‘ has been delayed alongside Marvel’s ‘The New Mutants‘ and the horror movie ‘Antlers‘. In the case of Mulan, it is understandable as the film would be a huge release in China and due to the complete shutdown of the country, it was always going to be on the cards that Disney would delay the release of the film. It could be deemed as ironic that after all the delays and all the drama surrounding it, ‘The New Mutants’ finally got a release date and was on the verge of being unleashed on multiplexes worldwide only to be delayed by circumstances beyond its control. In the case of ‘Antlers‘, it may be a blessing for it to be delayed so it can gain a wider audience and better box office prospects if it gets bumped to October, ready for Halloween. It has also been announced that ‘The Lovebirds‘ has also been delayed until later in the year.
At this moment in time, the other big summer movies are staying with their already listed release dates but after having six of the summer movies removed from the schedules today, it appears only a matter of time before ‘Black Widow‘, ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ join the rest in being delayed until later in the year.
Mulan was due for release on March 27th, The New Mutants on April 3rd and Antlers on April 17th. No new release dates have been announced at this time.
We at The Future Of The Force will keep you updated on any new movie delays or any more details on this continuing story.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!