The year 2020 has a lineup of very promising movies that have the potential to become all-time top grossing films. Hollywood just keep on getting the attention of more moviegoers year after year with these excting concepts and themes. Unfortunately, in the early months of the same year, the world was surprised with the sudden rampage of a novel strain of the coronavirus, now formally known as the SARS-CoV-2. The disease that it causes, COVID-19 (short for Coronavirus Disease of 2019), has already affected tens of thousands of people across the globe, and has also claimed many lives. As COVID-19 can be passed between two or more persons in close contact with each other, going to a full-packed theater may not be a good idea to protect the health of the general public.

Thus, many producers have already announced that the release dates of their upcoming movies will have to be postponed. Surely, many fans are disappointed with this turn of events, especially that people have waited for so many years to catch these movies on the big screen. People must keep in mind, however, that the public’s safety needs to be protected more than anything else.

Latest ‘James Bond’ Film First In The List Of Movies Backing Out Due To Coronavirus Concern

James Bond fans have waited five years for the next installment of the 007 franchise, titled “No Time To Die.” The upcoming movie, starring Daniel Craig, was set to be released this April. In February, as reports just started coming in about the severity of the then-emerging 2019 novel coronavirus in China, MGM decided to cancel the movie’s red carpet premiere in the said country. A few weeks later, as the virus has already spread well across the world, “No Time To Die” is now expected to be out internationally in November. Hopefully by then, COVID-19 is already contained.

‘Mulan’ International Release Gets Postponed Indefinitely Right After Movie’s Premiere Night

Another potential blockbuster film to retreat from its original release date is the Disney live-action remake, “Mulan.” It was first believed that the movie would still follow its course in spite of the growing cases of COVID-19 in every nation. Even the premiere night of the movie pushed through in London, an indication that Disney would proceed releasing the movie as planned. However, there was a last-minute change of plans as the “Mulan” director himself announced that the movie will be postponed indefinitely. No one has an idea when the movie will be out later this year, but perhaps has something to guiide us in this guessing game.

More Movie Releases In Question As COVID-19 Situation Unravels

Another two big 2020 films, “A Quiet Place: Part 2” and “Fast and Furious 9,” have also been delayed indefinitely, and chances are one of these movies will be out by early 2021, that is if the coronavirus situation lightens up in the coming months. Although, it is worth noting that Marvel Studios’ next feature film, “Black Widow,” seems to be pushing through with its May world premiere. The upcoming movie, which might introduce the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next supervillain, is the much-awaited solo feature of spy/agent Natasha Romanov, portrayed by Scarlett Johansson.