Will Any New Films Come To Cinemas in 2020? A question we never thought we’d have to consider…
It’s been an odd year so far. The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt, caused chaos and left our streets looking like something from the set of I Am Legend.
However, things are starting to pick up once again (for now) and lives are starting to get back to normal. And while some cinemas are opening up again, major film releases are still being delayed.
With many movie theatres still shut and the threat of a second wave of Coronavirus a real possibility, one question remains…
Will Any New Films Actually Come Out This Year?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, here’s some context. Movie theatres across the world closed down which meant film releases were halted, postponed or moved straight to streaming platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video and HBO Max.
Cases in the US and other major countries are still rising and we’re even beginning to see the fresh fear that Europe may suffer from a second wave, especially as cases in Spain, France and the UK are beginning to rise after recently relieving their respective lockdowns.
Big films such as Tenet, James Bond: No Time To Die, Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984 have all had release dates postponed and are all yet to see the light of day.
In fact, most of their new release dates are all set towards the final months of this year.
The anomaly here is that Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan very recently got given a Disney+ release date. While the $29.99 price tag has caused a stir, it’s still no doubt a huge move by Disney that could lead to the films mentioned above also releasing in a similar way.
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Is There A Chance New Films Might Not Be Released In Cinemas At All This Year?
Yes, there’s a chance. How little or big that chance is? That’s also uncertain. (sorry)
The reality of the situation is that cases could continue to rise in the U.S. and across Europe. Meaning studios like Warner Bro’s and Disney may decide to delay their releases even further.
OR they may release films similarly to how Disney plans to release Mulan, making it available for purchase online.
This is especially possible as the theatrical release dates are set for the winter, which experts believe could bring about a resurgence of coronavirus cases.
Despite things improving, there is a chance we may not see many, if not any at all new releases in Cinema this year.
Another hit in the gut for us movie fans is that the COVID-19 situation will also affect release dates throughout 2021 too.
For now, let’s just keep our hopes high and hope that the likely scenario will be that no more release dates get pushed back and the coronavirus leaves us all alone. New films and no disease wiping out humanity, it’s a win-win.