There are just too many dates to keep straight! If you’ve found yourself unable to remember all the rescheduled dates for movies and all your pop culture faves postponed due to coronavirus, look no further.
In addition to uprooting our everyday lives and making us all change the way we handle work, school, and even getting groceries, coronavirus has wreaked havoc on all our pop culture schedules, too.
Unlike necessities, we can wait a little longer for a trip to the movies, but at least we can start planning for life beyond the pandemic.
It’s so important to remember that we will get through this, so whether it’s a new movie, the return of a favorite show, or planning a future trip, we all need something to look forward to.
So take a look at what lies beyond this time of isolation with this list of all the movies, shows, and more postponed due to coronavirus, and start thinking of all the better times ahead.
New releases currently available to rent On Demand
Universal, Disney, and more are helping to fill in the gaps in our entertainment-needy lives by moving up the digital release dates for many of their most recent titles. Check out these recent releases and enjoy a night at the theaters from the comfort of your living room.
– The Hunt
– The Invisible Man
– The Way Back
– Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
– The Call of the Wild
– I Still Believe
– Sonic the Hedgehog
– Brahms:The Boy II
– Never Rarely Sometimes Always
– Trolls World Tour
– Bad Boys For Life
– Scoob!: May 15, 2020
– The Lovebirds on Netflix: Debut on May 22, 2020
– The King of Staten Island: June 12, 2020
Release date known
As for the movies scheduled to release from April 2020 on, many have been rescheduled to a time when we can all make it out to the movies again.
The dates for movies postponed due to coronavirus range from later in 2020 to the very distant shores of 2022, so in addition to dreaming of a time beyond stay-at-home orders, start planning your movie-going endeavors for the next few years.
– Live action Mulan: July 24, 2020
– Wonder Woman 1984: August 14, 2020
– Bios: October 2, 2020
– Halloween Kills: October 16, 2020
– Black Widow: November 6, 2020
– Soul: November 20, 2020
– No Time to Die: November 12, 2020 in the UK and November 25, 2020 in the US
– The Croods 2: December 23, 2020
– News of the World: December 25, 2020
– Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway: January 15, 2021
– The Eternals: February 12, 2021
– Ghostbusters: Afterlife: March 5, 2021
– Raya and the Last Dragon: March, 12, 2021
– Mobius: March 19, 2021
– Fast and Furious 9: April 2, 2021
– Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: May 7, 2021
– Venom: Let There Be Carnage: June 25, 2021
– Minions: Rise of Gru: July 2, 2021
– Jungle Cruise: July 30, 2021
– Video game adaptation of Uncharted: August 8, 2021
– The Batman: October 1, 2021
– Sing 2: December 22, 2021
– In the Heights
– Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: March 25, 2022
Release date TBD
And some movies are still hanging in limbo, postponed due to coronavirus but still waiting for a firm release date to be announced. We will see these movies eventually, but thanks to an ever-changing release schedule and the lure of digital releases, we aren’t quite sure when they’ll be showing at a theater or living room near you.
– The New Mutants
– A Quiet Place Part 2
Production postponed due to coronavirus
And then there are all those movies that didn’t even get a chance to finish production. The movie industry doesn’t usually take breaks, so there is always some project filming. For the first time in a long time, works-in-progress are taking an extended break until conditions are safe to return.
– Live action The Little Mermaid
– Honey I Shrunk the Kids sequel, Shrunk
– Home Alone reboot
– The Batman
– Fantastic Beasts 3
– Avatar sequels
– Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Rings
– Nightmare Alley
– Live action Peter Pan & Wendy
– The Forgiven
– The Prom
– Red Notice
– The Harder They Fall
– Mission: Impossible 7
– The Man From Toronto
– The Nightingale
– Jurassic World: Dominion
– Flint Strong
– Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film
– King Richard
– The Card Counter
– Official Competition
– Matrix 4
Shows with incomplete seasons to be continued later
Because very few TV shows film all their episodes ahead of a season’s release, lots are going to see their current season truncated/postponed due to coronavirus.
Many of these have declared their intention to finish their season in the fall before debuting the new season, while some have their return date still up in the air.
All of this is contingent upon it being safe for these shows to get back to production, so keep an eye out for updates!
– Riverdale (CW)
– Legacies (CW)
– The Blacklist (NBC)
– Chicago Med/Chicago Fire/Chicago PD (NBC)
– Empire (FOX)
– FBI (CBS)
– The Flash (CW)
– The Goldbergs (ABC)
– Mom (CBS)
– NCIS (CBS)
– The Walking Dead (AMC)
– Supernatural (CW)
– Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Shows whose filming has been suspended/postponed
And then there are all the shows that were scheduled to start production soon, but have found themselves unable to start in order to keep all their casts and crews safe.
We will probably get adjusted release dates for these seasons that are probably going to be postponed due to coronavirus, but for right now, all we know is that filming has been halted.
– Friends reunion special (HBO)
– The Witcher (Netflix)
– Survivor seasons 41 & 42 (CBS): Might begin filming both seasons in May if safe conditions can be met.
– Amazing Race season 33 (CBS)
– Succession season 3 (HBO)
– The Grand Tour (Amazon)
– Sex Education (Netflix)
– American Housewife (ABC)
– Empire (FOX)
– Pose (FX)
– The Resident (FOX)
– Queen of the South (USA)
– The Great British Baking Show
– Barry (HBO)
– Lord of the Rings Series (Amazon)
– Stranger Things 4
*All Netflix scripted shows have suspended filming for the foreseeable future*
– The Handmaid’s Tale: (Hulu)
– The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)
– Loki (Disney+)
– WandaVision (Disney+)
– The Morning Show (Apple TV)
Other pop culture entities
Movies and TV aren’t the only industries being affected. There are a couple of video games postponed due to coronavirus. Not nearly as many as movies, but it’s important information to have nonetheless.
– The Last of Us: Part II: June 19, 2020
– New World: Date TBD
– Wasteland 3: August 28, 2020
Theme parks and theater chains
We don’t know when our favorite entertainment venues will be free to open their doors again, but here are a few of the biggest chains/theme parks that have closed their doors for a little while.
– Alamo Drafthouse
Last, but most certainly never least, lots and lots of the biggest events of the year have been cancelled/postponed due to coronavirus. Check out a few of the biggest ones below, and see whether they’ll have a chance to be held later in 2020.
– San Diego Comic Con 2020: Cancelled
– Cannes Film Festival: Cancelled
– The Met Gala: Cancelled
– Coachella and Stagecoach: Coachella is currently postponed until October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020.
– E3: Cancelled
– BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon: postponed until spring of 2021
– Paleyfest: Cancelled
In the time of coronavirus, there are no sure things, so be prepared for more delays and cancellations to make themselves known as 2020 goes on.
Check back often as the coronavirus response morphs and changes over the coming months, as we’ll be keeping this updated as much as possible.