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Every movie and TV show delayed by the coronavirus

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The list of movies, shows, and now even awards ceremonies delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic grows ever larger. So large, in fact, we’ve had to put together a guide to cover everything that’s been shifted back for coronavirus-related reasons.

Dozens of the biggest releases, including Marvel, DC, and Bond, all had to eye up new slots on the schedule – and the Oscars and Golden Globes have also followed suit. It’s shaken up the industry and we can expect further changes perhaps in the coming weeks and months so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for the latest news. There’s even a timeline of coronavirus delays for those curious on how this all developed in what has been an unprecedented time for the entertainment industry.

Every movie delayed by the coronavirus

  • Antebellum (moved to August 21)
  • A Quiet Place Part 2 (moved to September 4)
  • Antlers (new release date TBA)
  • Avatar 2 (production only)
  • Avatar 3 (production only)
  • Avatar 4 (production-only)
  • Avatar 5 (production only)
  • Bill & Ted: Face the Music (moved to August 28)
  • Black Widow (moved to November 6)
  • Candyman (moved to September 25)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (moved to March 25, 2022)
  • Dream Horse (delayed indefinitely)
  • Dungeons & Dragons (moved to May 27, 2022)
  • Fatale (moved to October 30, 2020)
  • Fast and Furious 9 (moved to April 2, 2021)
  • Free Guy (moved to December 2)
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (moved to March 5, 2021)
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (moved to May 21, 2021)
  • Greyhound (new release date TBA)
  • Home Alone (production-only)
  • In The Heights (release date TBA)
  • Indiana Jones 5 (moved to July 29, 2022)
  • John Wick 4 (moved to May 27, 2022)
  • Jungle Cruise (moved to July 30, 2021)
  • Jurassic World: Dominion (production-only)
  • Last Night in Soho (delayed indefinitely)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (new release date TBA)
  • Mission: Impossible 7 (moved to November 19, 2021)
  • Mission: Impossible 8 (moved to November 4, 2022)
  • Morbius (moved to March 19, 2021)
  • Mulan (moved to August 21)
  • New Mutants (moved to August 28)
  • Nightmare Alley (production-only)
  • No Time to Die (moved to November 12 in UK, November 25 worldwide)
  • Paw Patrol (moved to August 20, 2021)
  • Peter Pan & Wendy (production-only)
  • Peter Rabbit 2 (moved to January 2021)
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (moved to March 12, 2021)
  • Run (new release date TBA)
  • Scoob! (released on digital)
  • Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (production halted, moved to May 7, 2021)
  • Shazam 2 (moved to November 4, 2022)
  • Sony untitled Marvel project (new release date TBA)
  • Soul (moved to November 20)
  • Spiral (moved to May 21, 2021)
  • Spongebob: Sponge on the Run (moved to early 2021)
  • Spider-Man 3 (moved to November 5, 2021)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (moved to October 7, 2022)
  • Tenet (moved to August 12, 2020)
  • The Asset (moved to April 23, 2021)
  • The Batman (moved to October 1, 2021)
  • The Eternals (moved to February 12, 2021)
  • The Flash (not delayed, but moved forward to June 3, 2022)
  • The Forever Purge (delayed indefinitely)
  • The French Dispatch (moved to October 16)
  • The Green Knight (delayed indefinitely)
  • The Last Duel (production-only)
  • The Little Mermaid (production-only)
  • The Many Saints of Newark (moved to March 12, 2021)
  • The Matrix 4 (moved to April 1, 2021)
  • The Purge (delayed indefinitely) 
  • The Tomorrow War (moved to July 23, 2021)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (moved to February 11, 2022)
  • Tom and Jerry (moved to March 5, 2021)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (moved to December 23, 2020)
  • Uncharted (moved to July 16, 2021)
  • Unnamed Elvis biopic (production halted, moved to November 5, 2021)
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage (moved to June 25, 2021)
  • Voyagers (moved to November 25, 2020)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (new release date of October 2, 2020)

Every award show and ceremony delayed by the coronavirus

  • The Golden Globes 2021 (moved to February 28, 2021)
  • The Oscars 2021 (moved to April 25, 2021)

Every TV show production delayed by the coronavirus

Movie and TV shows delayed by the coronavirus – a timeline of events

Daniel Craig in No Time to Die

(Image credit: Universal)

No Time to Die was the first movie to be officially delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with the 25th James Bond movie's release being pushed back from April to November 12, 2020 in the UK and November 25 elsewhere, including the US, though that was later moved up to November 20.

Fast and Furious 9 was then delayed an entire year to April 2, 2021 from its original May slot. A Quiet Place Part 2 and Mulan – both set to release in March – were then pulled from the schedules, as they were due out in cinemas in March, with Mulan returning to a July 24 slot. Similarly, the April releases New Mutants, Antlers, and Peter Rabbit 2 were delayed.

The Kumail Nanjiani-starring rom-com, The Lovebirds, was also due in April, but was moved to Netflix. Black Widow was the next major release, initially due in early May, but has taken The Eternals release date in November. Disney later delayed a whole host of other movies, including Fox releases such as The French Dispatch, and the entirety of Marvel Phase 4. They also moved Artemis Fowl to Disney Plus.

Spiral, the Saw quasi-sequel starring Chris Rock, was due out on May 15, but has been moved back a year. Warner Bros. then set about delaying Wonder Woman 1984, the musical In The Heights, and Scoob. A month later, Warner also delayed various other movies that were in production, including The Batman, Shazam 2, and The Sopranos movie The Many Saints of Newark. The studio has yet to delay the Christopher Nolan movie Tenet, due in July.

Sony likewise delayed a bunch of release dates, including Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and the Uncharted movie adaptation. Paramount also heavily delayed the upcoming pair of Mission Impossible movies. Lionsgate has delayed multiple movies, including John Wick 4. Focus Features and A24 later delayed Dev Patel's The Green Knight and Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho. The Forever Purge was also removed from schedules. 

The last major move came at the hands of Warner Bros., who moved Tenet back two weeks and pushed Wonder Woman 1984 again, this time to October 2. On top of that, several more of its movies, including The Matrix 4, have been delayed.

Then, of course, there are those movies currently in production that have also been affected. Mission: Impossible 7, Jurassic World: Dominion, and several Disney movies, including the live-action Little Mermaid, are all on hiatus. The Matrix 4, which was shooting in San Francisco and has likewise halted production. Pre-production on the seemingly cursed Uncharted movie has also been delayed, while James Cameron has shut down production on all four Avatar sequels in New Zealand. 

On the television side of things, multiple productions have outright stopped filming. These include The Witcher season 2, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision. Warner Bros. has also halted all of their television projects, which include The Flash and Batwoman, while every Apple TV original is also taking a short break. Meanwhile, The Walking Dead will no longer air its season 10 finale as scheduled as post-production has not been completed. Star Trek Discovery season 3 has also been hit during the final stages of post-production. 

For a further overview of 2020-in-film, check out our movie release dates calendar

Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.