The Film Industry is Coming to a Halt as Coronavirus Fears Escalate, Here’s What You Need to Know
After the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, high-level precautions and restrictions on public gatherings have been implemented all over the world. The entertainment industry is sliding to a halt, and blockbuster movies are being delayed or canceled.
Production on television series is also being paused as Netflix, among other studios and networks, stopped all of its production in the US and Canada for an unspecified period of time.
In Egypt, Zawya announced that they will be putting all of their programs and screenings on hold until further notice. Adding to this, the actors’ syndicate announced some precautions regarding the ongoing Ramdan series productions, such as postponing shooting scenes that require masses or traveling abroad.
We’ve collected some of the biggest blockbuster movies’ delays, and here they are:
No Time To Die
The latest James Bond movie was the first to be delayed on March 4, even before announcing COVID 19 as a pandemic. It was moved from April 2 to November 25.
This movie is the final Bond version with Daniel Craig, the 52-year-old English actor, as agent 007. Its release date has already been changed twice before due to losing its original director.
A Quiet Place Part II
This post-apocalyptic tale of the world was due to open on March 20. It is among the latest movies to be delayed to an unspecified date, and this thriller has probably lost more than any other movie.
Paramount has already made its entire marketing spend to promote the movie, and now it is all lost!
Fast and Furious F9
The ninth Fast and Furious movie was set to be released on May 22, but due to Coronavirus, it has been pushed back to April 2021.
This movie is starring Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson, and it will be the second part in the “last trilogy to end the saga”.
Disney’s live-action Mulan was scheduled for March 27. It was delayed just a few days before its opening without any new release dates attached.
Disney has also put a halt on many of its live-action productions, including The Little Mermaid, which was set to begin shooting next week in London, Home Alone, Peter Pan & Wendy, and The Last Duel.
X Men’s The New Mutants
This movie is among the ones that faced most troubles this season. It was originally scheduled to be released in 2018 and was postponed three times until it was postponed again this month aimed at Coronavirus fears.
It focuses on a group of young mutants who are trapped in a secret facility and have to fight their way out, and it was delayed to an unspecified date.