Monday Movie Report: Recapping Hollywood Delays

After having a rather busy month of May that limited my time dedicated to MLOF, I’m back to provide Monday Movie Reports again.

With the return, it’s time to take a look at what has been rescheduled in terms of cinema because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of now, here are the movies that have been moved and their tentative dates, according to Vulture.

  • A Quiet Place Part 2,” moved from March 8 to Sept. 4. John Krasinski is once again directing and Emily Blunt reprises her role from the first in this alien invasion picture.
  • Antebellum,” from April 24 to Aug. 20. This thriller stars Janelle Monae and appears to put its character in a situation where time and space are bending.
  • Antlers” was supposed to come out on April 17, but has now been delayed without a new date. This horror creature feature stars Keri Russell.
  • The Artist’s Wife,” which was set to go out April 3, has also been left without a new date. This drama stars Lena Olin and Bruce Dern
  • The Batman” was moved from June 25, 2021 to Oct. 1, 2021. The movie stars Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon.
  • Black Widow” was pushed back from May 11 to Nov. 6. The prequel about Marvel’s super spy has Scarlett Johansson reprising her role.
  • Bios,” a sci-fi drama starring Tom Hanks, was moved from Oct. 2 to next April.
  • Candyman” was switched from June 12 to Sept. 25. A spiritual follow-up to the 1992 horror with the same name. Directed by Nia DaCosta.
  • Charm City Kings” moved from April 10 to Aug. 21. A young adult drama directed by Angel Manuel Soto.
  • The “Doctor Strange” sequel was pushed from May 7, 2021 to March 25, 2022. The movie will be directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Master of the Mystic Arts Dr. Stephen Strange as well as Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda “Scarlet Witch” Maximoff.
  • A movie about “Elvis” has been switched from Oct. 1, 2021 to Nov. 5, 2021. The film doesn’t have a title but Tom Hanks, Austin Butler and Maggie Gyllenhaal are set to star.
  • Escape Room 2” has been switched from Aug. 14 to Jan. 1. Taylor Russell returns as the main character in this horror sequel.
  • Marvel Studios’ “The Eternals” was switched from Nov. 6 of this year to Feb. 12, 2021. The movie stars Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and Salma Hayek. It’s about a group of ancient aliens who’re called to Earth after the events of “Avengers Endgame.”
  • Fast and Furious 9” has been pushed back from May 22 to next April. Vin Diesel and Michell Rodriguez both return for this sequel.
  • The Flash” was pulled back from July 1, 2022 to June 3, 2022. This standalone picture about the DC speedster is directed by Andy Muschietti.
  • Free Guy” has been switched from July 3 to Dec. 11. This action comedy is about a person realizing he’s a video game character. It stars Ryan Reynolds.
  • Moving from July 24 to Oct. 15 is “The French Dispatch.” This is the latest movie from director Wes Anderson and stars Elisabeth Moss, Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe. The film will also include Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro and Owen Wilson.
  • The Forever Purge” was meant to come out in early July has now been delayed without a new date. This is expected to be the final movie in the “Purge” franchise.
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was pushed from July 10 to next March. This ‘next generation’ sequel stars Paul Rudd.
  • Godzilla vs. King Kong” has been pushed back from Nov. 20 to next May. This is the culmination of the new monster universe that started with 2014’s “Godzilla” and continued in “Kong: Skull Island.”
  • In the Heights” was switched from June 26 to June 18, 2021. This musical drama stars Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Irresistible” was meant to hit theaters May 29 but is now getting a digital release on June 26. This is a political comedy directed and written by Jon Stewart, starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Topher Grace and Chris Cooper. It’s a sophomore director effort, after helming 2014’s “Rosewater.”
  • A new “Indiana Jones” film was pushed from July 9, 2021 to July 29, 2022. Little is known about this sequel but James Mangold is attached to direct.
  • Jungle Cruise” has been moved from July 24 of this year to July 30, 2021. The feature stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt and Paul Giamatti.
  • King Richard” was switched from Nov. 21 of this year to Nov. 25, 2021.The movie is about the Williams Sisters’ father who coached them. Will Smith stars.
  • “The Many Saints of Newark” was moved from Sept. 25, 2020 to next March. This crime drama stars Vera Farmiga and Ray Liotta.
  • The fourth “Matrix” movie was pushed from May 21, 2021 to April, 2022. Keanu Reeves is set to return.
  • Mission: Impossible 7” has been moved from July 23, 2021 to Nov. 19, 2021.” Additionally, “Mission: Impossible 8” was moved from Aug. 5, 2022 to Nov. 4, 2022.
  • Morbius” was moved from July 31 to next March. Tom Cruise is attached for both. A new Marvel Comics-based film starring Jared Leto about a vampire
  • Disney’s live action version of “Mulan” was rescheduled from March to this July. It’s unclear if Disney will move the film again.
  • The Nightingale” was switched from Dec. 25, 2020 to Dec. 21, 2021. Set in France just before World War II, this film stars Dakota and Elle Fanning.
  • The next James Bond flick, “No Time to Die,” was pushed from April 10 to Nov. 20, 2020.
  • Peter Rabbit 2” was switched from Aug. 7 to next January. James Corden returns to voice the titular character. Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne are also set to reprise their roles.
  • Raya and the Last Dragon” was moved from Nov. 25 to next March. This is Disney’s next animated feature.
  • Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi” was pushed from Feb. 21, 2021 to May 7, 2021.
  • Shazam! 2″ has been switched from April 1, 2022 to Nov. 4, 2022. Asher Angel and Zachary Levi are both set to reprise their roles as both versions of the main character.
  • Spiral” has been moved from May 15, 2020 to May 20, 2021. This “Saw” reboot stars Chris Rock.
  • Sequels for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” have both been delayed. The Latterwas moved from April 8, 2022 to Oct. 7, 2022. The “Far From Home” sequel, meanwhile, was moved from July 16, 2021 to Nov. 5, 2021.
  • Disney-Pixar’s “Soul” has been pushed from June 19 to Nov. 20.
  • Thor: Love and Thunder” is being pushed from Nov. 5, 2021 to Feb. 18, 2022. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson are all set to return to their series roles.
  • An adaptation of “Tom and Jerry” has been switched from Dec. 23 to next March. The cast includes Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena and Ken Jeong.
  • The Tomorrow War” was pushed from Dec. 25 to next July. A sci-fi action flick starring Chris Pratt and J.K. Simmons.
  • Top Gun: Maverick” was switched from June 24 to Dec. 23. Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer both return. The picture also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller and Ed Harris.
  • Uncharted” is moving from March 5, 2021 to Aug. 8, 2021. The film starring Mark Wahlberg, Tom Holland and Antonio Banderas will be a prequel to the PlayStation video game series.
  • The sequel to “Venom” was moved from Oct. 2 to next June. The Movie stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson and Naomie Harris
  • Without Remorse” was pushed from Sept. 18 to Oct. 2. Based on a Tom Clancy novel, this action/crime film stars Michael B. Jordan.
  • The Woman in the Window” was delayed from a May 15 release and has no new date. This is a mystery drama starring Amy Adams, Anthony Mackie, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore.
  • Wonder Woman 1984” was moved from June 5 to Aug. 14. It has now been delayed again to Oct. 2. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine both return.

Newer films available now to watch digitally, meanwhile, include:

  • The Hunt“, my rating: 1.5 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 57%, MetaCritic rating: 50, LetterBoxD rating: 3 out of 5.
  • The King of Staten Island,” my rating: 2.5 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 71%, MetaCritic rating: 68, LetterBoxD rating: 3.5 out of 5.
  • Artemis Fowl,” my rating: 0.5 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 9%, MetaCritic rating: 31, LetterBoxD rating: 1.3 out of 5.
  • The Vast of Night,” my rating: 3.25 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%, MetaCritic rating: 84, LetterBoxD rating: 3.5 out of 5.
  • The Lovebirds,” my rating: 3 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 66%, MetaCritic rating: 59, LetterBoxD rating: 2.8 out of 5.
  • Scoob,” my rating: 3 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 50%, MetaCritic rating: 43, LetterBoxD rating: 2.4 out of 5.
  • Capone,” Rotten Tomatoes rating: 41%, MetaCritic rating: 46, LetterBoxD rating: 2.3 out of 5.
  • The Wrong Missy,” my rating: 1.5 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 35%, MetaCritic rating: 33, LetterBoxD rating: 2.2 pout of 5.
  • The High Note,” my rating: 2 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 70%, MetaCritic rating: 58, LetterBoxD rating: 3.1 out of 5.

Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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