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‘Wonder Woman 1984' and all the movie releases postponed due to coronavirus

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Gal Gadot stars in the movie “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Like every other industry, Hollywood is reacting to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the recommended measures to blunt the disease’s spread.

The U.S. box office has begun to take a noticeable hit, while the global box office was already in a state of free-fall as countries including China and Italy shut cinemas and suspend all releases. Consequently, films that are released in certain territories but can’t open in others are at increased risk of piracy. For studios, that means a complicated calculation of exactly when to release their highest-profile titles.

The dominoes started to fall when the latest James Bond adventure, “No Time to Die,” announced a seven-month delay to the Thanksgiving season. As the coronavirus threat ramped up, the release date changes rapidly accelerated, and now there are no significant releases scheduled for North American theaters until Universal’s animated sequel “Trolls World Tour” and A24’s horror thriller “Saint Maud” on April 10.

But with the three largest theater chains — AMC, Regal and Cinemark — all shutting down for the foreseeable future, it’s difficult to see how any film will have a life in theaters until at least May. And “Trolls” will receive a simultaneous release via video on demand, an unheard of decision for a major studio movie before this point.

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This post will be updated with additional changes as they are announced.

“Wonder Woman 1984" (Warner Bros.)
Original release date: June 5, 2020 (wide)
New date: Aug. 14, 2020

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal)
Original release date: July 3, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“The Painted Bird” (IFC Films)
Original release date: April 17, 2020 (wide)
New date: Summer TBD

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“Antebellum” (Lionsgate)
Original release date: April 24, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“Run” (Lionsgate)
Original release date: May 8, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“Spiral” (Lionsgate)
Original release date: May 15, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

For Los Angeles’ independent movie theaters, the mandated shutdown to blunt the spread of coronavirus comes at an already difficult time.

“Black Widow” (Disney/Marvel)
Original release date: May 1, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“The Personal History of David Copperfield” (Searchlight)
Original release date: May 8, 2020 (limited)
New date: TBD

“The Woman in the Window” (20th Century)
Original release date: May 8, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“Beastie Boys Story” (Apple+)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (IMAX only)
New date: TBD (streams on Apple+ beginning April 24)

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“The Secret: Dare to Dream” (Roadside Attractions)
Original release date: April 17, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“Cut Throat City” (Well Go USA)
Original release date: April 10, 2020 (limited)
New date: TBD

“The Climb” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Original release date: March 27, 2020 (N.Y., L.A.)
New date: TBD

“Military Wives” (Bleecker Street)
Original release date: March 27, 2020 (limited)
New date: May 22, 2020 (limited)

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney has postponed the theatrical releases of “Mulan,” the latest X-Men film and a Guillermo del Toro horror production.

“Mulan” (Disney)
Original release date: March 27, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“New Mutants” (Fox)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“Antlers” (Searchlight)
Original release date: April 17, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

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“The Truth” (IFC)
Original release date: March 20, 2020 (N.Y., L.A.)
New date: Summer 2020, TBD

“The Artist’s Wife” (Strand)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (N.Y.); April 10, 2020 (L.A.)
New date: TBD

“F9" (Universal)
Original release date: May 22, 2020 (wide)
New date: April 2, 2021

“A Quiet Place: Part II” (Paramount)
Original release date: March 20, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

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“Blue Story” (Paramount)
Original release date: March 20, 2020 (limited)
New date: TBD

“The Lovebirds” (Paramount)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” (Sony)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (wide)
New date: Aug. 7, 2020

“Slay the Dragon” (Magnolia)
Original release date: March 13, 2020 (N.Y., L.A.)
New date: April 3, 2020

“No Time to Die” (MGM)
Original release date: April 10, 2020 (wide)
New date: Nov. 25, 2020


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