We should have more postponements coming …
Some of this year’s most anticipated films are set to earn new release dates, including Black Widow and 007: No Time to Die, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Almost a year ago, Daniel Craig’s last film as James Bond pulled the postponement queue, when its date was moved from April 2020 to November of the same year. It’s clear that the feature has been postponed again and even with the release date slated for a year after the original release on April 2, the work may take a little longer.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, THR has made contact with executives in Hollywood, who have said all films in the first half of 2021 will likely experience further delays.
In addition to No Time to Die, this group includes Black Widow (May 7), A Quiet Place II (May 28), Fast and Furious 9 (May 28), Venom 2 (June 25) and Top Gun: Maverick (July 2). ), all the films that will be released in 2020.
“So that no one thought that the transition from 2020 to 2021 would magically solve the problems that have puzzled the industry over the past 12 months, the reality is that many of the same market forces are still in play and will continue to do so. ‘Inform strategists about studio and creative decisions,’ says Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore. “Having said that, there is hope for a recovery for cinema on the horizon, but it is clear that the future is constantly changing.”
Warner, who recently proposed the release of Godzilla vs. Kong is aiming for a theatrical release and HBO Max simultaneously.
Eric Handler of MKM Partners believes the second quarter of 2021 will bring improvements, but profits will still be 30-40% of normal compared to the average of the last three years before the pandemic. He notes that everything will depend on how quickly people get vaccinated.
For now, we can only wait for an official opinion from the studios. Any change in the releases of these films you can check here!