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From Nomadland to Avatar 2: Every delayed film and their new release date – updated

Jacob Stolworthy
·6-min read
 (Universal / Warner Bros / Marvel Studios / Paramount Pictures)
(Universal / Warner Bros / Marvel Studios / Paramount Pictures)

When MGM delayed new James Bond film No Time to Die from April 2020 to November of that same year, it was groundbreaking news. At the time, a studio making the decision to cancel its biggest film’s theatrical release due to a pandemic was simply a huge surprise.

Almost one year on, these delays have distressingly become the norm.

With cinemas across the world either closed or open with health and safety restrictions because of Covid-19, distributors are having to rethink film release strategies in a big way. While some – namely Paramount – decided to immediately delay key 2020 releases by an entire year, others were more hopeful that they would be able to release one of the first new films after cinemas reopened.

It didn’t exactly pan out this way. Warner Bros proceeded with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, but Disney opted to release both its live-action remake of Mulan and latest Pixar film Soul on streaming service Disney+.,

Other high-profile films that had their release dates shifted from summer 2020 to the winter were then pushed back to this summer meaning that, in some cases, audiences will have had to wait more than a year to see them.

It’s quite hard to keep up with every delay, so we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the films with their original release dates, and – where it has been announced – when you can now expect to see them in UK cinemas.

NB: This list does not include the films that were originally scheduled to be released on VOD or streaming services.

Delayed films

A Quiet Place Part II

Original release date: 19 March, 2020

Second release date: 23 April, 2021

Current release date: 17 September, 2021

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Original release date: 27 March, 2020

Second release date: 15 January, 2021

Third release date: 2 April, 2021

Current release date: 11 June, 2021

No Time to Die

Original release date: 1 April, 2020

Second release date: 12 November, 2020

Third release date: 2 April, 2021

Current release date: 8 October, 2021

Antlers

Original release date: 17 April, 2020

Second release date: 19 February, 2021

Current release date: 29 October, 2021

Dream Horse

Original release date: 17 April, 2020

Second release date: 4 September, 2020

Current release date: TBC

Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan in ‘Promising Young Woman’Focus Features
Carey Mulligan in ‘Promising Young Woman’Focus Features

Original release date: 17 April, 2020

Second release date: December 2020

Third release date: 12 February, 2021

Current release date: TBC

Antebellum

Original release date: 24 April, 2020

Current release date: April TBC (on Sky Cinema)

Black Widow

Original release date: 1 May, 2020

Second release date: 28 October, 2020

Current release date: 7 May, 2021

Current release date:

The Woman in the Window

Original release date: 15 May, 2020

New release date: Summer TBC (on Netflix)

Fast and Furious 9

Original release date: 22 May, 2020

Current release date: 2 April, 2021

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

Original release date: 4 June, 2020

Current release date: 4 July, 2021

Candyman

Original release date: 12 June, 2020

Second release date: 16 October, 2020

Current release date: 27 August, 2021

In the Heights

Original release date: 26 June, 2020

Current release date: 18 June, 2021

Free Guy

Original release date: 3 July, 2020

Second release date: 11 December, 2020

Current release date: 21 May, 2021

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Original release date: 3 July, 2020

Current release date: 2 July, 2021

The Forever Purge

Original release date: 10 July, 2020

Current release date: 9 July, 2021

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Original release date: 10 July, 2020

Second release date: 5 March, 2021

Third release date: 11 June, 2021

Current release date: 11 November, 2021

Morbius

Jared Leto in ‘Morbius’Sony Pictures Releasing
Jared Leto in ‘Morbius’Sony Pictures Releasing

Original release date: 10 July, 2020

New release date: 19 March, 2021

Third release date: 8 October, 2021

Current release date: January 2022

Top Gun: Maverick

Original release date: 12 July, 2020

Second release date: 23 December, 2020

Current release date: 2 July, 2021

The French Dispatch

Original release date: 24 July, 2020

New release date: TBC

Jungle Cruise

Original release date: 24 July, 2020

New release date: 30 July, 2021

The King’s Man

Original release date: 16 September, 2020

Second release date: 16 September, 2020

Third release date: 12 February, 2021

Current release date: 20 August, 2021

Last Night in Soho

Original release date: 25 September, 2020

Second release date: 23 April, 2021

Current release date: October 22, 2020

The Many Saints of Newark

Original release date: 25 September, 2020

New release date: 12 March, 2021

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Original release date: 2 October, 2020

New release date: 25 July, 2021

Halloween Kills

Original release date: 16 October, 2020

New release date: 15 October, 2021

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Original release date: 23 October, 2020

New release date: 21 May, 2021

Eternals

Original release date: 6 November, 2020

Second release date: 12 February, 2021

Current release date: 5 November, 2021

Godzilla vs Kong

Original release date: 20 November, 2020

Current release date: 21 May, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon

Original release date: 25 November, 2020

Current release date: 5 March, 2021

Coming 2 America

Original release date: 18 December, 2020

Current release date: 5 March, 2021 (on Amazon Prime Video)

Dune

Timothée Chalamet in ‘Dune’Warner Bros Pictures
Timothée Chalamet in ‘Dune’Warner Bros Pictures

Original release date: 18 December, 2020

Current release date: 1 October, 2021

West Side Story

Original release date: 18 December, 2020

Current release date: 10 December, 2020

Nomadland

Original release date: 1 January, 2021

Current release date: 19 March, 2021

The Father

Original release date: 8 January 2021

Current release date: 12 March, 2021

Chaos Walking

Original release date: 22 January, 2021

Current release date: 5 March, 2021

Sound of Metal

Original release date: 29 January 2021

Current release date: 26 March, 2021

Supernova

Original release date: 29 January 2021

Current release date: 5 March, 2021

Wrong Turn

Original release date: 29 January, 2021

Current release date: 26 February, 2021

Ammonite

Original release date: February 2021

Current release date: 26 March, 2021

Judas and the Black Messiah

Daniel Kaluuya heads up new film ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’AP
Daniel Kaluuya heads up new film ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’AP

Original release date: February 2021

Current release date: March 2021

Cinderella

Original release date: 5 February, 2021

Current release date: 16 July, 2021

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Original release date: 12 February, 2021

Second release date: 7 May, 2021

Current release date: 9 July, 2021

Nobody

Original release date: 26 February, 2021

Current release date: 2 April, 2021

Uncharted

Original release date: 5 March, 2021

Current release date: February 2022

Bob’s Burgers

Original release date: 9 April, 2021

Current release date: TBC

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Original release date: 7 May, 2021

New release date: 25 March, 2022

The Matrix 4

Original release date: 21 May, 2021

New release date: 1 April, 2022

The Batman

Original release date: 25 June, 2021

Second release date: 1 October, 2021

Current release date: 4 March, 2022

Mission: Impossible 7

Original release date: 23 July, 2021

New release date: 19 November, 2021

Thor: Love and Thunder

Original release date: 5 November 2021

New release date: 18 February 2022

Avatar 2

Original release date: 17 December 2021

New release date: 16 December 2022

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