These Are the Major Film Releases Delayed by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, many industries took a major hit — including movie studios and theaters. It makes sense in terms of filming, with actors getting face to face unable to wear masks in their shots, but our ability to watch films certainly spurred an impactful transition in the industry, too. With many people staying indoors due to shelter-in-place orders and only venturing out for necessities, not to see movies, studios have had to delay major theatrical releases or cancel them entirely. Many movies released in 2020 have also been pushed to streaming services or released on demand for families to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

The pandemic is ongoing with no clear end in sight. Studios are continuing to push back not only releases of some of their most anticipated films, but also their production and editing. If there was a movie release you were looking forward to in 2020, there’s a good chance it’s been pushed back into the new year or beyond. These are some of the major films that have been delayed, along with details on when you can potentially expect to watch them — keeping in mind that they may change as the pandemic’s effects continue to shift, too.

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