Hollywood is preparing for a scenario in which movie theaters in America will remain closed for a long time. Many eagerly anticipated films such as the French Dispatch, Mulan, Avatar 2, A Quiet Place Part II have been postponed once again.
Eric Handler, a highly experienced analyst on vision calendar and box office revenue, said in a recent report that given the course of the outbreak in America, it seemed unlikely that movie theaters would open before September. That’s why he predicted that films like Tenet and Mulan, which were scheduled to be released in August, would once again be postponed in blocks. Handler’s prediction of this was met with concern, as movie theaters reopening or preparing to open their doors tied their hopes to Tenet and Mulan attracting audiences to the halls.
However, it was feared and Handler’s prediction was correct. Moreover, not only Tenet and Mulan, but many films that will be released in the coming period have been postponed. These postponements have not been limited to 2020 films either.
Disney has removed Mulan from the vision calendar, which was last announced to be released on August 21, but has also pushed forward the vision dates of several films, including Fox productions.
Wes Anderson’s Eagerly Anticipated New Film The French Dispatch Has Been Postponed Indefinitely
Wes Anderson’s eagerly anticipated new film, the French Dispatch, will not go into vision on October 16 as planned. The film, which brings together an impressive cast, has been postponed indefinitely. It seems difficult for him to get into the vision this year.
October December 25, 2020, Ridley Scott’s new film the last Duel, which brings together names such as Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer and is expected to be ambitious during awards season, has been postponed from October 15, 2021.
Disney has also had to postpone new sequels to Avatar, which have long been in preparation, and the new Star Wars trilogy, which was said to be prepared under the leadership of Taika Waititi. New Avatar films scheduled to be released in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2025 and 2027 have been delayed by one year. December December 16, 2022, instead of December 17, 2021, the eagerly anticipated Avatar 2 will go into vision. Likewise, the films of the new Star Wars trilogy have been delayed by one year. December December 16, 2022, not the first film in the trilogy, will meet the audience on December 22, 2023. Sequels will come in 2025 and 2027.
October February 19, 2021 in Antlers, produced by Guillermo del Toro, Kenneth Branagh signed Death on the Nile from October 9 to October 23, horror-thriller The Empty Man was postponed from August 7 to December 4.
After Disney, Sony and Paramount also delayed their films to further dates
The news of this postponement from the Disney front was immediately followed by similar postponement decisions from Sony and Paramount.
April September 6, 2020, Paramount postponed the release of A Quiet Place Part II, which was announced to be released on vision, to April 23, 2021. The film was scheduled to be released on March 20, 2020, just when the Coronavirus outbreak was beginning to feel its impact around the world, and was postponed until September 6 shortly before it was due to be released.
Another film the studio postponed was Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise. The July December 23, 2020 release of the new Top Gun film, which is expected to be released, was postponed to July 2, 2021.
Sony has postponed the third film in the new Spider-Man franchise for a month, beginning with Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film, currently referred to as Spider-Man 3, will be released on December 17, 2021.
Hollywood Is Preparing For A Scenario In Which Movie Theaters In America Remain Closed Until Mid-2021
News of this latest postponement comes to mind the new analysis report shared last week by the Hollywood Reporter. The report by analyst Doug Creutz said the majority of movie theaters in America could remain closed until mid-2021.
Warner Bros. Creutz stated that studios such as Disney would not put their films such as Tenet and Mulan into the vision before movie theaters fully open and the audience would begin to return to the theaters, and that in this case, there would be little point in opening the doors of movie theaters. Creutz predicted that many halls would not be able to find new films to show until mid-2021, as studios would expect conditions to be established for the full opening of movie theaters.
The lack of control of coronavirus cases in America, especially in places like California and Florida, shows that the conditions the studios want are unlikely to be met anytime soon.
But it would also not be true to say that the studios have yet to fully consider 2020. Some 2020 films, such as The New Mutants, are not included among Disney’s announced postponement decisions. The New Mutants, which Disney has insisted will be put on vision, remains the vision date of August 28, 2020, at least for the time being. Another film that preserves the vision date of August 28 is the Personal History of David Copperfield. On the other hand, films such as Black Widow, West Side Story, The King’s Man, Free Guy also retain their vision dates in 2020.
AMC Theatres, the largest movie theater chain in both America and the world, said in a statement after Tenet indefinitely postponed it to open its halls in the second half of August despite that postponement decision. But of course that statement was before the last coming adjournment decisions. It would be a surprise if AMC Theatres insisted on this decision in this new painting, which Mulan also postponed after Tenet.
Films like Tenet and Mulan could be seen outside America First
The postponement of films such as Tenet and Mulan due to increasing case numbers in America is affecting movie theaters not only in America but also in the rest of the world. Although movie theaters in many countries are starting to open slowly, it has difficulty finding new films to show. This raises the question of how movie theaters, which are facing a serious crisis, will survive.
But news has come in recent days and Warner Bros.’the statements Tenet used in announcing the postponement suggest there may be some hope for movie theaters outside America. Warner Bros. executive Toby Emmerich, who announced earlier this week that Tenet had been postponed indefinitely, said they would not approach Tenet like films released on the same day around the world.
Information shared by ScreenDaily yesterday also appeared on Warner Bros.it showed that the eagerly anticipated film could be released in Europe and Asia by the end of August. Enrique Gonzalez Kuhn, CEO of Spanish distribution company Caramel Films, told ScreenDaily that Tenet will be released on August 27. Another source is Warner Bros.he said he planned to release the film in the UK at the end of August. Warner Bros. he emphasized that they had not yet announced their vision plans and stated that a new date for the film would be announced shortly. But judging by the rumors that have been spreading recently, Warner Bros. He focuses on the idea of putting tenet in vision in European and Asian countries before America.
We will wait and see how this challenging process will be handled by the studios. But Warner Bros. and if studios like Disney want to find movie theaters to show their movies in the wake of the pandemic, they need to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to ensure they stay afloat in the process. Because as new films are delayed, so too is the crisis that threatens movie theaters.