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Effective 03/29, 2020.
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Currently, the most immediate impact of the pandemic is Movie Theaters. While all theaters in large cities like New York and Los Angeles have been advised to shut down, some movie chains have closed nationwide. On March 17, Regal Cinemas closed down all their theaters in any location as a precaution, Deadline reports. All theaters will remain closed until further notice. AMC also announced on March 16 that it would close down all of its theaters for six to 12 weeks as a result of the coronavirus, per Variety, citing the CDC’s latest recommendation that Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people.

Meanwhile, Alamo Drafthouse’s corporate-owned and franchise theaters shut down until further notice, the company announced March 16 on their website. Only the Winchester, Virginia, location remains open for the time being. All shows have been canceled and tickets are being refunded. In the U.K., Cineworld and Odeon Cinemas have also shut their doors.
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Below is a List of Movies that have shut down or suspended production, due to coronavirus continues to grow.
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If you have confirmed knowledge of any other Movies not already mentioned or verified updates on those listed below, please feel free to add them there.
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Please stay safe and be well!.


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RoboPhone
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Warner Bros.: Wonder Woman 1984, The Matrix 4, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Batman

Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of Wonder Woman 1984 from June 5 to August 14, Deadline reports. As recently as the week of March 16, multiple outlets reported that the studio was debating whether or not to stream the big-budget sequel from director Patty Jenkins but obviously a theatrical release has always been the goal.

It’s the latest decision from Warner Bros., which also halted production on The Matrix 4. The anticipated sequel was filming in Berlin. Shooting on the film, which is co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, is expected to resume at a later date. The anticipated sequel will see Keanu Reeves reprise his role as Neo, alongside Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe.

Warner Bros. is also delaying production on the third installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was scheduled to begin filming in the U.K. on March 16, per Variety. It is unclear at this time whether this will have an effect on the scheduled release date of the film, which will once again star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, and Dan Fogler.

Additionally, production on The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the titular superhero, has been shut down for two weeks, as detailed by Variety. The movie has been filming in London and was scheduled to begin shooting in Liverpool soon, but Warner Bros. decided to shut down production during the location change. It is unknown at this time if this will have an effect on the film’s release date, which is currently scheduled for June 25, 2021.


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Minions: The Rise of Gru

Universal has pushed back the premiere of Minions: The Rise of Gru, which was scheduled for theatrical release on July 3. “In response to the severity of the situation in France, we are temporarily closing our Illumination Mac Guff studio in Paris,” Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “With this decision we are abiding by the French Government’s guidelines and doing everything possible to slow the spread of the virus as we care for our artists and their families. This means we will be unable to finish Minions: The Rise of Gru in time for our planned global releases in late June and early July. While we all grapple with the enormity of this crisis, we must put the safety and protection of our employees above all. We look forward to finding a new release date for the return of Gru and the Minions.”


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RoboPhone
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Avatar Sequels

Production on James Cameron’s upcoming sequels to Avatar has been delayed. Producer Jon Landau confirmed the news to the New Zealand Herald and said that he does not know when filming will resume on the four films. “We try and monitor all this and look at things and think about what is in the best interest of our crew. I call it our Avatar family,” Landau said. “That is really paramount to us above anything.” Work on digital effects for the films will continue at Weta. Currently, Avatar 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, with Avatar 3 following on Dec. 22, 2023, Avatar 4 due on Dec. 19, 2025, and Avatar 5 hitting theaters on Dec. 17, 2027.


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Marvel MCU Movies: Black Widow. Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel’s Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson has been delayed. The movie, which is the long-awaited solo film for Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, was scheduled to hit theaters on May 1. It’s currently unclear when it will be released and how this delay will affect Marvel’s release schedule. Marvel plans out its releases very carefully because of the interconnected nature of its films, and while the events of Black Widow take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and Natasha died to save the universe in Avengers: Endgame, it’s still possible for the film to have connective tissue with future Marvel movies.
At this time, Eternals^ is slated for November and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings^^ is scheduled to be released in February 2021. Pushing Black Widow could potentially push those dates as well.
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^Eternals. After an unexpected tragedy following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), the Eternals—an immortal alien race created by the Celestials who have secretly lived on Earth for over 7000 years—reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.
^^Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. An upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-sixth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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The Card Counter

Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter halted production after an actor tested positive for coronavirus. Deadline reported that the actor flew in from LA to shoot a few scenes, but after testing positive, the crew and cast were sent home five days out from completing filming. The Card Counter, a saga about a gambler trying to straighten out a young man bent on revenge, stars Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, and Tiffany Haddish.


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Sony Pictures: Cinderella, The Man From Toronto, Shrine, The Nightingale, The Climb, and Samaritan

Sony has halted production on a number of its films. The latest is Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello, which paused filming in the U.K. for a two-week hiatus beginning the weekend of March 14-15, according to Deadline.
Previously, the studio had suspended production on the Kevin Hart-Woody Harrelson comedy The Man From Toronto; horror film Shrine; and the World War II movie The Nightingale, starring sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning. Prep was halted on The Man From Toronto, which is filming Atlanta, and production on Shrine has been halted for four weeks in Boston. Meanwhile, The Nightingale was in pre-production, and the delay should not affect the film, which is scheduled to be released at Christmas.

In addition, Sony Pictures Classics has delayed the release of The Climb, which made its debut at Cannes Film Festival last year. The cycling comedy, which stars Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, was scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles on March 20.

Sylvester Stallone’s new movie Samaritan is going on a minimum two-week hiatus, Deadline reports. The project, which follows a young boy (Euphoria actor and Junior Olympic boxing prodigy Javon “Wanna” Walton) who sets out to discover if a mythic superhero who vanished 20 years earlier is still alive, was filming in Atlanta.


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Disney Productions: The Little Mermaid, Home Alone, Peter Pan & Wendy, Shrunk, The Last Duel, Shang-Chi, and Nightmare Alley

Disney paused production on forthcoming films including The Little Mermaid, Home Alone, Peter Pan & Wendy, Shrunk, Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, Marvel’s Shang-Chi, and Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Deadline reported that, while no cases of COVID-19 were found on sets, Disney paused production out of an abundance of caution, with far-reaching ramifications for many of the projects. Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid adaptation was set to start filming during the third week in March London; Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel was put on indefinite hiatus before a shoot in Ireland, sending the director into an editing room to assemble what bit of footage he was able to gather over the few weeks it was in production. As of March 13, it’s still slated to be released in the U.S. on Christmas.


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Universal Productions: Jurassic World: Dominion, Flint Strong, and the “untitled Billy Eichner project”

Universal has paused production on its live-action films. Per Variety, production on Jurassic World: Dominion, Flint Strong, and the “untitled Billy Eichner project”, which was scheduled to begin production this month, have all gone on hiatus. It is unclear for how long or if this will affect the films’ releases dates. Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled to be released in June 2021.
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Vengeance

Blumhouse has suspended production on its thriller Vengeance, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, which was two weeks into production, was written by The Office’s B.J. Novak. It is his directorial debut.


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The Secret Garden

Studiocanal has moved the release date of its adaptation of The Secret Garden from April 3 to August 14. In a statement provided to Deadline, the company explained, “A film that most certainly appeals to a family and older audience, the studio has has taken the decision to move out of a potentially high-risk period as the coronavirus situation continues to escalate.” The film stars Colin Firth and Julie Walters and is based upon the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett book of the same name.


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Mulan, New Mutants, and Antlers

Despite having its world premiere in Los Angeles earlier this week, Disney has postponed the theatrical release of the live-action Mulan from its original March 27 release date, according to multiple reports. Disney-owned studios 20th Century Studios and Searchlight pictures also delayed the releases of New Mutants (due April 3) and Guillermo Del Toro’s Antlers (April 17), respectively.


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Bros

Production on Bros, a rom-com co-written by Billy Eichner and Nick Stoller, who is set to direct, has been delayed, according to The Wrap. The film was scheduled to begin shooting on April 13.


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Fast and Furious 9

The premiere of F9, which was scheduled to be released May 22, has been pushed back almost a year. The North American premiere will now be April 2, 2021, with international debuts rolling out throughout that month. Per Variety, Universal Studios made the decision due to the number of theaters closed internationally. Considering roughly 75 percent of of the franchise’s gross comes from international markets, Universal didn’t believe the movie could turn a profit with all theaters in Italy, South Korea and China currently shut down.


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A Quiet Place II

The release of A Quiet Place II, the sequel to the hit 2018 horror film, will be delayed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The film was originally scheduled for release in the U.K. and Australia on March 19 and in North America on March 20.

Director John Krasinski confirmed the news in an Instagram note to fans. “One of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together,” Krasinski wrote. “Well, due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that. As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie … I’m gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together.”


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The Lovebirds

After previously delaying A Quiet Place Part II, Paramount has pulled the romantic comedy The Lovebirds, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film was slated to be released April 3 and stars Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. A new date has not yet been set. Meanwhile, the film Blue Story has also been delayed.


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Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film

While on location in Australia for Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were both diagnosed with coronavirus, the couple revealed on social media on March 11. According to social media posts from their sons, Hanks and Wilson are doing well. However, production on the film has been temporarily halted in the wake of the news. As detailed by the Daily Mail, Luhrmann sent a letter to the cast and crew, writing, “We request all cast and crew stay at home today and not come to work. All work activity on the production is cancelled and will not resume until further notice.”


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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter Rabbit fans will have to wait a bit longer for the sequel film. Sony decided to push back the release of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway from early April to Aug. 7, Deadline reported on March 10. The film was originally supposed to debut in select spots around Europe in March before coming out in the U.S. in April to line up with the Easter holiday.


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Slay the Dragon

Magnolia’s new documentary about a group of local voters and ordinary citizens fighting back against gerrymandering in 2018 midterms elections, is delayed a month due to coronavirus. The film will now open on April 3 in theaters instead of its original March 13 release date and will also be available on VOD and digital platforms in the wake of the outbreak, according to Variety.


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No Time to Die

For those hoping to see Daniel Craig back in action as Agent 007, you’re in for a bit of a wait. The film’s official release date was pushed back several months, the film’s official Twitter account confirmed. No Time to Die will now be released on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Wednesday, Nov. 25 worldwide. Even so, Craig still showed up to host Saturday Night Live as scheduled and even offered fans a fake clip from the film.


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