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Trailer Thursday: 5 Blockbuster movies that were postponed over Coronavirus

A number of movies had to be postponed from their original release dates in 2020 to new dates in 2021 because of the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus. 

When the pandemic first broke out, efforts were made to quickly contain it and prevent it from going out of bounds. But as its reach continued to spread and the pandemic continued to spread, tighter restrictions were enforced.

Movie theatres had to shut down in response to the pandemic. China closed down all movie theatres and theme parks as early as January. Also, production theatres shut down temporarily in order to control the spread of the virus.

Because of the fact that movie theatres, a number of blockbuster movies had to be postponed from the year 2020 to the year 2021 so that they could debut in the theatre.

1. Black Widow

‘Black Widow’ is a standalone movie that tells the story of Natasha Romanov’s life.

At birth, the Black Widow whose real name is Natasha Romanova is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative.

When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.

This movie was moved from May 11, 2020, to November 6, 2020. Its trailer is available below:

2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The film is a sequel to Doctor Strange and Avengers: Endgame, and a crossover/sequel to WandaVision and Loki.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name.

This movie was moved from May 7, 2021, to March 25, 2022. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness does not have a trailer yet.

3. The Eternals

The Eternals is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name.

It is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It stars Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and a host of other actors.

The Eternals was moved from November 6, 2020, to February 12, 2021. This movie does not have a trailer yet.

4. Fast and Furious 9

In the latest Fast and Furious movie, Dominic Toretto and his crew join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered – his forsaken brother.

This movie stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Charlize Theron, Cardi B and a host of other actors. Fast and Furious 9 was moved from May 22, 2020, to April 2, 2021. Watch the trailer below:

5. The Matrix 4

The Matrix 4 is an upcoming American science fiction action film and the fourth instalment in The Matrix franchise.

The film is co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, the elder of the sisters who directed the previous three films. This film stars Keanu Reeves, Priyanka Chopra, Jada Pinkett-Smith and others.

The Matrix 4 was moved from May 21, 2021, to April 1, 2022. The trailer for this movie has not been released.

6. No Time to Die

The new Bond movie follows the patterns of all the older ones.

Recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist, globe-trotting spy James Bond finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who’s armed with dangerous new technology.

No Time to Die was moved from April 10, 2020, to November 25, 2020, then up to November 20, 2020. Watch the trailer below:

7. Mulan

To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, Mulan, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

Mulan was moved from March 27, 2020, to July 24, 2020, and then back to August 21, 2020. Watch the trailer below:

8. Spiderman: Far From Home Sequel

Not many details about this movie has been released except that – of course – the movie is getting a sequel and Tom Holland will be in the movie.

Nonetheless, it will be something for fans of the movie, Spiderman to look forward to.

Spiderman: Far From Home sequel was moved from July 16, 2021, to November 5, 2021. The trailer for this movie is not out yet.

9. Tom & Jerry

An alley cat named Tom is hired by Kayla, an employee of a glamorous New York City hotel, to get rid of Jerry, a mouse who has taken residence at the hotel, before he ruins an important wedding.

This movie stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong and Rob Delaney.

Tom and Jerry moved from December 23, 2020, to March 5, 2021. The trailer for this movie has not been released yet.

10. Wonder Woman 1984

The highly-anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 has been long-awaited by fans of the first movie.

In this film, Wonder Woman has to go against the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.

Wonder Woman 1984 has been moved from June 5, 2020, to August 14, 2020, then to October 2, 2020. Watch the trailer below:

Which of these movies are you looking forward to in 2021 when the cinemas are finally reopened and we can see movies in there again? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Simbiat studied Computer Science at the University of Lagos. She enjoys doing research and spends most of her time reading. She can be contacted at simbiat@sidomexuniversal.com.


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