COVID strikes again!
The current pandemic has caused the delays of two more big movies that were set to come out this year: Top Gun: Maverick and A Quiet Place Part II. Both films have now been moved to 2021.
A Quiet Place Part II was originally set for release this past March, but was delayed, with Tom Cruise’s sequel set to come out on June 24th before being delayed as well. A Quiet Place will now come out on April 23rd, 2021, and Top Gun is set for July 3rd, 2021.
The films were supposed to come out later this year, but due to the United States’ inability to curb the spread of the coronavirus, theaters have had to continually delay their re-openings. Now, it looks like we could be seeing many of these movies opening overseas before we get to see them here.
These aren’t the only films to be delayed either due to COVID. Disney recently pulled their live-action remake of Mulan from its schedule and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has been met with an indefinite delay. Even films that weren’t set for release for a few years like new Star Wars properties and the Avatar sequels have been hit with postponements.
There have been plenty of films that went to digital release instead of theatrical when the pandemic hit, and some have wondered and wanted these films to go the same route. However, the studios don’t seem to want these films to be viewed first in any other format besides the theater, and, honestly, we have to agree. A movie like Top Gun: Maverick, which is set to feature some of the most incredible flying footage and stunts ever, is designed to be more impactful in a theater. The same goes for Tenet, with Christopher Nolan being a huge advocate for the theater-going experience.
Regardless, we are going to have to wait awhile more before we can see this films in theaters, which we hopes happens sooner rather than later.
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