Superheroes are in quarantine, James Bond is self-isolating, and Maverick has been grounded. But let’s look at the bright side: There are about 40 postponed movies on Hollywood servers just waiting to be let loose as soon as All This is over (well, if not over, at least improved). Here are some of the most anticipated post-Memorial Day summer films that have changed dates.
MAY 1, 2020 → NOV. 6, 2020
It’s been a long wait for Natasha Romanoff’s first stand-alone movie (Scarlett Johansson’s character was first introduced in 2010’s Iron Man 2), and fans will have to wait even longer. Delaying Black Widow also had the domino effect of pushing back other Marvel titles, such as The Eternals (now coming Feb. 12, 2021).
MAY 22, 2020 → APRIL 2, 2021
The latest Fast & Furious sequel isn’t in a hurry, with Universal delaying the Justin Lin-directed film 11 months. Vin Diesel is back as Dominic Toretto along with his band of lovable outlaws (sans Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, who have earned their own spin-off franchise with Hobbs & Shaw).
WONDER WOMAN 1984
JUNE 5, 2020 → AUG. 14, 2020 → OCT. 2, 2020
A double jumper! Gal Gadot (Diana Prince) and Chris Pine (Steve Trevor) return in director Patty Jenkins’ sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman. The film was one of the first to be pushed back due to the pandemic, and recently was pushed a second time. Wonder Woman 1984 will have to satiate DC fans for a year before the release of The Suicide Squad (Aug. 6, 2021), The Batman (Oct. 1, 2021), and Black Adam (Dec. 22, 2021) — provided the latter two finish filming in time.