COVID-19 Pandemic: Heartbreak for fans as release dates of movies postponedjessie tan
Three months into the year of 2020 and the world is still in shock and panic over the ever rising number of cases of COVID-19. Today, the number of cases has amounted to 169,907 and the number of deaths is 6,520. Governments and organisations have introduced a few steps as precautionary measures against the spread of the disease.
One of the most important measure to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 is to minimize contact with people. People are advised to stay at home and not to gather in crowds including going to cinemas where people might be infected with the virus through human to human transmission. So, with the closure of cinemas in some countries and as fewer and fewer people go to the cinemas, the release dates of some movies had been postponed.
1. A Quiet Place Part II
Initial release: March 20
A sequel to the 2018 movie, A Quiet Place, this movie will be starred by Emily Blunt and promises more horror and thrills. It is a continuation of the story as the journey of the Abbott family continues and they fight to live on. The movie will be postponed until further notice is given.
Initial: March 27
This is an adaptation from the animation Mulan by Disney, depicting the story of Hua Mulan who went to the battlefield and served as a soldier in place of her ailing father. Its release date is yet to be announced.
3. Fast & Furious 9
Initial: May 22
F9 tells the story of Dominic Toretto and his brother Jakob and the struggles Dominic faces between good and evil as family relationships is put to the test. It has been rescheduled to be released on April 2 next year.
4. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Initial: March 27
In this sequel, Peter Rabbit now lives with Bea and Thomas McGregor peacefully but he just can’t stay quiet and soon goes on a journey, getting himself into more mischief. Its release date has been pushed back to August 7 2020.
5. James Bond: No Time to Die
Initial: April 10
James Bond had retired from service but was asked for help in a search and finds himself trying to safe the world from danger again. The movie will now be released on November 25.
It is indeed heart breaking for fans that has been looking forward to the release of these movies as we need to wait longer for the screenings. However, let us stay safe and protect ourselves from the virus and have patience for it is not without hope that we may see some of these movies yet.