More film delays are expected at Warner Bros. as the studio has now released a revised schedule of its films, which take effect this year and in 2021. Film delays are inevitable thanks to the global lockdown, which have already seen a number of big studio films get pushed. As such the 2020 Summer Season is an officially a non-starter all together.
But it looks like the delays will not only affect the summer blockbusters. Already several highly-anticipated studio films will forgo 2020 entirely and arrive in cinemas in 2021 instead. The move is fair considering the amount of money at stake at the global box-office. With cinemas shut, most of these films will luck out sizeable returns from cinema receipts.
Warner Bros. is taking no chances with its films, which is why it has released a new schedule that will see some of its productions being pushed back a fair bit. First up, superhero fans will have to wait a while longer to see Wonder Woman 1984 in cinemas. That film will now hit cinemas in October, which is a further push back from its August release date. The sequel was originally supposed to hit cinemas in June.
Godzilla vs. Kong will also move from its intended November release date. The monster film will now move to May 2021, which is a slot originally meant for the Matrix 4. With production still halted across the globe, the sci-fi sequel will now arrive in cinemas in April 2022 instead.
Other films that have been affected include Anne Hathaway’s The Witches remake, which has been completely yanked from Warner Bros. release slate. The Tom and Jerry animated feature will also shift from December to March 2021.
Most interesting though is the delay of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which is now due to open in cinemas at the end of July. The film was originally set for a cinematic release in mid-July but Warner Bros. has chosen to re-release Inception in that spot. Many presume that Tenet maybe a sequel to Inception, which will not only be a surprise but highly-intriguing as well.