After choice by Disney to postpone most of the films in the program, in particular Black Widow which was scheduled for release on November 6 but has been moved to May 2021, the 2020 cinematic landscape has become increasingly dramatic in an unprecedented domino effect. Before MGM e Universal they moved the new James Bond movie No Time to Die al April 2 2021 and then, in the last hours, Warner Bros. has decided to postpone the release of Dune, transposition of the homonymous series of novels by Frank Herbert, almost a year old, from November 2020 to October 2021.
This umpteenth postponement has led Warner Bros. to change its entire film program from now until 2023, postponing expected films such as Matrix 4 e all films in the DC Cinematic Universe. This apocalyptic situation, as you certainly know, is dictated by the serious situation in which the United States still pours today due to the Covid-19 pandemic where there is still a ban on the opening of indoor public places such as cinemas.
This is the new program:
- Matrix 4 is moved from 1 April 2022 to 22 December 2021.
- The Batman is moved from 1 October 2021 to 4 March 2022.
- T is moved from June 2, 2022 to November 4, 2022.
- Shazam 2 is moved from November 4, 2022 to June 2, 2023.
- Black Adam has been removed from the program.
At the moment, Wonder Woman 1984 it has not yet been delayed since its Christmas release. However, if the cinemas are still closed in that period it is likely that there may be new postponements. There Warner Bros., on balance, he made a real leap in the dark with Tenet and, albeit abroad, the film recorded some respectable numbers, making money 215 million dollars internationally from 54 countries, in US cinemas it has struggled a lot, cashing in "just" 36 million dollars. Not enough numbers therefore to convince producers to leave their films in theaters in this troubled 2020.