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.
JUNE 12, 2020 → SEPT. 25, 2020
"Candyman, candyman, candyman, candyman, candyman" ... nope, he's still not here! The Nia DaCosta-directed (and Jordan Peele-produced) reboot of the horror franchise about a hook-handed phantom who tries to kill anybody who says his name five times was pushed back a few months. The fourth film in the saga is a direct sequel to the 1992 cult classic and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) stars.
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
JUNE 24, 2020 → DEC. 23, 2020
It’s been 34 years, so what’s six more months? Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 action hit centered on a top Navy fighter-pilot flight school. This time Maverick instructs a group of young hotshots, including Miles Teller as the son of Maverick’s late wingman Goose.
JULY 10, 2020 → MARCH 5, 2021
Three members of the original poltergeist-chasing gang (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson) return in Ghostbusters: Afterlife to help residents of an Oklahoma town experiencing paranormal activity, including Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It), who apparently lives in every haunted small town in America.
JULY 24, 2020 → JULY 30, 2021
The latest Disney park attraction-turned-movie is the second of two major postponed titles starring Emily Blunt (who is also in A Quiet Place Part II, which was delayed until Sept. 4, 2020). In Jungle Cruise, Blunt plays a scientist who enlists the help of a riverboat captain (Dwayne Johnson) to find a jungle tree with healing powers.