With the Coronavirus causing havoc around the world, it has now become inevitable that films would be postponed from their original release date. After No Time To Die and Peter Rabbit 2 took measures to reschedule their release it is now John Krasinki’s A Quiet Place: Part 2 to take a hit.
Krasinki states on Instagram the following:
To all our A Quiet Place fans,
One of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said out movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that. As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie… I’m gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together! So here’s to out group movie date! See you soon! #AQuietPlacePart2… Take2
This is now not a surprising measure with the likelihood that the majority of the world’s cinemas going into lockdown in the near future. Currently, Only a few countries have taken such drastic measures, but with cinemas planning a checkerboard idea to have people attend films and not be in contact with others. It is only a matter of time before films are postponed throughout the world.
Disney is holding out with Mulan, but after they just cancelled the European premiere, it really is only a matter of time before it is also postponed.
We wrote recently that films will be scrambling for dates. It seems that will happen and as mentioned September could be a massive month for films as studios fight to find a suitable gap. I imagine A Quiet Place: Part 2 will be released either in August or late October with Halloween Kills only having an October 16th release date. Meaning the Friday 30th slot is currently open.
Although Black Widow is in early May, it may be a concern for Disney and Marvel as it is almost certainly at risk if people are hesitant to go to the cinemas after the pandemic has reached it’s peak.
Other May releases such as The Woman in the Window, Artemis Fowl The Green Knight and Fast and Furious 9 are not out of the woods yet, but they should be able to hang on with their dates.