Denis Villeneuve's Dune movie was to be released this Christmas in theaters, but will now be delayed until October 2021. They spent too much money on it to risk a TV release and the pandemic is likely to keep theaters empty over the holiday period. Meet the AT&T accounting gom jabbar!
MGM's recent decision to delay the release of its new James Bond movie No Time to Die forced Cineworld to announce it will temporarily close all of its Regal Cinemas locations in America, which is still without its top-rated media market — New York City, where theaters have remained closed during the pandemic. The Regal news is said to have sent shockwaves through the industry this weekend, forcing all studios to reevaluate their plans for the rest of the year.
Wonder Woman 1984 was bumped from this month until Christmas, but seems likely to end up running next year. The Batman, still being filmed, was bumped to 2022.