**This post has been updated as of May 2, 2021.
2020 has been fraught with peril. The least of which is the complete shakeup of the motion picture industry. That said, this is a movie blog and we will therefore talk about how the current pandemic has impacted the movies.
One of the biggest setbacks the industry is experiencing is the inability to release films theatrically. Whether that’s because physical movie theaters have been ordered shut or because the studio invested too much money into an individual film that releasing said project digital only would be financial suicide. Either way, most of the higher-profile motion pictures that were originally slated to hit screens in 2020 have been pushed back to 2021 at the earliest. This has made for a giant headache for anybody silly enough to attempt to keep track of what movie is releasing when.
That’s why I’ve compiled an updated list of many of the bigger profile films on the horizon and their release dates. As new developments arise, I will update this list to include any and all changes as often as possible. I’ll also be adding newer films and their release dates as we move deeper into the calendar. I hope you find this useful!
Wrath of Man┃May 7 (MGM)
Synopsis: The plot follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw┃May 14 (Lionsgate)
Synopsis: A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.
Army of the Dead┃May 21 (Netflix)
Synopsis: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
Cruella┃May 28 (Walt Disney Pictures)
Synopsis: A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.
A Quiet Place Part II┃May 28 (Paramount Pictures)
Synopsis: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.
That is the most updated release schedule up through January 2021. Obviously, with the pandemic, dates are always getting moved around. I will update this list as often as possible as well as extend it the further into the calendar we get. As of right now, are there any films you are just dying to lay your eyes on? Sound off in the comments below and let me and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts!