movies that were originally scheduled for release this year, but of course,
thanks to pandemic, had to be postponed all the way to 2021.
could’ve had the pleasure of enjoying in cinemas this year. Note that the
release dates below are following the US schedule and are arranged in a
descending order, kicking off from the spooky month of October!
The Last Duel
Ben Affleck (L) and Matt Damon (R), with Adam Driver sandwiched in between, in
their “The Last Duel” getup. Ridley Scott directs the movie from a screenplay
written by the two BFF actors, based on Eric Jager’s book, and it was
originally supposed to have a Christmas 2020 release.
has now become a 2021 Halloween month movie, as “Halloween Kills” gets
postponed just about a whole year. This sequel to 2018’s “Halloween” sees
Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode.
had to be postponed, from this July to next year’s July, is because Disney is
hoping by then theme parks will be fully operational again. The movie, which
co-stars Emily Blunt, is based on a popular Disney theme park attraction by
the same name after all.
Top Gun: Maverick
34 years after the original, but it kept getting delayed. In the end now we’ll
only get to see him as the titular star in “Top Gun: Maverick” next July.
Minions: The Rise of Gru
continued in “Minions: The Rise of Gru” last month. But the sequel to 2015’s
“Minions”, a spinoff of the “Despicable Me” franchise, is now a summer 2021
In the Heights
Quiara Alegría Hudes’ stage musical “In the Heights” has been postponed
roughly a whole year from its June 2020 release. Starring Anthony Ramos,
Miranda will also make an appearance as Mr. Piragüero.
Last Night in Soho
Taylor-Joy as a young woman with a passion for fashion, was supposed to be a
September 2020 release. But it has been moved from this fall to next spring.
The Many Saints of Newark
Many Saints of Newark” is another September 2020 released that was delayed to
next spring. Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta and Billy Magnussen
are part of the star-studded cast.
“Antlers” won’t be selling its horror short. Unfortunately, we can only scream
to this horror film next year, since it has been postponed from its original
April 2020 release.
G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes
(not that we’ll be seeing a lot of the Malaysian-British actor in it since his
titular character is a stealthy, head-to-toe covered ninja), but “Snake Eyes”
faced multiple delays in 2020 and in the end had to be moved to next year.
There is still no confirmed release date so far.