The complete updated release schedule for 2020 movies including 'Black Widow', 'Top Gun: Maverick' and more
We've put together a list of the movies releasing this year, arranged according to the months in which they are scheduled for release
With the coronavirus pandemic showing no sign of letting up, the future of films that were supposed to release this year has become a little uncertain. But on the brighter side of things, a number of the delayed movies have received updated release dates that they should hopefully be able to keep, provided things improve in the coming weeks.
We've put together a list of the movies releasing this year, arranged according to the months in which they are scheduled for release, to help you keep track of all the reshuffling going on in the industry. We'll be updating this list with changes as and when they are announced so be sure to watch this space.
June 19: 'Fatale' (Lionsgate) and 'The King of Staten Island' (Universal)
So far, it appears these movies aren't being shifted from their release dates, though that may change if the situation doesn't improve by June. 'Fatale' is an upcoming thriller film starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter and Geoffrey Owens. The movie was directed by Deon Taylor with David Loughery penning the script.'The King of Staten Island' is a semi-autobiographical comedy based on Pete Davidson's childhood. It stars Davidson, Bill Burr, Marisa Tomei, Steve Buscemi and more.
July 17: 'Tenet' (WB)
The highly anticipated Christopher Nolan movie is slated for a July release and it hasn't been shifted from that date yet though this may change if the pandemic worsens.
July 24: 'Mulan' (Disney) and 'Come Play' (Focus)
'Mulan' was initially scheduled to release on March 27 but has now been shifted to July 24, which means it will coincide with the release of the Focus Features horror thriller 'Come Play', which was already set for release on this date.
July 31: 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' (Paramount) and 'Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar' (Lionsgate)
'Sponge on the Run' has had its release date shuffled a number of times and was last scheduled for release on May 22 before being pushed to July 31. The animated feature will be coinciding with the release of Lionsgate's upcoming comedy 'Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar' starring Kristen Wiig, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
August 7: 'The Empty Man' (20th Century/Disney) and 'Infinite' (Paramount)
The 20th Century Studios' supernatural horror film 'The Empty Man' seems to be on track for its planned August 7 release date. Paramount's sci-fi thriller 'Infinite' starring Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dylan O'Brien and more was initially scheduled to release on the same day but has since been pushed to May 28, 2021.
August 14: 'Wonder Woman 1984' (WB), 'The One and Only Ivan' (Disney) and 'Nobody' (Universal)
After a series of delays, the much-awaited 'Wonder Woman' sequel was supposed to release on June 5 but has since been pushed to August 14, by when the situation should hopefully have calmed down enough for large audiences to head to theaters. The superhero film's new release date coincides with Disney's upcoming fantasy drama film 'The One and Only Ivan', based on the children's book of the same name, and 'Nobody', a thriller starring Bob Odenkirk.
August 21: 'Let Him Go' (Focus Features), 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' (United Artists), and 'Untitled Fred Hampton project' (WB)
These three movies are among those that are yet to be shifted from their previously scheduled release dates. The as-yet-unnamed Fred Hampton biopic stars Daniel Kaluuya as the eponymous activist and will be going up against the drama film 'Let Him Go' and 'Bill & Ted Face the Music', the third installment in the cult classic 'Bill & Ted' franchise that's been decades in the making.
August 28: 'The Hitman’s Wife's Bodyguard' (Lionsgate), and 'Spell' (Paramount)
With an ensemble cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Frank Grillo, Richard E Grant, Tom Hopper, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman, 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' is one of the most anticipated movies of 2020. So far, it looks like the comedy is on track for its August release, coming out on the same day as Paramount's horror thriller 'Spell'.
September 4: 'The Beatles: Get Back' (Disney), 'Monster Hunter' (Sony) and 'A Quiet Place Part II' (Paramount)
John Krasinsky's 'A Quiet Place Part II' was initially scheduled for release on March 20 but will now be arriving in theaters on September 4 instead, coinciding with Peter Jackson's 'The Beatles: Get Back', which revisits the 1970s film 'Let It Be' with extra, never-before-seen footage of the iconic band's final recording seasons and rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row. Also releasing on the same day is Sony's 'Monster Hunter', a loose adaptation of the video game series of the same name.
September 25: 'Candyman' (Universal)
The fourth film in the 'Candyman' franchise, the supernatural slasher film starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was initially set for a June 12 release but has since been rescheduled. The movie will now be releasing on September 25.
October 16: 'The French Dispatch' (Disney/Searchlight)
The highly-anticipated Wes Anderson movie 'The French Dispatch' was previously set for release on July 24. It will now be releasing on October 16 instead. The movie, which is the tenth film directed by the legendary filmmaker, features an ensemble cast including Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Steve Park, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson.
November 6: 'Black Widow' (Disney/Marvel)
The first Marvel Cinematic Universe to release after 'Spider-Man: Far From Home', fans have been eagerly waiting for 'Black Widow' for months. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer as the movie, which was scheduled for release on May 1, will now be releasing on November 6 instead. 'The Eternals', which was scheduled for release on this date, has now been shifted to the release date of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', February 12, 2021. 'Shang-Chi' has consequently been moved to May 7, 2021, which has pushed 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' to November 5, 2021, and 'Thor: Love and Thunder' to February 18, 2022.
November 20: 'Soul' (Disney/Pixar)
The Disney-Pixar movie 'Soul' was initially scheduled for release on June 19 but has since been shifted to November 20. According to Variety, 'Soul' was directed by Pete Docter, and focuses on a middle-school music teacher (voiced by Jamie Foxx) who dreams of becoming a jazz performer. But when he gets in an accident that causes his soul to be separated from his body just before his big break, he finds himself transported to the “You Seminar,” where he teams up with 22 (voiced by Tina Fey) to get his body back before it’s too late.
December 11: 'Free Guy' (20th Century Fox and Disney)
The Ryan Reynolds starrer 'Free Guy' was scheduled for release on July 3 but the film has now been shifted to December 11. The movie also stars Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, and Joe Keery, among others.
December 18: 'West Side Story' (20th Century Fox/Disney), 'American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story' (Lionsgate), 'Dune' (Warner Bros/Legendary), and 'Coming 2 America' (Paramount)
Closer to Christmas weekend, we have some major releases coming out including the highly anticipated 'Dune' movie starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. The film was originally slated for a November 20 release before being rescheduled to the new date, which means it will now be going up against the 'Coming to America' sequel, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Broadway musical 'West Side Story', and NFL star Kurt Warner's upcoming biopic 'American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story'.
December 23: 'Top Gun: Maverick' (Paramount), 'Tom and Jerry' (Warner Bros), 'The Nightingale' (Sony), 'The Croods 2' (DreamWorks Animation/Universal), and 'News of the World' (Universal)
Just in time for Christmas, we have Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun: Maverick', the sequel to his classic 1986 action movie. The film was initially supposed to open on June 24 but will now be soaring to screens on December 23 instead. Coming out on the same day are the latest animated 'Tom and Jerry' movie, Sony's WWII drama 'The Nightingale', 'The Croods 2', and the Tom Hanks starrer 'News of the World'.
Movies pushed to 2021 and later
February 12, 2021: 'The Eternals' (delayed from November 6, 2020)
March 5, 2021: 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' (delayed from July 10, 2020)
March 12, 2021: 'The Many Saints of Newark' (delayed from September 25, 2020)
March 19, 2021: 'Morbius' (delayed from July 31, 2020)
April 2, 2021: 'Fast & Furious 9' (delayed from May 2020)
May 7, 2021: 'Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings' (delayed from February 12, 2021, to make way for 'The Eternals')
July 16, 2021: 'Uncharted' (delayed from March 5, 2021, to October 8, 2021, then pushed up to current date)
July 30, 2021: 'Jungle Cruise' (delayed from July 2020)
October 1, 2021: 'The Batman' (delayed from June 25, 2021)
November 5, 2021: 'Spider-Man 3' (delayed from July 16, 2021), 'Elvis' (delayed from October 1, 2021)
February 11, 2022: 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (delayed from November 5, 2021, to February 18, 2022, before being pushed up to the current date)
March 25, 2022: 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' (delayed from November 5, 2021)
Stay tuned for more updates.