Postponed movies of 2020


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This story was originally published in the second edition of The Lion’s Tale (November 6, 2020).

Black Widow (Marvel Studios)

Original Release Date : May 11th, 2020 – New Release Date (as of now) : May 7th, 2021

Black Widow, directed by Cate Shortland, follows Natasha Romanova’s (Scarlett Johansson) story on the run and is forced to come to terms with a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Hunted down by opposing forces bent on bringing her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and severed connections long before her time as an avenger. This additional entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was set to come out to hit screens on May 11th, 2020 and would narratively take place after Captain America: Civil War. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this film has been pushed back until May 7th of next year.


Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Original Release Date : November 20th, 2020 – New Release Date (as of now) : May 21st, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong, directed by Adam Wingard, is the third and possibly final entry in Legendary Monsterverse, until further notice. While little is known about this film, the general synopsis states that years after Godzilla: King of the Monsters, alpha titans Godzilla and Kong are on a collision course for reasons unknown. Meanwhile, Monarch looks to uncover the origins of all titans as rival factions plan to manipulate the Titans for war. This movie was supposed to be released on November 20, 2020. Unfortunately, it is being delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. But unlike the other movies mentioned, this film got delayed because of the studio’s unsureness of the film’s success, especially coming off of the poor reception of the previous film.


Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)

Original Release Date : October 2nd, 2020 – New Release Date (as of now) : June 25th, 2021

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a film formally dated to come out on October 2,  2020 but was set back eight months because of, you guessed it, the Coronavirus. While little is known about this film, what we do know is Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and the tenacious alien entity, Venom will be returning in this film, along with Cletus Kassidy (Woody Harrelson) and the titular symbiote, Carnage. One large hope from the fans would be the promise of an R rating, especially because of Cletus/Carnage’s maniacal and violent nature established in the comics. Will their outcries be answered? Only time will tell.


The Batman (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Original Release Date : June 25th, 2021 – New Release Date (as of now) : March 4th, 2022

The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, is set during Batman’s (Robert Patterson) second year of fighting crime and follows him as he explores Gotham City’s corruption, both on the streets and beyond. The film was supposed to come out on June 25 of next year, but was pushed back until due to, do I even have to say it? While there is limited knowledge about this film, what is known is that there will include comic book favorites like The Riddler (Paul Dano), Catwoman (Zoe Kravtiz) and The Penguin (Colin Farrell).


Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Animation Pictures)

Original Release Date : November 25th, 2020 – New Release Date (as of now) : March 21st, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon, written by Adele Lim and Qui Nguyen, takes place in a land called Kumandra, split into five different regions. A warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world. While the premise seems simple and promising; and personally I would take this over another live action remake. This film was supposed to come out as soon as November 25, 2020, yet, it’s been pushed back like the previous. It’s scheduled to release March next year, with no announcement that it will be accessible on Disney+