In light of the coronavirus pandemic, countless film festivals and events have been canceled, including SXSW and the Tribecca Film Festival. With public gatherings being discouraged, it’s no wonder that film studios are taking the hint and pulling movies from their release schedule. Disney is no exception: both Josh Boone’s The New Mutants and Scott Cooper’s Antlers have been delayed indefinitely.
This is not the first time that The New Mutants has been pulled from the release schedule. The film was initially set to release back in April 2018 before multiple delays and the Disney-Fox merger caused the film to gather dust for almost two years.
Disney is reportedly looking to reschedule the films for release later in 2020.
These are not the only movies being shelved for now. Paramount Pictures has hit pause on the release of its highly anticipated sequel A Quiet Place: Part II.
“One of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see together,” director John Krasinski wrote on Twitter. “Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that. As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie… I’m gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)