Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States led to the closings of many businesses across the country, we’ve been missing the normalcy of everyday life. Luckily, since movie theatres were forced to close down to abide by the regulations of social distancing, many of the movies that were supposed to be released this spring have been delayed until we can all enjoy them together.
In case you’re gearing up for your movie theatre fix once the country begins to reopen, here’s a list of titles that will be released in the coming months. In the meantime, many homes have turned to streaming and cable TV plans like Sling, Netflix, DISH Network, and DirecTV.
#1. A Quiet Place Part II
One of the most anticipated films of the year, a Quiet Place Part II follows the story we first saw in 2018 about a family attempting to survive after an extraterrestrial species invaded the planet and destroyed most of the population. In the newest film set to be released on September 4th, 2020, we’ll see the family in the wake of the tragic death of their father/husband as well as what first happened at the onset of this invasion.
Another social horror movie from the brilliant mind of Jordan Peele, Antebellum follows the twisted tale of Veronica Henley, a highly-successful author who is suddenly thrust backward in time to Southern, pre-civil war America where she is a slave. Having to confront her disturbing ancestral history, she must find a way to save them and herself from a terrible fate. Antebellum’s new release date will be August 21st, 2020.
#3. Wonder Woman 1984
Gal Gadot charmed audiences all over the world with her rendition of Wonder Woman and on August 14th, 2020, she’ll return to the big screen with Wonder Woman 1984. In this sequel, we’re transported through time to the 80s where Diana comes face-to-face with The Cheetah, a brand-new villainess whose powers are almost superhuman.
#4. Thor: Love and Thunder
If you thought that Avengers: Endgame was the final appearance of some of your favorite Marvel characters, you’ll be thrilled to know that Thor will have his fourth solo film released on February 18th, 2022. Natalie Portman will join the cast as the female Thor, and other characters including Hulk, Loki, and possibly Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster may be returning.
The anticipation has been high for the release of the live-action remake of Mulan, especially now that it has been delayed until July 24th, 2020. Though many were disappointed after hearing that Mushu would not be included in this new film, there are many more who are still excited to see how this Disney animated classic translates into a version with live actors and real sets.
#6. In the Heights
Based on the beloved Broadway musical, In the Heights is set over the course of just three long days where vibrant characters interact in a predominately Dominican-American neighborhood in Washington Heights within New York City. Delayed an entire year, this film will now premiere on June 18th, 2021.