The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on the film industry, completely altering the 2020 release date calendar as movies like Black Widow, Mulan, and No Time to Die have been delayed or pulled indefinitely over public health concerns.
The latest big releases to be delayed are the Wonder Woman sequel Wonder Woman 1984, which was slated for a June 5 release and is now scheduled for Aug. 15, as well as the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical In the Heights and the animated film Scoob, which have been pulled indefinitely. Aquaman director James Wan’s new film Malignant has also been pulled from its original release date of Aug. 15 in order to make room for Wonder Woman 1984’s delay.
The much-anticipated sequel to DC’s first female superhero-led film was set to drop Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) into the ’80s, pitting her against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) while also reuniting her with her love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).
In the Heights, directed by Crazy Rich Asians’ Jon M. Chu, which focuses on a neighborhood in Washington Heights in Manhattan, had been set for a June 26 release.