Amidst the coronavirus panic, almost all movie productions and shootings have been stopped. Not only movies but also your favorite TV shows are affected. Take a look at how the entire entertainment industry has been affected by the pandemic.
Postponed movie screenings
The movies supposed to release through the month of March like the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster The Quiet Place and the 25th Bond movie No Time to die that was to hit the theaters this April has been postponed to the end of the year or the distant future quite possibly. Likewise, the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise scheduled to release this May is put off to a year later. It’s official that the release of Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984, a couple of the most anticipated movies of the year are also postponed.
The Cannes Film Festival
The annual Cannes film festival, one of the largest, that usually takes place around the month of May is pushed back to July, and there are even talks of canceling. Additionally, the 73rd occurrence of the film festival was likely to feature Leos Karax’s Annette, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in the Soho and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Although most of the movies are said to be released in theaters in a couple of months, that just might not be a chance in this strenuous situation.
Halted TV productions
TV shows, although safe from all the screening issues a movie has to undergo production. From Marvel shows like WandaVision and Loki, to Peaky Blinders and Stranger Things, productions have been halted indefinitely. Netflix has been extra-vigilant after Kristofer Hivju, a cast member of the Netflix exclusive The Witcher, has been tested positive for coronavirus.
There is a bright side
Regardless that most of the releases have been postponed and productions halted, Universal pictures and other film studios have released their latest movies watchable at-home on-demand. From movies like Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen and Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man to Pixar’s Onward, a lot of the latest releases are available online. Furthermore, a lot of TV releases like HBO’s The Westworld and Netflix’s I Am Not Okay with This can help you kill time this quarantine season.
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