As we enter yet another week of lockdown, many people are finding themselves going a little stir crazy. We’ve shared numerous film recommendations over the past few weeks as well as weekly reviews but we cannot wait to get back to watching new releases in the cinema and we’re sure many of you will be feeling the same. If you’re looking to the future and starting to think about things you’re looking forward to maybe some of these delayed releases will make it to your list…
1) Mulan, original release: 27th March, revised release: 24th July
The latest in Disney’s live action remake of one of their classic animations. The story follows a strong willed young woman who is struggling with the idea of stepping into the ‘female’ roles that she is expected to. Upon a call for the male members of each family to join the army to fight the huns, Mulan pretends to be a man and heads to war in the place of her ageing father in an attempt to save China.
2) Wonder Woman 1984, original release: 5th June, revised release: 14th August
The sequel to 2017’s DC sensation ‘Wonder Woman’, the plot has remained very secret. But Gal Gadot’s return to this iconic role is sure to a whirlwind of adventure and is definitely one to watch out for if you love a good superhero movie.
3) The French Dispatch, original release: 24th July, revised release: 16th October
Wes Anderson’s latest piece of work, The French Dispatch brings a star studded cast to an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.
4) Black Widow, original release: 1st May, revised release: 6th November
In Black Widow’s stand alone movie the audience gets a look at the challenges Natasha Romanoff undertook in her quests between Marvel films ‘Civil War’ and ‘Infinity War’. As one of the Avengers with such an interesting and mysterious past we can be sure to expect and action packed adventure.
5) No Time To Die, original release: 4th April, revised release: 12th November
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond. No Time To Die see’s 007 having left active service. That is until his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter turns up asking for Bond’s help. James sets onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
6) Top Gun: Maverick, original release: 26th June, revised release: 23rd December
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
7) Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, original release: 7th August, revised release: 15th January.
Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family.
8) In The Heights, original release: 26th June, revised release: UNKNOWN
A feature version of the Broadway musical written by Lin Manuel Miranda, in which a bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune. A fantastic musical which looks to make an outstanding movie.
Of course, these are just 8 of the many films that have been postponed due to the global pandemic of Covid:19. We hope the day that cinemas reopen comes around quickly, but until then, enjoy catching up with those movies you’ve never got around to watching! Stay safe, stay well.