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As coronavirus continues to spread, an increasing number of movies are delaying or suspending production. As the number of impacted movies grows, TheWrap felt it would be most informative to keep a running list.

  • 1. “No Time To Die”

    MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of “No Time to Die” will be postponed until November 2020.

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  • 2. “A Quiet Place Part II”

    Director John Krasinski announced on Instagram that the horror sequel’s release will be delayed amid the growing spread of the coronavirus around the globe.

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  • 3. “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway”

    Sony has pushed the worldwide release date of the family film “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” to August 7 over fears of the coronavirus after it was originally slated to start rolling out abroad at the end of March.

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  • 4. “Fast and Furious 9”

    The release of the next “Fast & Furious” installment, “F9,” has been delayed from May 22 to now opening on April 2, 2021.

    Photo credit: Universal

  • 5. “The Lovebirds”

    Paramount has postponed the theatrical release of the Issa Rae-Kamail Nanjiani rom-com “The Lovebirds,” that was scheduled to hit theaters April 3. The studio has not set a new release date.

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  • 6. “Blue Story”

    Paramount has delayed the controversial UK gang film “Blue Story,” which was set for release on March 20. A future release date has not been announced.

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  • 7. “The Artist’s Wife”

    Strand Releasing and Water’s End Productions delayed the limited release of the Bruce Dern and Lena Olin film “The Artist’s Wife.” The film was meant to open in New York on April 3 in Los Angeles on April 10 and in San Francisco on April 17. No new release date has been set.

    Strand Releasing

  • 8. “The Truth”

    Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film “The Truth” from IFC Films will postpone its March 20 domestic release to now open at an unspecified date in summer 2020. The film is in both French and English starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke and has already opened in some overseas markets.

    IFC Films

  • 9. “Mulan”

    Disney formally postponed the release of its blockbuster, live-action remake “Mulan” “out of an abundance of caution.” The studio is currently looking at new release dates in 2020. The film was meant to open March 27.

    Disney

  • 10. “The New Mutants”

    After numerous delays, 20th Century’s X-Men spinoff “The New Mutants” was also pushed back by Disney “out of an abundance of caution.” The film from director Josh Boone was meant to open April 3. No new release date has been set.

    20th Century Studios

  • 11. “Antlers”

    “Antlers,” an indie horror film from director Scott Cooper starring Keri Russell, was also pushed back by Disney and Searchlight Pictures from its April 17 release. No new release date has been set.

    Searchlight Pictures

  • 12. “Bros”

    Universal has delayed production on the Billy Eichner romantic comedy “Bros” amid coronavirus concerns, TheWrap has learned exclusively. The film was set to begin production on April 13.

  • “No Time to Die”“A Quiet Place 2” and “Fast and Furious 9” are among the growing number of movies halted as COVID-19 spreads

    As coronavirus continues to spread, an increasing number of movies are delaying or suspending production. As the number of impacted movies grows, TheWrap felt it would be most informative to keep a running list.

    Jeremy Fuster