The famous sign in Hollywood, California © raindog808

The coronavirus pandemic has spread across the world, and the entertainment industry is no exception.

From the best of British such as the 007 franchise to Hollywood blockbusters like Black Widow, COVID-19 has brought the lives of film buffs to a standstill, leaving them to binge watch re-runs of Netflix’s pre-virus concoctions.

Here’s the latest on the film productions pushed back by the onslaught of coronavirus:

Black Widow

Black Widow’s lead star Scarlett Johansson © Gage Skidmore

Films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe are always a guaranteed hit at the box office.

It would take a brave person to bet against Black Widow being yet another big money blockbuster, but producers will have to wait until work restrictions are relaxed before they can reap the rewards of their work.

After the last chapter of the MCU came to an end with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, superhero superfans will have to be patient to see the beginning of the new fantasy epoch on November 6.

No Time To Die

Daniel Craig will be portraying James Bond for the fourth and final time © Glyn Lowe

The latest instalment in the James Bond franchise has been pushed back seven months by the coronavirus outbreak.

Originally due out in April, Daniel Craig will make his final appearance as 007 in November 12 release.

Until then, there’s plenty of time to plan your Bond movie marathon with a few renditions of Adele’s Skyfall to keep you occupied.


We’ll be seeing the sights of Ancient China in Disney’s live-action remake of their 1998 classic Mulan

Mulan is the latest Disney princess in line for a live-action reboot.

However, the Chinese girl-power icon will have to put her conquest of the Huns on hold until the battle against coronavirus is won.

The film had been due for initial release on March 27, but that has now been rescheduled to July 24.

With the new release date coming up fast, it may not be the only time than Disney’s latest megabucks production is postponed.

F9 (Fast & Furious 9)

Vin Diesel will be returning in the ninth instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise © Gage Skidmore

Fans of the Fast & Furious franchise will have had their worlds turned upside down after producers took the decision to shift the film’s release back by a whopping 11 months.

The ninth turbocharged instalment would have been released on May 22 this year, but will now not hit the silver screen until April 2, 2021.

P.S. It’s not all doom and gloom!

Never fear, Starlord is here! © Gage Skidmore

For those of you who were gutted to see Marvel’s Black Widow on the list, there is good news on the horizon.

While some MCU films such as the return of Black Panther and Thor have been pushed back indefinitely, two super-powered sequels still remain on track.

The production processes for The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 are still in their infancy, but director James Gunn has confirmed that the films are still on course to be released in summer and autumn 2021 respectively.