Movie Releases Pushed Back Chat Due To Coronavirus(Covid19)

Drax1

Distinguished Member
New York cinemas have a return date too -

 

sdw

Active Member
If May 14th hopefully sticks, Id of thought the Warner titles already released in USA and a few other countries could be shown over month or so from re-opening (Godzilla v Kong, Mortal Kombat, Tom & Jerry, Judas Black Messiah & The Little Things)
 

Fillumgeek

Well-known Member
It is positive news, let's be POSITIVE!

And realistically, the first few movies will be tasters. The Cinemas really need a big hit, like dare I say it, James Bond. Which is set for October. I'm not sure the public will be massively flocking to the cinemas in May, June, July personally.

If I'm a Disney shareholder (and I plan to be!), I launch Black Widow in cinemas and PVOD at the same time.

But let's hope Autumn is the start of bounce-back time for the picture-houses.
 

jdevil

Distinguished Member
It is positive news, let's be POSITIVE!

And realistically, the first few movies will be tasters. The Cinemas really need a big hit, like dare I say it, James Bond. Which is set for October. I'm not sure the public will be massively flocking to the cinemas in May, June, July personally.

If I'm a Disney shareholder (and I plan to be!), I launch Black Widow in cinemas and PVOD at the same time.

But let's hope Autumn is the start of bounce-back time for the picture-houses.

No point of releasing Black Widow on VOD if they've already waited this long for the Cinema's to be open. They could just release it in the Cinema exclusively around July/August, probably make around $400 million WW then release PVOD.

Once it's PVOD the film will be flooded online globally.
 

Fillumgeek

Well-known Member
No point of releasing Black Widow on VOD if they've already waited this long for the Cinema's to be open. They could just release it in the Cinema exclusively around July/August, probably make around $400 million WW then release PVOD.

Once it's PVOD the film will be flooded online globally.
They haven't delayed the release yet have they?
Was thinking May will be too early for them, no one will have a big hit this May...
 

richp007

Distinguished Member
Pushing Bond back as far as the Autumn could make for a cataclysmic mistake. If things start to go south again as winter approaches and we have to lockdown, that'll be Bond screwed once more. Perhaps for the final time, and they'd have to release for Xmas on VOD.
 

Fillumgeek

Well-known Member
Pushing Bond back as far as the Autumn could make for a cataclysmic mistake. If things start to go south again as winter approaches and we have to lockdown, that'll be Bond screwed once more. Perhaps for the final time, and they'd have to release for Xmas on VOD.
Let's be positive though, things should be much better in October.
The worry is next January but I think we'll be getting booster vaccine shots by then.
 

richp007

Distinguished Member
Let's be positive though, things should be much better in October.
The worry is next January but I think we'll be getting booster vaccine shots by then.

Positive of course, but I still think pushing it back so far was an error. Why not the summer?

Plus not sure where you've pinpointed as late as January from, if any issues creep up with the virus it will very likely be before then. Probably not too far away from October in fact.
 

Fillumgeek

Well-known Member
Positive of course, but I still think pushing it back so far was an error. Why not the summer?

Plus not sure where you've pinpointed as late as January from, if any issues creep up with the virus it will very likely be before then. Probably not too far away from October in fact.
This is all speculation on my part of course! EON have pushed Bond back twice or is it 3 times already? If they went for June release and then numbers looked a bit iffy Covid-wise, they would have no credibility with the public to say, "Oh yeah sorry guys, it's going to be November now." Any more delays and they will have to go for PVOD I think.

My assumption is that numbers will continue to get better between now and July but that still many millions of people will not be vaccinated by July (that may not be true actually). Who knows about Winter to be honest, it may be cold in December and we may all be invited to get booster jabs. Perhaps if there are new virus strains going about then, people won't put cinema attendance in their plans!

Either way, just like Spielberg with West Side Story, EON has considered October to be a safer bet for a big Cinema release. If I've had 2 vaccine jabs, I'll be there.
 

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