Coronavirus which is quickly spreading all over the world is claiming the lives of many, while thousands more have been infected with the virus.
The outbreak of this virus has put a hold on a number of things, affecting businesses worldwide. Lots of industries are being affected and the movie industry has not been left out.
These are the movies and shows that have had to stop shooting or have postponed release dates as well as the TV shows that have had to get rid of live studio audiences for safety reasons.
Fast And Furious 9
According to Variety, “Fast 9” has pushed back its theatrical release date by a year.
Universal Studios, the company behind the “Fast & Furious” franchise, made the decision because of the impact that the fast-moving coronavirus is having on the global economy and the distribution landscape. Theatres remain closed in Italy, South Korea and China, where the virus has hit hardest. There’s also a mounting sense that some theatres will close in the U.S. as the outbreak continues to spread. “Fast 9” will now open globally in April 2021 and in the U.S. on April 2.
The release date in China has been delayed indefinitely.
No Time to Die
The latest James Bond film initially cancelled its press tour and premiere in China, then decided it wasn’t time to die anywhere in the world. No Time to Die’s release has been postponed to November 2020 everywhere.
Superman: Red Son New York Premiere
Warner Bros. decided to cancel the New York premiere of its animated feature Superman: Red Son “due to coronavirus concerns.”
The comedy film starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani planned on premiering at SXSW on March 14 (though director Michael Showalter and the two stars had pulled out of the event), but the festival has been cancelled by the City of Austin.
Mission: Impossible 7
Paramount Pictures halted production on Mission: Impossible 7, which was headed to shoot in Venice. Italy is the third worst-affected country in the world, after China and Korea.
A person classified as a “team member” on the Vancouver set The CW show has come into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, and therefore “out of an abundance of caution production on Riverdale is currently suspended.”
Late-Night TV Shows
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver have all confirmed that they will suspend taping in front of live studio audiences.
The Wendy Williams Show
While taping will continue for the daytime show, it will indefinitely proceed without a live studio audience.
The Bachelorette producers have to get creative for this season’s vacation spot. Variety reports that initial plans to go to Italy had to be swapped due to the country’s growing outbreak.
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune
Both game shows will reportedly continue production without live studio audiences.
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