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10 tentpole films of 2020 to catch in cinemas post COVID-19

Cinemas across the world will be fluxed with a tentpole of films that got delayed for premiere due to the coronavirus pandemic. Movie theatres in China, UK, USA and other parts of the world had to result to an indefinite closure at the start of the pandemic, which in effect caused a huge shakeup in the official release dates of some of the most anticipated films of 2020. Some have been pushed back to a different month within the year, while others are getting their big screen debut next year or to a non-disclosed date.

From Marvel Studio’s ‘Black Widow’ to ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ by Paramount Pictures, we break down 10 most anticipated films of 2020 with their new premiere date.

A Quiet Place Part II

The Abbott family returns to fight the unknown silent creatures for survival. Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ was moved from March 8, 2020 to September 4, 2020.


Janelle Monae stars in this horror/drama film ‘Antebellum’ which tells the story of a successful author who finds herself in a horrifying reality and must figure out the mystery behind it before it is too late. The film premiere in theatres has moved from April 24 to a new date yet-to-be disclosed.

Black Widow

Added to the franchise of superhero films, Scarlett Johansson is Black Widow aka Natasha Romanova in this action thriller coming to cinemas on November 6, 2020.

The Eternals

In for the Angelina Jolie comeback, fans would have to wait till next year, February 12 for the film’s release. It was initially set for theatres on November 6, 2020.

The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson adds to the archive of his classic works with ‘The French Dispatch’ centered around the staff of an European publication, who decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef. The star  studded feature stars Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Saiorse Ronan, Elizabeth Moss, Kate Winslet, Bill Murray and others. It premieres on October 16, 2020.

Free Guy

Ryan Reynold plays a bank teller called Guy who realises he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline. ‘Free Guy’ will hit cinemas on December 11, 2020.


Liu Yifei teams up with the legendary Jet Li for the Walt Disney adventure/action packed film ‘Mulan’ which has Yifei disguised as a man to battle northern invaders in China. An effort to prevent her ailing father from serving in the imperial army. It premieres on July 24, 2020.

No Time to Die

Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ was among the first Hollywood features that got affected by the COVID-19 crisis. In Craig’s last action as James Bond, he is sent on a task to rescue a kidnapped scientist. His new mission has him against a mysterious villain armed with a dangerous new technology. It arrives in cinemas on November 25, 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984

Based on the DC Comics character Woman Woman, Gal Gadot in here squares off against the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. It premieres on August 14, 2020.


Moved from May 22, 2020 to April 2, 2021, ‘F9’ centers around Dominic Toretto and his crew, who join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered — his forsaken brother.
By: Larry Adams
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