Walt Disney Studios on Thursday postponed the release of the second Avatar movie and a new Star Wars movie for a year. Also Mulan is not currently in theaters. Paramount also announced that A Quiet Place 2 and Top Gun will be moved to 2021.

James Cameron's sequel to his 2009 movie hit Avatar was originally scheduled to hit theaters in late 2021, but the release has now moved on by a year. The as-yet-untitled Star Wars movie that was scheduled for 2022 will now hit theaters late 2023.

In the meantime, Mulan has been taken off the release calendar. The film was originally due to be released on July 24, but had already moved to the end of August due to the corona crisis. "We are pausing our release plans for Mulan and will see how we can best show the film to a worldwide audience," Disney said.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Warner Bros. Christopher Nolans Tenet 's premiere will be suspended indefinitely. It seems that the science fiction thriller will not be released in Europe for the time being.

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The sequel to the popular horror film A Quiet Place had previously been moved to September, but will now be released in April 2021. The action movie Top Gun: Maverick , which would be released at Christmas, is now due to hit theaters in July 2021.

Due to the coronavirus, many movie theaters in the United States are closed, leaving large studios to delay their blockbusters. Phased releases are being discussed, so that Europe, for example, would see Tenet earlier, but there is as yet no clarity about this.