17 March, 2020
Even though we're only a few months into the new decade, the 2020s have already been defined by an international health crisis known as COVID-19. After originating in the Wuhan province of China, this particularly dangerous form of coronavirus has spread throughout the world at a much faster rate than most could have anticipated, creating a worldwide atmosphere of fear as a virus deadlier than the seasonal flu strikes the most vulnerable populations. To try and prevent the incredibly rapid spread of COVID-19, some countries are limiting travel and closing their borders after a terrible outbreak, Italy placed limits on all travel and put its residents under a strict quarantine, essentially closing some of the world's most historically relevant major cities and unsurprisingly, this shutdown is also affecting the entertainment industry in a big way. Film festivals and premieres are getting rescheduled and canceled right and left, and between quarantined shooting locations, contaminated cast and crew members, and concerns about crowds attending new movies, a lot of projects have ground to a screeching halt in the face of COVID-19. One of the first cinematic casualties of COVID-19 was the final outing for Daniel Craig as James Bond, halting one of the biggest movies of the spring season. In early March of 2020, MGM, Universal, and the producers of No Time to Die announced that the film's original release of April 10, 2020 would no longer come to fruition, and the film would instead have to wait until November 25, 2020. Keep watching the video to see every movie and TV show delayed due to the coronavirus so far!