Big Screen Busts: See All Of The Major Movie And TV Show Productions That Have Been Affected By COVID-19


From Marvel, to DC, to Disney+, the Coronavirus has halted highly anticipated movies and TV shows from hitting a screen near you.

There is nothing quite like going to the movies on a Saturday night with a huge popcorn and a slushie, and I am sure we can all agree to that. Or, cuddling up on the comfort of your own couch binge watching the latest hit TV show streaming on your favorite app. 

Those things seem like a distant memory now, since the Coronavirus has caused a huge dent in the entertainment industry. Here is a list of the biggest movies and TV shows that have either been delayed or cancelled due to the pandemic.

Gossip Girl Reboot

 HBO Max was set to release a Gossip Girl Reboot towards the end of this year, starring some familiar faces such as Thomas Doherty, who is famously known for his role in Legacies and the Descendants series. The show was suspended on May 21, 2020 and it is set to be released at some point in 2021. 

See you in one year everyone, XOXO Ms. Corona.


Pixar was all set to release Soul, an animated movie that focuses on the story of a man named Joe and his adventure into another universe, where he learns all about what it means to truly have a soul. The movie was and still is highly anticipated to be a great creation on Pixar’s part, however, it has been delayed. The movie was originally set to release on June 19, 2020, and is now planning on being released on Nov 20, 2020.

 The Walking Dead Season 10 Finale

There is nothing more annoying than having the final episodes of a show being delayed for an unknown amount of time after investing so many months into it. Unfortunately, The Walking Dead was forced to do just that. The show’s production halted on March 24, 2020, and currently does not have a set time to restart the production process. 

But, I guess if you really wanted to see a disease infect tons of people and send them into a rampage, you could just turn on the news. 

Minions: The Rise Of Gru

If you missed seeing the infamous yellow, one-eyed minions take over the big screen and get a good laugh out of people of all ages, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. One of the studios used to produce the movie was shut down indefinitely, this specific one being in France. The movie has no set time to restart the production process, nor has a tentative release date been shared with the public.

 Black Widow

One of the most highly awaited movies of the year, Black Widow, was originally set to be released on May 1, 2020, but has now been pushed back to Nov 6, 2020. The movie is a prequel to all of the Avengers movies that Black Widow starred in, and tells the story of her life as an operative assassin during the splitting up of the U.S.S.R. The cast included many well known actors, including, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and even Robert Downey Jr.

I know we all wish that we had a time stone to flash forward and see this movie ASAP, but I guess we will have to go on a Marvel binge until then to hold us over. 

Friends (The Reunion Special)

After decades of being one of the most watched TV shows of all time, the Friends cast has decided to come back, and finally give the fans what they want. The reunion special is set to release on HBO Max, however, filming has been delayed. The producers at HBO Max hope to start shooting the series again during some point in May, but there is currently no set date for the release of the special.

I guess the phrase “We were on a break!” really has a whole new meaning now.

The Batman

Robert Pattinson’s new take on the infamous story of Batman and his escapades fighting crime throughout Gotham City was another movie that was predicted to break box office records this year. The movie unfortunately received a four month delay, which now pushes its release date to Oct 1, 2021. That was until Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19, leaving the production process to come at a full stop until further notice. 


If you are a sucker for a good horror flick, the delay of this movie probably hit you the hardest. From director and producer Jordan Peele, best known for horror film masterpieces such as Us and Get Out, Candyman is a reboot of the 1992 cult classic that is filled with lots of blood, gore, and scenes that will leave chills up your spine. The movie is now set to release in 2021, with no exact date announced yet. 


This movie has been struck by bad luck since its inception. After the initial trailer for Morbius was released, the movie immediately got delayed. In the Marvel world, Morbius is one of Spider-Man’s most famous villains who also has one of the most interesting backstories, so its delay is seen as a bit of a loss for Sony. The movie’s original release date was July 31, 2020 and it has now been pushed to March 19, 2021.

Mission: Impossible 7 & 8

Tom Cruise’s most well-known movie series has also faced the brunt of this global pandemic. Paramount Pictures, the production company for these movies, has pushed the seventh movie from July 23, 2021 to November 19, 2021, and the eighth movie from August 5, 2022 to November 4, 2022. However, fans can get excited to see a few familiar faces from the previous films, including Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Vanessa Kirby.