September 18, 2020

Hollywood during Coronavirus

By Cade O’Connell
Contributor

For weeks we have all been cooped up in our homes during this Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and you may be wondering what is happening to the entertainment industry during this pandemic.

Well, the entire industry has been put on a complete standstill with movie theaters closing every week and employees being called in for emergencies only. As for future films like Marvel’s Black Widow, DC’s Wonder Woman 1984, Paramount Pictures A Quiet Place Part 2, and the new James Bond film No Time To Die, all films have been delayed from late 2020 to early 2021 and will most likely be postponed to further notice until the pandemic dies out. However, in the third week of March, Disney released films like Pixar’s Onward and Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker on digital early and have announced that Onward will be on Disney+ on April 3rd, 2020.

Official Black Widow release poster by Marvel

Official Black Widow release poster by Marvel

“Films have been delayed from late 2020 to early 2021 and will most likely be postponed to further notice until the pandemic dies out”

Speaking of Disney, on March 31st, 2020 Disney+ has finally been launched for European and Asia-Pacific countries, however, its not the only streaming service that has changed for the pandemic. Recently, Amazon has released a new edition of Prime Video called Prime Video Cinema that has already released in theater films like Blumhouse Studios The Invisible Man, Columbia Pictures Bloodshot, and DC’s Birds of Prey ready to be rented. Also, Netflix has just released a 7 episode documentary micro-series that has taken the internet by storm called the Tiger King: Murder Mayhem and Madness. All in all, these changes to Prime Video could pave way for studios and how they could make off their movies while people can stay safe inside their homes.

Cade O'Connell

Cade O'Connell is a student contributor who writes about movies and T.V.

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