The corona pandemic has closed cinemas and caused filmmakers to cancel the start dates of their blockbusters. But with the reopening of the cinemas, the first new film releases will be announced.
New dates – film releases postponed due to Corona
The cinema year 2020 promised a lot: big blockbusters, long-awaited sequels, numerous comic adaptations and many completely new films that promise great things – but due to the Corona crisis, the cinemas had to close for weeks and the filmmakers canceled previously promised release dates. In 2020 film fans have already been looking forward to film highlights such as “Top Gun 2”, “Mulan” or the new “James Bond”. Even some upcoming netflix series in 2021 seems to have affected
However, most of the cinemas have opened their doors again and the first new dates for the film releases have been published!
Mulan – July 23, 2020
After “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin” and “The Lion King”, the next Disney cartoon classic will be released as a real film. The film is said to be more based on the original Chinese ballad.
In terms of content, the version known from 1998 remains: On the orders of the emperor, a man from every family has to join the army. Mulan (Liu Yifei) disguises himself as a boy in order to take over this task for her sick father and to fight against the Huns. As Hua Jun, she becomes one of the greatest warriors. But life in battle is tough.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wlh3udYM-CE?feature=oembed
James Bond – No Time To Die – April 2, 2021
It’s the 25th film with James Bond and the last with Daniel Craig to hit theaters in 2020. James Bond is now out of active service and enjoying life in Jamaica. But that comes to an abrupt end when an old friend from the CIA asks him for help. Bond is supposed to help rescue a kidnapped scientist.
But this mission is proving difficult. 007 is up against a villain equipped with new technology. This is played by Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), but the old archenemy Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) is also back.https://www.youtube.com/embed/jE-LhbK4Ug4?feature=oembed
Black Widow – November 5th, 2020
Many Marvel fans had wanted it – now Scarlett Johansson alias Natasha Romanoff alias Black Widow is finally getting her solo film. In terms of content, it begins after the events of “The First Avenger: Civil War”. It has always seemed as if the “Avengers” spy, who was once trained in Russia, had never really come to terms with her past. When she is about to be killed, she flees to New York.
In Black Widow, Romanoff takes on the Taskmaster – in the comic a masked mercenary about whom little is otherwise known. Florence Pugh, David Harbor and Rachel Weisz also have roles in the film .https://www.youtube.com/embed/aQAc4fTneG8?feature=oembed
Wonder Woman 1984 – October 02, 2020
After the great success in 2017 (the blockbuster grossed 800 million dollars) comes the sequel to the DC superhero film – again with director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot as Amazon princess Diana Prince. “Wonder Woman 1984” is about the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union.
Here the villain Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) is up to mischief, but Wonder Woman has to do with another villain: the telepathic businessman and ex-soldier Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) . And the pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), believed dead and with whom Diana Prince fell in love, returns. He had sacrificed himself in the first film.https://www.youtube.com/embed/o8BdgUIquJo?feature=oembed
Top Gun 2: Maverick – December 23, 2020
“Top Gun” is one of the great cult films of the 1980s. After 34 years, fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is now back – and will meet Iceman (Val Kilmer) again.
Maverick definitely doesn’t want a promotion that could ban him from his beloved vehicle to the ground. He is now a flight pilot and teaches the younger ones at the flight academy how to do it – daring flight maneuvers are of course a must. However, in recent times fighter pilots have been increasingly replaced by drones. Mitchell is supposed to train a group for a special mission. He also meets the son (Miles Teller) of his late co-pilot and friend Nick “Goose” Bradshaw. https://www.youtube.com/embed/aszWqb7k8O0?feature=oembed
Soul – November 26, 2020
Pete Docters has already won an Oscar with the Pixar film “Everything is upside down”. His latest work will be released in 2020: “Soul”. It’s about a music teacher who dreams of being on stage as a jazz musician. Just when he gets the chance to realize his dream, Joe Gardner has an accident.
In the accident, his soul is separated from his body and comes to a place where souls are developed and trained before they are transported into the body of a newborn. In this “You Seminar”, Gardner’s soul philosophizes with another soul and learns what really defines a person. So far, the trailer is only available in the original version in English, and you can hear the voice of Jamie Foxx speaking to Joe.https://www.youtube.com/embed/4TojlZYqPUo?feature=oembed
West Side Story –17. December 2020
It is the great musical classic that the equally great Steven Spielberg wants to bring to the cinemas as a musical film for Christmas 2020. The first film adaptation of the tragic love story won ten Academy Awards in 1961. Now Spielberg’s reinterpretation is due – based on the music by Leonard Bernstein, the texts by Stephen Sondheim and the book by Arthur Laurents.
The film is set in New York in the 1950s. It’s about the forbidden love between Tony and Maria, who stand between two deeply rival street gangs. Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) and Rachel Zegler take on the leading roles .
| Source: Twentieth Century Fox
These film highlights have been postponed to 2021
The Eternals – February 11, 2021
After “Avengers: Endgame”, a completely new Marvel superhero group comes to the screen – and directly with numerous familiar faces. Millions of years ago, the Celestials conducted genetic experiments on humans. This is how the super-powered Eternals came into being – but also the destructive Deviants, the opponents of the Eternals.
It is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe based on the Jack Kirby comic book from the 1970s. Among others, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Kit Harington will be there.
Ghostbusters: Legacy – March 4th, 2021
“You know who to call” – the ghost hunters from New York are back after more than 30 years! This horror series from the 80s is cult. After the female sequel flopped in 2016, “Ghostbusters 3: Legacy” picks up on the original film – and a large part of the 30-year-old original is back: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver are back. How big their roles are is open.
This time, the small town of Summerville is grappling with inexplicable, paranormal phenomena . With the help of old equipment of the ghost hunters, the teenagers want to uncover the secrets. According to director Jason Reitman, the new film combines the familiar for the loyal fans with new, young ghost hunters.https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnQJtBbuY6U?feature=oembed
Fast & Furious 9 – April 01, 2021
Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw have now got their own series, otherwise the entire well-known team in “Fast & Furious 9” comes together again. It should be the penultimate part of the series that will be shown on the cinema screen. In addition to Vin Diesel, who slips into his parade role Domenic Toretto, wrestling star John Cena will also be part of the party.
Since the trailer was released in late January, it has been clear that Cena will play Toretto’s little brother. It seems like cyber terrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron) has him set to kill Dom. And the action-packed trailer has another highlight ready: Han (Sung Kang), who was actually murdered in “Tokyo Drift”, is returning!https://www.youtube.com/embed/c_4xh3opXFA?feature=oembed
Minions 2 – The Rise of Gru – July 01, 2021
Fans of the little yellow slobs in dungarees can look forward to it! The Minions – actually intended as a sidekick of the main character Gru in “I – Despicable Me” – have become the real stars and “Minions 2” is coming to German cinemas.
The title “The Rise of Gru” (for example “Der Aufstieg Grus”) suggests that the film picks up where the predecessor left off: It’s about Gru’s development into the leader of the Minions and the super villain – where “I – simply incorrigible ”once began.
| Source: Universal Pictures International France
These films ran before the Corona crisis
Bad Boys For Life – Jan 16, 2020
17 years have passed since “Bad Boys 2” – now the two detectives Michael ‘Mike’ Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are returning one last time. The previous partners are still close friends, but are now going their separate ways due to their different ideas about everyday life. Lowrey, in a midlife crisis, leads a group of young people with whom he has nothing in common.
When an Albanian mercenary returns and – to avenge his dead brother – hunts Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey, the “Bad Boys” have to work together again. The trailer promises pure action: it will be loud, it will be chaotic and it will be fun.
Lindenberg! Do your thing! – January 16, 2020
He is the icon of German rock music – but how did it start with the musician with the hat and sunglasses? Jan Bülow takes on the leading role in this biopic about the turbulent life of the young Udo Lindenberg. From his childhood in Gronau to his role as a jazz drummer in a band, a dangerous performance in a US military base in the middle of the Libyan desert to his big breakthrough in Hamburg in 1973, the film tells the life of the musician.
It’s about numerous setbacks and about an incomparable man who just did “his thing” and thus managed to become an idol.https://www.youtube.com/embed/CDpFfseEG1E?feature=oembed
Birds of Prey – February 06, 2020
With “Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley Quinn” the ex-girlfriend of the Joker receives her own film. In the “Suicide Squad” spin-off, which takes place four years after this in Gotham City, Margot Robbie plays the lead role as Harley Quinn. She has since separated from her lover and becomes part of an (anti) heroine team in the film.
When a girl is threatened by the Mafia villain Black Mask, already known from the Batman universe, Harley teams up with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to protect her.https://www.youtube.com/embed/U8S84VAubUM?feature=oembed
The Kangaroo Chronicles – March 5th, 2020
Attentive fans of the kangaroo series have probably already suspected it: yes, the “kangaroo chronicles” will soon be available as a cinema version after the books, radio plays and a play. You can see the funny everyday stories of the small artist Marc-Uwe Kling ( Dimitrij Schaad) , in whose flat share in Kreuzberg a communist kangaroo moves in without being asked (of course with the well-known voice of Marc-Uwe Kling).
But the flat share of the new flatmates is threatened by the large construction project of a real estate shark. There is soon a plan – from the kangaroo, of course. And there is a second, and a third, …