Studios are taking precautions on multiple movie productions due to coronavirus concerns.
Here is a rundown of recent productions halted that have been announced including a wave of Disney films.
- Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings (1st Unit)
- The Little Mermaid
- Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel
- Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley
- Home Alone
- Peter Pan & Wendy
Disney made an official statement about the production pauses via Deadline.
“While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”
Universal Pictures also announced (via Deadline) that they’ll be pausing productions including with the blockbuster Jurassic World 3 aka Jurassic World: Dominion that had recently started shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Production hiccups could mean that release schedules could be up-in-the-air for 2021, so audiences and fans should be prepared for delays in releases for a handful of projects that haven’t completed filming.
Speaking of Vancouver, a bunch of television productions are also shutting down in light of COVID-19 concerns.
Matrix 4, The Batman, and Mission: Impossible 7 as of yesterday were still shooting but that could change on a dime.
It remains to be seen if this could also lead to big studio films like Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love & Thunder, Black Adam, and others being delayed before they start filming but it should be expected at this point.
Everything at this point is in flux and makes it next to impossible to predict filming-wise.