Disney has just announced that they have pushed their entire calendar of blockbuster releases for Q4 2020 in the U.K.
As cinemas already struggle to gain a foothold with audiences & showing new releases this is a devastating blow to the U.K. cinema industry.
Figureheads are now left scratching their heads at what to do over the next few months.
Without content, they can’t survive, however, if rumours continue over a U.K. national lockdown this actually may be the right move from the industry.
We predict these may change again as we’ll have a jam-packed Christmas line up with Black Widow/Wonder Woman 1984/Dune & Death On The Nile all fighting for ticket sales.
Here Are The New Release Dates For Disney’s 2020 Blockbusters
Death on the Nile from Kenneth Branagh from 14th October to December 18th 2020.
Black Widow starting Scarlett Johansson moves from 14th October to 18th December.
The Kings Man moves from 26th February 2021 to 5th November 2021.
Soul is looking likely to still be released on the 27th November but honestly at this point, can we hold faith?
This leaves James Bond movie, No Time To Die in November currently the only big tier release for Q4 for the U.K.
Most cinemas, & cinema operators will be praying Universal hold out.
The question now lies for cinemas across the country what are they going to do.
Rishi Sunak is expected to announce further employment measures tomorrow to help businesses & save jobs, so they’ll be watching with a keen eye.
What do you make of this news?
Do you think Disney was right to opt to move all their big blockbusters’ release dates to 2021?
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