The coronavirus outbreak had a massive impact on global industries, and Hollywood was no exception. Business Insider reported that the pandemic is estimated to result in over $1 billion revenue loss for the once-booming industry that generated over $35 billion in 2019.
Risk factors caused movie franchises such as Mission Impossible and the much-awaited Dwayne Johnson’s Red Notice, halted production, sent crews, and cast home. Other movies such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Mulan, and James Bond’s No Time To Die have either postponed or canceled their tour’s China-wing.
The other side of the entertainment industry, i.e., music, has also taken quite the hit. Asia-related tour dates have been extended by hit bands such as Green Day and BTS. Talk shows, moreover, continue to miss their production mark with empty audience seats.
Have you been impatiently waiting for an entertainment event? Check out this list to see if you need to add a couple of months to that wait-time.
– Mission Impossible Sequel
The 7th installment to the Mission Impossible franchise was scheduled to start filming during the virus outbreak. October 2020 marked the month for the resumption of production, after confirmation from Director Christopher McQuarrie via Instagram. Currently, the release date is marked as 19th November 2021.
– Delays in Adele’s Plans
While the singer can’t be any more right in stating that the world suddenly stopped during the pandemic, the wait for her fourth album is just tearing us down, especially because it’s been 6 years since her third one. One set to release in September 2020, we’re yet to hear of a new release date.
– American Horror Story
Another item with an unexpected release date, filming of the 10th season of the hit horror anthology, has been pushed to 2021- without an official word on its release date. Creator Ryan Murphy disclosed to The Wrap that much of the show is weather-dependent, which is why their hands are basically tied.
– The Matrix IV
While news of the Matrix IV’s production thrilled OG fans to their core, it looks like the wait isn’t to end that quickly. The film was well into production when the pandemic hit but was still a long way from completion. Set in Germany, it is scheduled to release in April 2022.
– HBO Max’s F.R.I.E.N.D.S Reunion
Fans have been waiting for this one since the show ceased production in 2004 with its 10th and final season. Matthew Perry, who plays Chandler on the show, revealed that production is set to resume in March 2021. Although originally, the shooting was to be accompanied by a live audience, safety protocols may restrict producers from doing so.