COVID

  • COVID: Nobody do the dinosaur (for two weeks)…

    In what’s become a case of history repeating itself, it looks as if the latest Jurassic Park film has halted its production due to COVID-related issues. Production had halted earlier in the year due to filming restrictions and then we reported back in July that the set of Jurassic World:...
  • COVID: Dune bugs out of Dec. Batman flies to 2022…

    Tuesday Update: As expected as a result of the Dune move The Batman – which was originally due 25th June 2021 and was  then delayed until 1st October 2021 – has now formally shifted its release to 4th March  2022. Monday: Though the departure of No Time to Die, the 25th...
  • COVID: Cineworld & Regal chains to close until further notice…

    Sunday Update:  Cineworld has said no formal decision has actually been made at this time but admits they are considering the closures carefully. Saturday: Entertainment venues such as multiplexes were some of the first and most upfront business casualties of 2020’s COVID pandemic. With very few films or people...
  • No Time to Release: Bond team’s 2021 mission statement…

    In what may likely prove to be the final cinematic domino-toppling move of 2020, the ever-resilient 007 has had to withdraw, the spectre of COVID meaning that there will be No Time to Die until sometime next year. At this point it seems the plan is for James Bond...
  • Fans must be wwilling to wwait a little longer for WW84…

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last eight months or so, you know that COVID-19 has caused a huge amount of chaos in the entertainment industry with a majority of films having to decide between delaying their releases or even shifting to online platforms to make...
  • ‘The Batman’ movie goes viral (not in a good way)…

    Apparently, someone should tell Bruce Wayne he’s wearing the wrong type of mask… A few weeks ago the UK production of Jurassic World: Dominion resumed only to immediately face being shut down – temporarily – when there was a positive result in their compulsory checking for COVID.  Now –...
  • Cease and DC’d? Could COVID woes decimate the comics publisher?

    It might seem bizarre in the current climate of Marvel‘s cinematic success, but in the mid-90s, Marvel Comics teetered on the edge of bankruptcy with a very real danger that they might cease to exist as a singular publishing entity. Though there are nuances to the situation, it’s generally...
  • COVID-19: Is Mulan’s move to Disney+ a game-changer?

    In what could well be a genuine  game-changing move for the movie-industry, it has now been confirmed that Mulan – originally predicted to be one of 2020’s biggest box-office draws (outside franchise-titles) – will now mainly bypass a majority of multiplexes (at least in the short-term) and go straight...
  • Time and Tide: ‘Tenet’ set for staggered international roll-out…

    Long ago – or, in some ways, up to the quite recent past of fifteen or so years  – the template for releasing movies used to be far from the ‘day and date’ format that sees a majority of productions hit global territories on the same day or as...