Paramount Slots New Release Dates for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘A Quiet Place Part II’; Universal Delays ‘Candyman’

I think it’s safe to report that the Summer Movie Season is officially cancelled this year. Sony, Universal, and Disney have moved the majority (if not all) of their films away from the summer 2020 calendar. Now Paramount has done the same.

First up is Top Gun: Maverick which was originally set to open on June 24, 2020. It will now hit theaters on December 23, 2020. That pushes the Chris Pratt science-fiction film The Tomorrow War to an unset date.

Next, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run has been pushed back slightly from May 22, 2020 to July 31, 2020. At this point however, I think a July release date might even be a bit too optimistic. However, the new July date fills the void left by Morbius after Sony moved it to 2021.

Finally, A Quiet Place Part IIwhich was one of the first movies to be delayed after COVID-19 started rapidly expanding, will now hit theaters September 4, 2020. That’s just over a five month delay from its original March 20, 2020 release date.

Now let’s jump to Universal. The studio has just delayed the upcoming Candyman reboot-sequel from June 12, 2020 to September 25, 2020. That means that September will be starting off the Halloween season early (as it usually does) with two highly anticipated horror sequels.


So I bet you’re wondering what exactly hasn’t moved from Summer 2020 (May to start of September)? Well, as of writing, major releases like The Green Knight, Soul, and Tenet have still held on to their original release dates. Will they continue to stick? We’ll keep you updated!


In the likely event Summer Movie Wager 2020 is cancelled, do you want us to bring it back as the Fall Movie Wager (September to start of January)? Let us know down in the comments!

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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