**THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE IT WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED**
In news that will come as no surprise to anyone, in light of the continuing escalation of the coronavirus situation, it looks like another movie will be delayed.
According to Deadline, there are rumblings that A Quiet Place II will open in Europe later than planned. The movie was due to arrive in cinemas next Friday, but the report suggests Paramount Pictures is set to move the film to a later date.
No news on when that date will be, and there is also no confirmation on what this means for the US release date. It’s likely that the US release will follow suit, but it is also possible it will slip out on time.
The potential postponement of A Quiet Place II follows on from news that Peter Rabbit 2 will move to August and No Time To Die will move to November. It also comes as news arrives that Disney is to cancel tonight’s red carpet premiere of Mulan.
Disney’s Mulan is due to hit cinema screens at the end of the month, and the studio seem keen not to abandon plans for its release. However, the film’s Chinese release date is on indefinite hold and it has been decided that the red carpet premiere in London’s Leicester Square is not a good idea.
As we head into spring we enter a very significant time for the movie industry, with many big titles set to arrive in the coming months, including Marvel’s Black Widow, Universal’s Trolls World Tour, and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Scoob!. No word on whether these films will move their release dates – it will largely depend on whether cinemas remain open.
Shortly after posting, it has now been confirmed that A Quiet Place 2 WILL be postponed worldwide. Director John Krasinski took to social media to post a message:
“To all our A Quiet Place fans, one of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that.”
“As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie… I’m gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together! So here’s to our group movie date! See you soon!”