The coronavirus pandemic outbreak has affected every facet of our society. With social-distancing measures in place in many countries across the world, many of us have been unable to get to the cinema. The natural conclusion of course is that the release dates for some of 2020's biggest films were delayed.
While this is by no means a severe outcome of the virus. It's certainly one of the more trivial impacts. But there's still no denying that many of us could with a little entertainment right now - and something to look forward to.
So, it's definitely good news that some of the anticipated films of this year will be coming to our screens very soon. Here are all the movie release dates that you'll want to know about.
Tenet - August 12
Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi action stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson. Like all Christopher Nolan movies, this one is set to be an event. Buckle up.
Mulan - August 20
It's the movie some of us (me) have been waiting for for about two or three years, since production was announced. Mulan served as an early feminist awakening for many millennials. So, we're beyond excited to see the live action version of this movie hit the big screens at last.
Bill & Ted Face The Music - August 27
We're absolutely ready for anything with Keanu Reeves.
The New Mutants - August 27
An X-Men spinoff, this film crosses into the horror genre. A new take on this universe, I think it looks pretty darn cool.
A Quiet Place II - September 3
John Krasinski's first foray into film direction is a success story that's inspired a new genre of horror and thriller films. Now, the A Quiet Place story is back for a second time.
The King's Man - September 17
This film has a stellar cast that includes Daniel Brühl, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and my personal favourites Djimon Hounsou and Stanley Tucci. Set in the Kingsmen universe, this is a prequel that explores the origins of the organisation as they try to take down the evil Rasputin. It looks like a lot of fun.
The Candyman - September 24
A movie written and produced by Jordan Peele, so get ready for a scare. This new take on the 1992 original is directed by Nia DaCosta and looks truly freaky. Horror film fans get ready.
Wonder Woman 1984 - October 1
The second Wonder Woman film is finally hitting our screens. Get ready for more Gal Gadot kicking butt. What more do you need to know?
Black Widow - October 29
Set in the period between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow gives Scarlett Johanssen's Russian spy character some depth with a standalone story full of action.
No Time To Die - November 12
This will be Daniel Craig's last outing as James Bond, this time taking on more than just Rami Malek's villain. Bond will have to fight his past and his connections, and reckon with the new 007 at the same time.
The French Dispatch - November 26
The latest brainchild of Wes Anderson features Timothé Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Adrian Brody, Benecio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright and Bill Murray to name just a few. Do you need to know anymore?
Top Gun: Maverick -December 26
Tom Cruise likes to bring true spectacle to his films. That's why - beyond just a volleyball scene - this new Top Gun edition saw Cruise and the cast flying real fighter jets. Talk about expensive props.
West Side Story - December 31
This classic story is coming back to the big screens courtesy of Steven Spielberg.
Coming 2 America - January 7
This isn't technically coming out this year, but close enough. The original Coming to America is one of my favourite all time films. If you haven't seen it, watch it now. It's hysterical. Let's hope the new one can live up to the high bar that has been set by the original.