Universal Pictures Upcoming Releases Pushed Back to 2021

Universal Pictures is having to change up its upcoming release calendar, setting new dates for Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru and Sing 2 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


The Minions sequel will now hit theaters next summer, on July 2, 2021 exactly a year after it was originally set to hit the big screen.

Sing 2, originally set to open on that date, has been pushed to Dec. 22, 2021. This move has left the adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, undated – this project has seen years of being stuck in development hell !!!


Last week, Universal announced that Minions: The Rise of Gru would be delayed because Illumination had to close its studios in France. As a result, post-production work would not be completed by the its July 3, 2020, release.

But even if Minions: The Rise of Gru was ready for the big screen in time, there’s a chance that cinemas across the country will still be shuttered well into summer.


Other major titles that have been taken off the schedule in recent weeks include Disney’s Black Widow and MulanUniversal’s Fast & Furious entry Fast 9, MGM’s James Bond follow-up No Time to DieDC‘s Wonder Woman 1984Sony‘s Ghostbusters and Morbius and Paramount’s A Quiet Place sequel.

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  1. […] Universal has overhauled release plans for most of its upcoming movies. Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island,” a comedy starring Pete Davidson, will debut on digital rental services next month in lieu of a traditional theatrical rollout. Last month, the studio dropped “Trolls World Tour” on video-on-demand and in drive-ins. Meanwhile, “Fast and Furious” installment “F9,” the next “Minions” sequel, and “Sing 2” were all pushed into 2021. […]

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