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 Mulan, Universal’s Fast & Furious entry Fast 9, MGM’s James Bond follow-up No Time to Die, DC‘s Wonder Woman 1984, Sony‘s Ghostbusters and Morbius and Paramount’s A Quiet Place sequel.