The coronavirus pandemic has affected organizations and industries across the world, and its impact on the entertainment industry globally is no different. The filming and release of a host of films and television shows have been suspended, and movie events, music concerts, and even film festivals are scheduled to be canceled or postponed. However, there has been no official word from the likes of Cannes yet.
The health and well-being of people and families around the world remain the most important thing, but these movie cancellations affect more than just the balance sheets of major studios. Movie theater closures are only one sign of the disruption the virus wrecking upon people and businesses around the world.
In the wake of the coronavirus scare in Rajasthan, shooting of Bollywood films including Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj and Karan Johar’s Takht have been postponed for an indefinite period. According to reports, Akshay canceled his Rajasthan shoot schedule for Prithviraj and headed to Mumbai.
Also, shooting for Kartik Aaryan-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa was supposed to take place in Mandawa, Rajasthan. The shoot location has now been shifted to Lucknow. Actor Rana Daggubati’s upcoming action spectacle Haathi Mere Saathi has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak across the country.
James Bond, Marvel’s Black Widow, and Cannes are hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with The Matrix 4, Mission Impossible, and The Batman also disrupted.
For many, it came as a shock to hear that the latest James Bond premiere was called off because of the outbreak of coronavirus. But the Bond announcement was just the first in a cascade of movie postponed.
As gatherings of large groups of people are called off, movie theaters and film festivals are closing around the world. That’s affected the planned release of new films from March up to July, including A Quiet Place Part 2, Mulan, No time to die.