The second half of this year will be jam-packed with theatrical releases.
Walt Disney Studios has officially postponed two more of its movies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Disney•Pixar’s Soul will hit theaters on Nov. 20, essentially taking over Raya and the Last Dragon‘s original Nov. 25 spot. Raya will now premiere on March 12, 2021.
And according to Brandon Jarratt, an artist, programmer, and technical director at Disney Animation, Raya and the Last Dragon will be developed by the crew from home.
we made you one and a half movies in a converted warehouse by the airport, now we’re making you a movie from home! https://t.co/HJN6TF7mfd
— Brandon Jarratt (@bjarratt) April 13, 2020
The unsurprising move is in response to global uncertainty tied to the COVID-19 crisis and when movie theaters will be open again. Disney’s theatrical movie slate this year will include Mulan on July 24, Black Widow on Nov. 6, Soul on Nov. 20, and Fox’s Free Guy on Dec. 11. Artemis Fowl is heading straight to Disney+ on May 29.
Disney is not the only studio making these moves. Other movies postponed to the latter half of the year include Wonder Woman 1984 (Aug. 14), A Quiet Place Part II (Sept. 4), and No Time To Die (Nov. 25). At least there’s a lot to look forward to this fall.