The release of A Quiet Place II is the newest casualty of the Coronavirus outbreak.
A Quiet Place II is the next movie to succumb to the fast-spreading novel Coronavirus. The movie was set to be released domestically on March 20th. But due to the Coronavirus, the release has been canceled.
Writer and director John Krasinski made the announcement on Twitter, explaining to the fans the reason. He said:
One of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the time to do that. As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie… I’m gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together! So here’s to our group movie date! See you soon!
Krasinski didn't particularly mention the real reason for the delay but it most likely has to do with money. With so many theaters worldwide closing, the film will lose millions of dollars. This is the same reason why F9 and the James Bond flick No Time To Die was canceled. Cinema attendance will be very low while the Coronavirus is wreaking havoc.
No Time To Die has been delayed by 6 months after the studio conducted a “thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace,” with estimations that the pic could have lost $300 million if it’d opened during the outbreak.
It's also very likely that Disney will be delaying Black Widow even though no announcements have been made.