Will we ever go to the movies again? To borrow and slightly amend a catchphrase of cinema’s most famous blockbuster assassin, they’ll be back. Be assured that, yes, one day the movie theatres will reopen and the films whose premieres were affected by the coronavirus pandemic will eventually find their way to the big screen. Since around the beginning of March, films including A Quiet Place 2 and Mulan have seen their debuts shuffle around the boxes of a calendar like corn popping on a heat source. And with no realised end to social distancing in sight, what does this mean for the summer slate?
Summer is typically the season when the box office is bursting at the seams with moneymaking franchises, star-studded blockbusters, and top-grossing headliners that producers want as many moviegoers as possible to see. But with the looming virus, we can’t help but wonder what summer 2020 will like, and how dark the brightest season for movies will actually get. Below, we’re highlighting the must-sees the season has and had slated, but know that many of them won’t see a theatre until next year. Keep an eye on this space for updates. Fingers crossed, we’re back in the red velvet saddle soon.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.