'Minions: The Rise of Gru' moves to 2021
July is the new March?
COVID-19 refuses to GTFO.
The global pandemic has already wiped out half of March, all of April and virtually all of May’s theatrical film slates. Unfortunately, the fallout continues as Universal has pulled the plug on Minions: The Rise of Gru, officially putting the first of many [potential] July film releases into question.
The sequel to 2015’s Minions spin-off and prequel to Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me series will move from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021. A date originally held by Sing 2. The move positions Universal with three tentpole releases in 2021 having shifted F9 to April 2 along with Jurassic World: Dominion slated for June 11.
BLACK WIDOW, Spiral, SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, and Artemis Fowl continue to keep hope afloat for the month of May. At this point, I would be thrilled just to see some semblance of 'normalcy' by August. I know, I'll shut up.
Baby steps people. Baby steps.