The Coronavirus outbreak has shit showbiz. Productions have been halted and films have been postponed amid this pandemic. “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Wednesday (March 10).
Marvel Studios has suspended the production of Shang- Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which co-stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Chiu-Wai Leung. Meanwhile, they have indefinitely halted the production of their Disney + series' - Loki and WandaVision. Disney has also films halted their production on The Little Mermaid, The Last Duel, Home Alone, Nightmare Alley, Peter Pan, and Wendy, and Shrunk.
Warner Bros has opted to shut down production of Matt Reeves' The Batman starring Robert Pattinson. Jurassic World Dominion cast was shooting in London until Friday, March 13 when the production house put a stop on the shooting. Fantastic Beasts 3 shoot which was to begin this week in London have been put on hold for now until the situation will be safe enough! There is no word on when the filming will begin but the scheduled release date for the film is November 13, 2020.
Another movie that has stopped its shooting is Keanu Reeves starred Matrix 4. The cast and crew recently wrapped up the San Francisco shooting and were moving to Germany for the shoot. Directed by Lana Wachowski directs and co-written with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon, safety measures were taken into consideration during the Berlin schedule before halting the production.
Netflix movie Red Notice starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot has also temporarily halted production. "We are pressing pause on our @netflix production of RED NOTICE effective this Monday for the next two weeks. It’s my privilege to speak eye to eye with our entire crew to help give a little clarity and guidance, as the most important thing right now is for us to get everyone home to their concerned families.
Gotta protect our babies, spouses, loved ones and elderly," Dwayne announced on his Instagram.
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We are pressing pause on our @netflix production of RED NOTICE effective this Monday for the next two weeks. It’s my privilege to speak eye to eye with our entire crew to help give a little clarity and guidance, as the most important thing right now is for us to get everyone home to their concerned families. Gotta protect our babies, spouses, loved ones and elderly. We’ll continue to monitor and assess this situation closely to make the best decisions for our families first and then our businesses. We’re a resilient nation who ultimately, will always rise to the occasion to be accountable and work together to overcome whatever hardship lies in front of us. Our country will do its job, as the rest of the world will do theirs. Everyone please stay healthy, vigilant, safe and let’s protect one another. We’re all in this - together. DJ @sevenbucksprod @flynnpictureco @Netflix