How The Coronavirus Has Impacted The Movie Industry

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The coronavirus outbreak has been devastating for people in all corners of the world. And we sometimes forget how it can impact the globe in ways we would never think. We haven’t really thought about each individual industry affected by the virus, and shockingly, the movie industry has fell victim. Here’s how the coronavirus has recently determined the fate of certain movies…

Sonic the Hedgehog has already been one of the biggest films of 2020. Audiences have fallen in love with Sonic himself, but part of the world hasn’t had the chance to see what all the fuss is about. The film has still not been released in China as the market has faced an unexpected delay due to the outbreak.

Sonic running really fast
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While Sonic the Hedgehog will still have a release date, it doesn’t look like there will be one in the near future. Paramount Pictures has released a statement saying the movie will be hitting cinemas, with thanks to medical personnel for working endlessly to fight the coronavirus.

Sonic the Hedgehog has managed to remain number one in the box office for a number of weeks. But there are some questions whether the success could have been double-fold if the coronavirus hadn’t halted the release in China. Not forgetting that China holds over a billion people.

Sonic isn’t the only movie to be affected…

And Sonic isn’t the only film that has been massively affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Many have predicted that the performance of Mulan will be affected by the outbreak. The latest of the Bond films, No Time to Die has also been disturbed. Not only was the Chinese premier canceled, but the publicity tour has also been canceled because of it.

Mulan holding a sword in her hand
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The coronavirus has also affected the production of certain movies. Most recently, Mission: Impossible 7 has been suspended. The action movie, starring Tom Cruise, was set to film in Venice, Italy over a three-week shoot. As you may have seen in the news, Italy has become the fastest country west of China to have the coronavirus spread so quickly. This has meant that shooting has been halted, especially as several towns have been completely shut to the public. With the cast and crew of Mission: Impossible 7 expected to film in Rome as well as Venice, many are unsure about the future of the movie.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the virus.

Sadly, this could be the start of how the Coronavirus impacts the world. We will all have to hope and pray that the outbreak soon ends. With theaters closed until further notice in China, movies can’t be enjoyed in the country. But our thoughts are with everyone affected by the coronavirus. Until the outbreak ends, businesses, people and everything in between with be impacted.