Wicked movie release bumped off calendar, Minions: The Rise of Gru pushed to July 2021

Wicked fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via AP)

Minions: The Rise of Gru (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP): Wicked fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.

Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has bumped Wicked off the calendar entirely for the moment.

The studio said that Minions: The Rise of Gru, which was unable to be finished for its planned summer 2020 release because of the outbreak, is being pushed back a year to July 2021. Sing 2 will now come out on Wicked's original date of December 22, 2021.

Hollywood studios have been scrambling to revise business plans amid the pandemic, which has closed theatres nationwide and halted productions indefinitely.

The summer movie season has already taken a hit, with the recent postponements of Wonder Woman 1984F9 and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

And a handful of films have been taken off the calendar including Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, Marvel's Black Widow and the Tom Hanks World War II drama Greyhound.

Universal says that Wicked will be restored to the release calendar at a later time.

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