MGM and United Artists’ installment of the franchise has been among the most notable victims of the pandemic’s tentpole-calendar shuffle. It was originally slated to open worldwide in April 2020, then pushed to two different November 2020 dates, and most recently was set to hit theaters on April 2, 2021.
Though there’s still less than three months to go before that previously scheduled Easter Weekend release, it remains uncertain when theatrical exhibition will return in full force, though industry sources hope normal stateside releases might return by May. Some 59 percent of US theaters remain closed, including all exhibition locations in the U.S.’s two largest markets of New York City and Los Angeles. Most theaters in Canada and Europe are also shuttered, IndieWire’s Tom Brueggemann reports.