Almost every day comes the announcement of a deprogramming of a film planned in theaters in favor of a broadcast on VOD or streaming. Overview of private release films!
Raya and the Last Dragon / Disney +
Originally expected for a theatrical release, Raya and the Last Dragon was first announced for March 3, 2021 before being moved to April 14. Despite this postponement which proved the will of the French branch of the studio to release its film in theaters, it is again Disney + which will distribute it from June 4, 2021.
How I Became a Superhero / Netflix
In May 2019, we discovered with envy the first poster of How I became a superhero. Its theatrical release date was announced shortly after, set for October 14, 2020. The film has subsequently been postponed several times, going from April 21 to May 12, 2021. It is Netflix which wins the bet and which will put it on. line July 9, 2021.
Luca / Disney +
Last February, Pixar studios unveiled the first trailer for Luca, which tells the story of a little boy and his meeting with his new best friend – who is actually a sea monster – during a summer in Italy. Expected on June 23 in theaters, he also paid the price for a deprogramming. For gelato and dives in a turquoise sea, Luca will be visible on June 18 on Disney +.
The Tomorrow War / Prime Video
Among the long list of action movies to hit theaters in 2021, The Tomorrow War – starring Chris Pratt as a man called to fight in a future war – was due out on July 21, 2021. The sci-fi movie meets the same fate as its predecessors and will be released on July 2 on Amazon Prime Video.
Wonder Woman 1984 / VOD, DVD & Blu-ray
First planned for the end of 2019 in sAlles, Wonder Woman 1984, had been pushed back to June 2020. Her calendar continued to move from August 12 to September 30 and then finally to December 16. Due to the lack of reopening of cinemas in France, the Amazon Gal Gadot found a way out on VOD on March 31, 2021.
Monster Hunter / VOD, DVD & Blu-ray
Faithful to his favorite actress Milla Jovovich, Paul WS Anderson had to count on a release in September 2020 before seeing his film postponed to April 28, 2021. But patatras! The adaptation of the video game Monster Hunter is finally available on VOD in France from April 14, before a DVD and Blu-Ray release on the 28th.
I want you, neither do I. / Amazon Prime Video
“Originally, the film was intended for the cinema, explains Kevin Debonne in the columns of 20 minutes. Then, from report to report, we told ourselves that it is now that people need to laugh. Releasing it on a platform was the way to make it accessible as quickly as possible. “I want you, me neither, the comedy with Inès Reg and Kevin Debonne, which more or less tells their love story, is visible on Prime Video since March 25.
Sacred Witches / VOD
Produced by the Warner Bros. studio, the Sacred Witches film has undergone significant changes within the studio’s 2020-2022 film line-up. Scheduled for October 9, 2020, the film – an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s masterpiece by Robert Zemeckis – has been available on VOD since March 17.
A Prince in New York 2 / Prime Video
Expected on the screens on January 6, 2021, the sequel to the cult comedy worn by Eddie Murphy did not take the risk of hitting theaters on a postponed date. And it is on the Amazon platform that King Akeem Joffer took up residence on March 5, 2021 in A Prince in New York 2.
Mulan / Disney +
The version live action de Mulan was part of Disney’s event outings, but again, fate decided otherwise. After being shifted three times (March to July, July to August, and August at a later date), Niki Caro’s film was finally released on November 30, 2020 on Disney +.
Brutus Vs Caesar / Prime Video
In May 2020, we were already dreaming of deconfinement and with the prospect of reopening theaters, Brutus vs César was scheduled for August 12, 2020 … But a new twist in the COVID saga, Kheiron’s film was released directly on Amazon Prime Video September 17, 2020.
Bronx / Netflix
First dated August 26 then September 30, 2020 for a cinema release, Bronx by Olivier Marchal was finally released in the fall on Netflix, from October 30, 2020. A great operation for the director since his film climbed into the top 10 of the most viewed films (excluding films in English) on the platform in 2020 in the United States.
Strong / Prime Video
Katia Lewkowicz’s film with Melha Bedia in the lead role first received honors in the competition of the Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival in January 2020. Scheduled in the wake from March 18 at the cinema , Forte finally premiered exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on April 15, 2020.
Soul / Disney +
At the end of 2019, Soul was shaping up to be the next big hit for Pixar studios. Scheduled for June 24, 2020, Pete Docter’s film did not go through the “dark rooms” box although it had been awarded the Cannes 2020 label. It was again Disney + which released the film from the 25th December 2020.
The Singing Club / CANAL +
It was to punctuate the cinema box office in November 2020, but The Singing Club was not entitled to it. Faced with the closing of theaters, CANAL + has recovered the rights to this nugget to broadcast it directly on the small screen on December 9. The film is also available on MyCanal.
Bloodshot / Prime Video
In October 2019, we discovered the first trailer for Bloodshot, an action and sci-fi movie in which Vin Diesel plays a former soldier with superpowers. Scheduled for March 4, 2020, postponed to March 25, it was on March 27, 2020 that it was released on VOD. At the end of April of the same year, the film was available on Amazon Prime Video.
USS Greyhound – The Battle of the Atlantic / Apple TV +
With USS Greyhound – The Battle of the Atlantic, we were preparing for a titanic naval battle during the Second World War, all on a giant screen from May 6, 2020. Pandemic obliges, the release of the film with Tom Hanks made the object of a beautiful exclusivity obtained by the Apple TV + platform.
Pinocchio / Prime Video
Two years after Dogman, Matteo Garrone was to be back in the cinema with a new adaptation of Collodi’s famous tale, Pinocchio, with a theatrical release set for March 18, 2020. But the little boy’s nose lengthened from the 4 May 2020 on the Amazon platform.
SpongeBob SquarePants The Movie: Sponge in Troubled Waters / Netflix
The third film adaptation of the animated series was scheduled for May 20, 2020 in theaters and has experienced some twists and turns. Then expected in July, Paramount had decided to postpone it for a while, before announcing its release in 2021 on the American platform CBS All Access. But ultimately, it is on Netflix that young and old can see the adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants since November 5, 2020.