Some film releases are still on track despite earlier reports
Following last night's story we're now hearing from the same source that almost all upcoming physical releases are now being put on hold due to supply chain issues across not only film but other sectors.
The list we've been provided includes all of the upcoming major releases which they are now being told have been either postponed or delayed.
- Knives Out (All editions)
- Ant-Man (4K)
- The Elephant Man (4K)
- Jumanji: The Next Level (All editions)
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (All editions)
- The Gentlemen (All editions)
- 1917 (All editions)
- Little Women (All editions)
- Jojo Rabbit (All editions)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (4K)
All of the above titles have been updated to a TBC release date and having checked on Amazon these are now all being listed as 'Currently Unavailable'.
All releases that were scheduled for release after 23rd March seem to be affected by this issue although most releases for the 23rd itself are still available to order as many of them are already in stock with retailers.
Our current understanding is that upcoming digital releases of all of these films will be taking place as scheduled.
We're trying to confirm this with Disney but a retail source has emailed to let us know that they've been informed that the physical disc releases of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga have been postponed.
We've checked on Amazon and none of the titles are available to order - something that has changed within the last 24 hours or so - but they are listed with a release date of 20th April as previously announced. Other retailers still have these releases available to pre-order.
A postponement wouldn't be at all surprising in the current Coronavirus outbreak - the logistics of getting a major title through production and into retail must be fraught with problems right now due to the reduced workforce and border closures across Europe. We're hoping to get clarification on this as soon as we can.
- 3D Blu-ray
- 4K Blu-ray
- 4K Blu-ray
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Dir: J.J. Abrams | Cast: Adam Driver, Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac | Writers: Chris Terrio, Chris Terrio (screenplay by), Chris Terrio (story by), Colin Trevorrow, Colin Trevorrow (story by), Derek Connolly, Derek Connolly (story by), George Lucas (based on characters created by), J.J. Abrams, J.J. Abrams (screenplay by), J.J. Abrams (story by)