And it is not the only consequence of the spread of this virus throughout the world, a situation that is also affecting major Hollywood productions.
The film industry is no stranger to the misfortunes of the world, nor to the hysteria that has been unleashed in recent weeks by COVID-19. Already popularly known as coronavirus, this disease that is spreading throughout the world seems to have disrupted Hollywood’s commercial plans, which has been forced to take some special measures while waiting to really know how to act in this situation.
The first we knew a few days ago: the filming of ‘Mission Impossible 7’ has been canceled indefinitely, but this was only the first of a series of consequences that the great brands of American cinema are already experiencing.
According to Variety, the studies are asking all their workers to delay their professional trips not only to China but also to Japan, Italy and South Korea, other regions most affected. Thus, the campaigns for films that will be released in cinemas in the coming weeks have already undergone changes by these measures: the premieres of ‘ Mulan ‘ and ‘ No time to die ‘ have been canceled in China so that their respective teams (including the cast) are not exposed to possible contamination by the virus.
This supposes great losses especially for the Walt Disney Pictures film, not only because the country has become in recent years one of the great economic engines of the American film industry, but also because the remake of the animated classic ( which has a fully Asian cast and focuses on Chinese history and culture ) was destined to be a box office bombshell in the country.
Now, not only have the presentations been canceled, but the premiere has been delayed indefinitely. Other films such as James Bond, ‘ Wonder Woman 1984 ‘ or ‘ Fast and Furious 9 ‘, which had planned a large deployment of media around the world, are now paralyzed waiting for the situation to improve. Despite the losses that all these delays can entail, the figures we know so far justify these restrictions: COVID-19 has already infected more than 82,500 people, of which more than 2,800 have died. And it is not expected to end soon.