‘Minions: The Rise of Gru‘ Theatrical Release Postponed to 2021. With theaters around the world closing their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, many studios are having to reschedule release dates for upcoming 2020 films. Most studios are still deciding how to proceed, but Illumination has already rescheduled the theatrical release of Minions: The Rise of Gru an entire year, from July 2, 2020 to July 2, 2021.
Founder and CEO of Illumination, Chris Meledandri, shared a statement earlier this month addressing the studios plans to close down the studio temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In response to the severity of the situation in France, we are temporarily closing our Illumination Mac Guff studio in Paris. With this decision we are abiding by the French Government’s guidelines and doing everything possible to slow the spread of the virus as we care for our artists and their families. This means we will be unable to finish MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU in time for our planned global release in late June and early July. While we all grapple with the enormity of this crisis, we must put the safety and protection of our employees above all. We look forward to finding a new release date for the return of Gru and the Minions.”
Originally, Illumination had July 3, 2021 retained for the theatrical release of Sing 2, but has reassigned Minions: The Rise of Gru to July 2, 2021 and Sing 2’s theatrical release has been pushed back to December 22, 2021.
“In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them.”
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