Keeping up with the changes is challenging. Many of the studios have done a terrible job keeping their websites updated with the changing dates. As an example, The Informer was to release on January 10, 2020. Their website still shows the poster with this date. However, the release date got pushed back to July 30, 2020. So check back here and we’ll keep the list as updated as possible.
The pandemic has also caused production delays for movies like that are scheduled for a 2021 release. As of today, Mission: Impossible 7 has kept its July 23, 2021, U.S. release date.
We will do our best to keep you up to date. Just realize that until the pandemic runs its course or movie theaters reopen, this list is very fluid. We’ve also seen a small number of movies releasing direct to Video on Demand (VOD) and bypassing theaters during this pandemic
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So, here’s the current 2020 Spy Movie release schedule with U.S. release dates:
|Current 2020 US Release Date||Title||Original Release Month||Standards Body Rating Certificate||Comments|
|April 17||My Spy||January, then March 2020||US Rating:
PG-13 for action /violence and languageU.K Rating:
12A See All Certifications Here
|UPDATE: This movie got pushed from January right into the heart of the COVID pandemic in March. They only pushed it until April 17th, however. We believe it is likely to get pushed one more time to get out of the Coronavirus shutdowns. We’ll keep this article up-to-date on this movie.
This movie stars Dave Bautista, who played Hinx in Spectre.
MY SPY follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech-savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover, Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance, JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.
|July 17||Tenet||July 2020||Not Yet Rated||Christopher Nolan fans: he’s written and directed this movie.
This is a movie shrouded in secrecy. They are really not letting too much out it at all. All we’ve seen written is from IMDB: “An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution”
There is a trailer for the movie that is very intriguing. You can find it here: https://www.tenetfilm.com.
It is the first big-budget movie ($225 million estimated budget) to film in Tallinn, Estonia which should be good to see.
|July 30||The Informer||January 2020||US:
Rfor strong violence and pervasive languageUK Rating:
15See All certifications here
|This one has Ana de Armas (No Time To Die) and Rosamond Pike (Die Another Day) for the Bond fans.
Update: This is one of those “everything changes, and they don’t tell anyone” movies. This was supposed to release on January 10, 2020. No theaters were playing it yet it showed up on Fandango with no times. It then got pushed to March 13, 2020, right in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic time. Now it is supposed to release on July 31, 2020.
Here’s the synopsis from the official website: Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York.
|September 18||Without Remorse||September, 2020||Not Yet Rated||This is an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s novel, “Without Remorse”.
John Clark, a Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy.
|September 18||The King’s Man||September, 2020||Not Yet Rated||This is the prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in THE KING’S MAN.
Note: This got bumped from a February 2020 release date to September 2020.
|November 6||Black Widow||May, 2020||Not Yet Rated||Update: This movie has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow — the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
|November 25||NO TIME TO DIE||April 2020||US:
PG-13For sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material.
|Update: This movie’s US release got pushed back to November 12, 2020, in the U.K. and November 25, 2020, due to “careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace”.
Finally, after 5 years, James Bond is back!
In NO TIME TO DIE, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
|TBD||Red Notice||November, 2020||Not Yet Rated||Update from March 14, 2020 – Variety – “‘Red Notice’ Halts Production Over Coronavirus”. “It is unknown when the shoot was going to end, though the film had yet to be given a release date since going into production.”
Stars Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Godot.
From IMDB: “An Interpol agent tracks the world’s most wanted art thief. “It was originally to be a Universal Pictures release in November 2020 but has moved to Netflix. One offshoot of this is that the release date might be in flux. IMDB now lists this as a 2021 movie without a date so we’ll have to see.
It is rumored to have a $200+ billion budget, making it one of Netflix’s largest budget movies
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