20 May – With cinemas worldwide currently still shuttered due to the pandemic, Hollywood studios have started forgoing theatrical releases in favour of premiering straight on streaming platforms.
"Greyhound", written by and starring Tom Hanks, is the latest major title to make such a shift, according to Deadline.
Instead of in cinemas, the war drama film will now be premiering on Apple's streaming service, Apple TV+. There is no release date set for it at the moment but it is expected to be made available soon.
This will be Hanks' first movie that will head straight to streamer, where it is expected to make its premiere in more than 100 countries.
Originally slated for release by Sony Pictures on 8 May 2020 in North American cinemas, it was moved in early March to this 12 June in a delay that was unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when cinemas began temporarily closing down later that same month, this time due to the pandemic, the movie was shelved indefinitely.