WTF Happened in April 2020

Another month has gone by and we are still in the Movement Control Order (MCO) state established by the Malaysian government. We still can’t go to the movies, so you might have noticed the slow content on this site for now. Hopefully this will end soon enough and we can all go enjoy ourselves at the movies again. But as of now, here were some highlights of what has happened in the movie industry in April.

  • Disney reschedules its releases

Movies continue to get postponed heading towards its original release date and Disney is doing the same too. A lot – and I mean A LOT – of its release dates are rescheduled to suit a better timing in hopes that the COVID-19 issue is resolved in due time. However, one should wonder if this rescheduling would affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since that spans not only through a series of movies but through TV shows and comic books too.

  • Josh Trank is back

You might’ve heard that name from the terrible “Fantastic Four” reboot, “FANT4STIC”, where he gotten a lot of the blame of how bad the movie was. Well, after five years of sulking, director Josh Trank is back in action with his new movie “Capone” which is a biographical movie centring on the notorious gangster Al Capone.

  • Streaming movies now eligible for an Oscar

Remember when director Steven Spielberg was opposed of streaming movies to be eligible for an Oscar? Well, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science now has allowed streaming movies to compete for the prestigious award, but only if it had plans for a theatrical release beforehand. This decision was made due to the number of movies forcefully moving to streaming platforms because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, sorry “Extraction” but you won’t make the cut.

Any news we missed this month? How long do you think until we get to watch movies in the cinemas again? Share with us at the comments section below!

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