Well, it's the start of November and it looks like the rest of 2020 is officially a write-off for cinemas. Disney has removed both 'Free Guy' and 'Death on the Nile' from their release schedule.

'Free Guy' had been set to hit cinemas here on December 11th. 'Death on the Nile', meanwhile, was going to arrive in cinemas the following week on December 18th.

Neither film has been given a new release date.

'Free Guy's postponement probably shouldn't come as a surprise.

But after Ryan Reynolds and fellow cast members teased fans about a "new release date", it seemed they were joking and that they going to stick to the original date.

'Death on the Nile' is the star-studded sequel to 'Murder on the Orient Express'. Like 'Free Guy' it comes from 20th Century, which is owned by Disney.

Cinemas are currently closed across Ireland and cinemas are also struggling stateside.

Over half of its theatres remain shut, particularly in Los Angeles and New York, which are two major markets.

A couple of movie releases have squeezed through to the US. These include slasher comedy 'Freaky' and animated sequel 'Croods: The New Age.'

Here in Ireland such films as gay drama 'Supernova' starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, and the award-winning 'Another Round', hope to screen in cinemas once they reopen.

Now the only tentpole remaining on the 2020 release diary is 'Wonder Woman 1984'.

We're not feeling optimistic that we won't be announcing that movie's postponement soon too...