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‘West Side Story’ Delayed Until Next Year Thanks To The Coronavirus

Major entertainment companies have given up on the wild idea that movie theaters would reopen in 2020. More and more movies are getting released later as the Covid-19 crisis worsens in the U.S. The highly anticipated “West Side Story” is the latest movie to fall victim to the crisis.

The release of “West Side Story” has officially been pushed to 2021.

Fans have been very excited to see this movie since the cast was announced last year. Who can forget seeing the news that 17-year-old Rachel Zegler got cast after a viral video of her singing “Shallow” in her high school auditorium? It was like a family member winning the big role they always wanted. But, alas, because of Covid, and the federal government’s response, things have to be pushed back.

The cast has played into our fantasies by teasing us with the release of the film.

Like, we have put in the time and waited for this retelling of an American classic. We had a Latina in the role of the lead Latina, unlike in the original, and that was something we were all celebrating.

The same cast members who hyped us up are now trying to help us make it through.

We just need to breathe and relax. This year has really taken a lot away from us but it has also taught us patience and understanding. The world is not ready for us to go to movie theaters again.

Even still, fans are upset that they cannot see the movies they have been waiting for.

A lot of movies have been pushed back. Another Latino-heavy movie that fans have wanted to see for years that is being delayed, yet again, is “In the Heights.” The Lin-Manuel Miranda creation has been in the works for years and we finally had a release date for 2020. Then, well, Covid happened and that was that on that.

Basically, Covid is not making it easy to be a movie buff.

Boo indeed. We just want to enjoy our movies that we have been waiting to see for years. Why can’t we have these nice things? Like, when will we be able to just sit down and watch our favorite things? The world may never know.

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