Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Other Sony Movies Pushed To 2021 Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
Movies Pushed To 2021 Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic - Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Other Sony
2020 feels like an onslaught of one of bad news after another, so much that everyone wants it to be canceled already. The Coronavirus pandemic continues to tighten its grip on the world. While Europe was the epicenter of the epidemic, the world is now concerned about the alarming rise in cases in the United States, which could be the new epicenter. With cinema halls shuttered, and the general morale of the people low, it was only inevitable for Hollywood studios like Disney, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, and Paramount Pictures to push their film releases to a later date.
These studios had a bunch of significant releases lined up this summer, which included reboots, sequels, franchise films, and recent stories. However, while there was talk about some of the smaller films being released direct to digital, the studios were not thinking of the same route for its big releases. And so, Disney has postponed the release of its films like Mulan and Marvel's Black Widow indefinitely. Warner Bros. also announced that it was rescheduling one of its biggest releases, Wonder Woman 1984, from June 5 to August 14 in the hopes that theatres open by then. Its other May-June releases like SCOOB! and In The Heights have also been postponed.
Following suit, on Monday, Sony Pictures announced that it was shifting the release of its entire summer 2020 slate to 2021, as reported by Variety. This slate includes movies like the Tom Hanks starrer Greyhound, Jared Leto starring Morbius and Ghostbusters: Afterlife that was due to release this year, which have caused films scheduled for release in the first half of next year to be pushed even further. Here's the new schedule:
Greyhound – TBA (Initial release - 12/06/2020)
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – 15/01/2021 (Initial release - 07/08/2020)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife – 05/03/2021 (Initial release - 10/07/2020)
Morbius – 19/03/2021 (Initial release - 31/07/2020)
Fatherhood – 23/10/2020 (Initial release - 15/01/2021)
Uncharted – 08/10/2021 (Initial release - 05/03/2021)
Untitled Sony-Marvel Movie – TBD (Initial release - 08/10/2021)
MGM's James Bond trip, No Opportunity To Kick the bucket, was one of the main motion pictures to push its discharge from April to November, trailed by Vital Pictures' A Tranquil Spot Part II, which was scheduled for release on Walk 20, 2020. According to the correspondence put out by chief John Krasinski, there has been no rescheduled date declared at this point. Much like the Sony films, All inclusive's Quick and Angry 9 also has been deferred to 2021.
The year sure looks depressing, particularly for the business, which may endure amazing misfortunes even with the pandemic. It is not yet clear if the movies pushed to the last 50% of the year get additionally pushed or not. In an idealistic situation, we can generally trust that the pandemic is managed soon, so we can continue going out to see the films.