The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the movie industry big time, with so many films being delayed to a later date than initially expected. Now Sony has been complying with this unfortunate event, delaying some of their more highly anticipated films like Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius and a few others.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife was initially set for a summer release of July 10, 2020, but has now moved to March 5th 2021. Not only is Ghostbusters getting a March release, but Sony’s next Spider-Man spin-off film Morbius is also set for a Spring 2021 release. Morbius will now come out a few weeks after Ghostbusters on March 19, 2021.
Meanwhile Sony’s long-delated adaptation of the video game Uncharted, which was set for a Spring 2021 release, is now coming out on October 8th, with Ghostbusters taking its original release date. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway has also been delayed from August 7th 2020 to January 15th 2021, despite already being delayed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Meanwhile the Tom Hanks war drama, The Greyhound, and and an untitled project from Sony and Marvel have been delayed indefinitely.
Despite many films from Sony being delayed, one film was actually pushed up. The Kevin Hart-lead drama Fatherhood has been pushed to October 23rd 2020, with its initial release date of January 15th 2021 being taken by Peter Rabbit. While it is unfortunate that many movie fans have to wait longer for these films, it is to make sure every single moviegoer remains safe during this strange time. Hopefully once this situation has been settled, Sony will be able to give a good movie going experience to audiences for all their patience.