The superstars of the supernatural become the latest victims of the Coronavirus pandemic
The summer season is already in serious doubt due to the ongoing crisis we are currently all facing and now one studio has gone even further and wiped out almost all of its big releases for the year. Sony Pictures has effectively wiped its slate clean by moving some of its biggest films from release this year and moving them back until 2021. The already moved ‘Peter Rabbit 2‘ has now been pushed back until January of next year but two of the studios biggest and brightest hopes for the summer season have also been pushed back by almost a year. The Sony/Marvel comic-book film ‘Morbius‘ starring Oscar winner Jared Leto has been delayed from its 31st August release until 19th March 2021. And the eagerly awaited third incarnation of the classic franchise ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘ will now no longer open on 10th August and will now instead hit theatres on 5th March 2021.
Other titles that will not be making their bows this year include Tom Hanks’ WWII Thriller ‘Greyhound‘ which has been removed from its 12th June date to an as yet undetermined slot, ‘Uncharted‘ the big-screen version of the console game which is to star Spider-Man lead Tom Holland now moves to 8th October 2021 instead of its original date of 5th March 2021 and an un-named Sony/Marvel movie that was due to open on the 8th October 2021 has now vanished to an un-named replacement date. Strangely though, the Kevin Hart film ‘Fatherhood‘ actually moves forward from 15th January 2021 to the 23rd October of this year.
There is no word as yet if the schedule changes will affect the release of Sony’s big property going into the winter months ‘Venom 2‘. The Tom Hardy/ Woddy Harrelson comic-book sequel is due for release in October and as such, could yet escape the fate the summer movies have been given. However, with no idea of how the world will be by October and whether the Coronavirus has been contained or even (please God) been wiped out, we can only watch and wait.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!