With COVID-19 raging through the country, the movie theater franchise is taking hits left and right. For this reason, it looks like Sony Pictures is deciding to hold off on some of their upcoming big screen flicks until 2021.
Sony is halting the schedule for Spider-Man spinoff Morbus, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife franchise sequel, and the video game adaptation of Uncharted with Tom Holland. Morbius is now set to be released on March 19, 2021 after having been moved back from July 31 of this year.
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Tom Holland’s Uncharted movie was about to start filming when the Coronavirus struck Tinseltown and shut it down – in fact, Holland himself explained that it was his first day of shooting. The release has been moved from March 5, 2021 to October, 2021. The sequel film Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway also had its date moved from January 15, 2021 to August 7, 2021.
There was a Marvel movie scheduled to be released for October, but it now has been taken off the release schedule completely. Meanwhile, Sony has other movies scheduled after August 7 – such as Escape Room 2, Connected and perhaps Venom 2.
Thus far, they are all still set on the schedule. With all the delays already going on, movie buffs are seeing the domino impact as movies keep moving down and down and down.
Do you think the movie industry will make a comeback, or will The Invisible Man and Sonic The Hedgehog sweep all the awards next year? Let us know your thoughts on Sony’s latest delays in the comments below, and make sure that you check back with The Illuminerdi for the latest news.