Sony has dramatically shifted its upcoming release calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic with the new “Ghostbusters” film and “Morbius” pushed back to 2021…
The 2020 calendar for major film releases continues to get gutted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sony is the latest studio to react to the deadly outbreak by pushing back a number of their biggest films that were slated to come out this year. Among them are the highly anticipated “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” starring Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon as well as the Spider-Man spinoff “Morbius” starring Jared Leto.
Both of those movies were slated for release in July but now “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” will land in theaters on March 5, 2021 with “Morbius” now expected to hit theaters on March 19.
In addition to those films, Sony’s adaptation of the popular video game series “Uncharted” starring Tom Holland and Antonio Banderas has been pushed back from March 2021 to October 8, 2021.
Sony is just the latest studio to react to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has forced movie theaters across the United States to close down to slow spread of COVID-19. Marvel Studios already pushed back “Black Widow” to a later date in 2020 with the upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die” also receiving a later release date as well.
“Wonder Woman 1984” also got pushed back to August with the next installment in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise delaying its release date all the way until 2021.
As the pandemic continues to tighten its grip on the U.S. economy, it’s entirely possible even more films will see their release dates pushed back as studios react to the changing climate for theater goers in 2020 and beyond.