Sony Pushes Back Major Titles — Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius — To 2021

The studio is now focused on 2021.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius have been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sony Pictures have made the decision to move the release dates due to the COVID-19 crisis — which has killed more than 37,000 people worldwide — with the supernatural comedy film, which is to star Paul Rudd and Bill Murray, shifted to March 5, 2021 from its original July 10th date.

The Jared Leto-led vampire movie Morbius was due to drop on July 31, but that has been pushed back to March 19 2021.

Tom Hanks' World War II film Greyhound has also been moved from its June 12 release date; it's now undated. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway which was previously moved from April to August, is delayed again; it will now open in Jan 2021.

However, Kevin Hart fans might be pleased to know his movie Fatherhood will be released earlier than billed. Instead of Jan 15, 2021, it's now slated to open on Oct 23. 

Only two titles remained on Sony's original 2020 line-up: Paul W S Anderson's video game adaptation Monster Hunter (Sept 4); and the animated feature Connected (Sept 18), from the producers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

It looks like Sony has given up on 2020. The drastic date shifts suggests that it's not sure when the cinemas in North America will be reopened. What it's doing now is to replace the 2021 titles that are currently in production but are delayed because of the COVID-19 shutdown. That's assuming the cinemas will be back in business by then. — BANG 


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