Due to the ongoing shelter-in-place policies put on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sony has been reshuffling several films on their slate.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” which stars Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard from “Stranger Things,” has been pushed back to March 5, 2021 from its initial July 10 release. The film is a direct sequel to the original “Ghostbusters” films starring Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd.
The Jared Leto Marvel-vampire flick “Morbius” has also been pushed to March 2021, almost a year from its original July 31 debut. The film, based on the Marvel comics character of the same name, is said to take place within the MCU (Sony and Marvel had a worked out an agreement to share characters within the world). Michael Keaton — who starred as the villain Vulture in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” appears in the trailer for “Morbius.”
Two more films, including Tom Hanks’s WWII epic “Greyhound” and Kevin Hart’s “Fatherhood,” have also been pushed back. “Greyhound”‘s date is still TBD while the latter will hit theaters October 2021, rather than January 2021.
As much as a headache this must be, it seems like a right decision. It’s best to postpone as much as you can, rather than repeatedly pushing back time and time again. Let’s hope that when these films finally bow next year, we’re completely out of the woods.
By Michael Jacobo
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