COVID-19 continues to sabotage the plans of Hollywood’s biggest studios. The latest victim is Sony, which has been forced to move most of its 2020 tent-poles to next year. These include the heavily anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife – the direct sequel to Ghostbusters II – and Morbius, an origin story for Marvel’s vampire anti-hero. Here are the new dates, some of which are still to be determined:
Ghostbusters: Afterlife – 03/05/2021 (from 07/10/2020)
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.
Morbius – 03/19/2021 (from 07/31/2020)
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
Greyhound – TBD (from 6/12/2020)
In a thrilling story inspired by actual events from the Battle of the Atlantic, Tom Hanks stars as a first-time captain who leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war. The film is directed by Aaron Schneider from a screenplay by Hanks.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – 1/15/2021 (from 08/07/2020)
In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Fatherhood – 10/23/2020 (from 1/15/2021)
A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth.
Sony’s Uncharted adaptation has also been pushed from 3/5/2021 to 10/8/2021. Additionally, an untitled Sony/Marvel movie that was scheduled for release on 10/8/21 is now undated.