From Peter Rabbit 2 and Ghostbusters to Uncharted, Sony has set new 2021 release dates for nearly all of their upcoming slate.
It should come as no surprise that we’re seeing more films get hit with delays, due to the continually escalating COVID-19 pandemic. While most studios have pulled release dates for films without giving new dates (since no one is quite sure when theaters will open), Sony is among the first studios to set new dates.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway had already been pushed to August 7th, but with Wonder Woman 84 recently being moved to August as well, Sony has given it another push. It will now open on January 15, 2021.
The upcoming reboot/sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, won’t be arriving this Summer and will instead arrive on March 5, 2021.
The upcoming Spider-Man spin-off, Morbius, will now release on March 19, 2021.
Sony’s long-gestating Uncharted movie, which was FINALLY set to begin filming this month before all productions were shut down, has been moved to October 8, 2021. This date was previously marked for an as-yet unannounced Sony Marvel film (another Spider-Man spin-off), which is now off the calendar.
Greyhound, the upcoming WWII film starring Tom Hanks was also set to arrive this Summer, but has been pulled without a new release date.
So yeah, Sony has decided to pretty much give up on this year’s Summer and move nearly everything to next year. It’s a bold move and gives them a chance to try and snag some prime 2021 release dates while other studios are still trying to figure out what to do with their own films.
Sony still has Venom 2 set for this October, making it about the only film they’ll have this year with a chance of making money. I do truly hope to see theaters back open by then and everyone enjoying a night at the movies. Things have changed drastically in just a few weeks, so we’ll have to wait and see.