Sony has announced it will be delaying the releases of all their summer 2020 movies until 2021.
This includes delaying the highly-anticipated Morbius, starring Jared Leto, from July 31 to March 19, 2021, and moving Ghostbusters: Afterlife back from July 10 this year to March 5, 2021. While Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway has also been pushed from August 7, 2020 to January 15, 2021.
This decision follows delays across the wider movie industry, with cinemas having shut their doors to help stem the spread of coronavirus.
Almost every single major Sony title has been moved out of 2020, except for Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood, which has been moved up to October 23, 2020, from January 15, 2021. Tom Hanks’ World War II drama Greyhound – which was originally scheduled for a June release – has been taken off the schedule indefinitely.
It’s believed Sony’s reshuffle may also have an impact that lasts beyond 2020, with 2021 film releases also being moved around in the upheaval.
The film and television industry has come to an almost complete standstill, with thousands of largely freelance crew losing their jobs at short notice and without much in the way of financial compensation.