Further film delays as Sony pushes back five of their major motion picture releases

Sunday, January 24
Ciarán Mather

Media entertainment giant Sony has revealed that five of their blockbuster release dates have been pushed back due to the current pandemic.

The news comes just after MGM once again delayed the release of Daniel Craig's final Bond film, No Time to Die, due to safety concerns.

No Time to Die was initially slated for an April 2020 release and then an October release.

According to Variety, the films that will be delayed include: 

  • Morbius - this Spider-Man spin off starring Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Blade Runner 2049) as a scientist-turned-vampire was moved from March to October earlier this month, but now it has been further delayed to January 2022. 

  • Uncharted - This big-screen adaptation of the popular adventure videogame series heavily inspired by Indiana Jones has been moved from July to February 11 2022.

  • Cinderella - Sony's take on the classic tale starring singer Camila Cabello has been pushed from February 5th to July 16.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Just after the film managed to escape from years in development hell, fans of the long-awaited sequel will have to wait even longer to watch it, as it has been pushed back to November 11.

  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway - the child-friendly sequel based on Beatrix Potter's famous literary creation was expected to come out in April, but has been pushed back to June 11.

Variety also reported that the only major film of the year to stay on schedule for its planned release date is The King's Man, a prequel to the vulgar action-comedy franchise The Kingsman, which is due for release for March 12th.

Other big-budget films that have notably been delayed include Fast and Furious 9, Top Gun: Maverick, A Quiet Place II, Marvel Studio's Eternals and Black Widow and Warner Bros' Dune and Batman reboots.

Meanwhile, monster film Godzilla vs. Kong will be available in theatres and on HBO Max from May 21.