KEY POINTS

  • Sony Pictures has decided to delay the premiere of some of their blockbuster movies
  • The move came in line with the industry-wide lockdown casued by COVID-19
  • “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “Morbius” and “Uncharted” are all moved to different dates next year

Sony Pictures has decided to delay most of its blockbuster movies slated for this year and moved it to 2021 as the movie industry is experiencing the lockdown and quarantine effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in full force.

“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “Morbius” and “Uncharted” are all moved to different dates next year following local and international efforts to enforce lockdown measures in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

Tom Hanks' “Greyhound” remains to be TBD, while Kevin Hart's “Fatherhood” became the lone title in Sony's lineup that was fast tracked from a previous January 15, 2021 premiere to October 23, 2020, said The Verge.

Fans feared that Spider-Man's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would end when Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios initially failed to strike a deal on a new film, but an agreement is now in place Fans feared that Spider-Man's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would end when Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios initially failed to strike a deal on a new film, but an agreement is now in place Photo: AFP / Chris Delmas

IGN meanwhile confirmed that the release date of “Venom 2” will push through for October 2, 2020. The same can be said with “Monster Hunter,” which is scheduled for a September 4, 2020 premiere.

An untitled Sony/Marvel movie slated for October 8, 2021 has been shifted to TBD, the outlet added.

The sequel to “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was unaffected by the delay and will still maintain its July 16, 2021 showing.

Sony's move to delay its movies came after Warner Bros. rescheduled the opening date of “Wonder Woman 1984” to August 14 from June 5. Disney's “Mulan” also suffered the same fate and has been “indefinitely delayed,” while the new James Bond title, “No Time to Die” was moved to November, according to The Verge.