Right now movie theaters are dark, but what will things look like when they do eventually come back. It's almost starting to look like a clean slate at this point. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has delayed pretty much their entire Summer 2020 release lineup. I don't think I need to tell you why at this point.
That means we won't be seeing the Spider-Man spinoff, Morbius, until March 19, 2021. As for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, that won't be seen until March 5, 2021. Both films were set to debut in July of this yoear before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
This also means that the Uncharted movie will suffer yet another delay, now being slated for October 8, after originally being scheduled for March 5, 2o21. You don't have to be a genius to figure out how that switch happened. There was also an untitled Sony/Marvel Studios movie that has been pulled from the schedule. We can't know for sure what that would have been, but it sure felt like another Spider-Man movie didn't it?
Here's the bottom line that need to keep being repeated: no one knows what is going to happen. Even if we flatten the curve and life returns to normal in the early part of summer, will large gatherings suddenly just be ok right away? Even with people being in a rush to return to normalcy, there might also be some that are still a little wary of packing themselves into a movie theater. I would think this would be especially true for large market cities like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and others. So, instead of running the risk of having to move these dates a second time, Sony decided to just rip the bandaid off. Sure the scar is still there for the fans, but much like our current situation, it will heal. As much as I hate to admit it, it's better this way.
If anything changes again, we'll have it here or on the podcast.
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