Sony Pictures on Monday cleared out its summer time calendar due to the Corona Virus, suspending the releases of Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and the Marvel film “Morbius” to 2021.
Hollywood’s summer time season — the movie business’s most profitable time of 12 months — is more and more shutting down due to the pandemic. Theaters nationwide have closed and main movie productions have halted with no clear timeline for resuming.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” set 30 years after “Ghostbusters II,” had been scheduled for July 10, however it’s going to now open March 5 subsequent 12 months. The Jared Leto-starring “Morbius,” slated for July 31, will now be launched March 19 subsequent 12 months. “Greyhound,” a World War II drama starring Tom Hanks, is now to-be-determined as a substitute of opening June 12.
Last week, Warner Bros. postponed “Wonder Woman 1984” to August as a substitute of June, and undated its adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.” The Walt Disney Co. took Marvel’s “Black Widow” (beforehand May 1) off the schedule. Those postponements adopted others for the “Fast and Furious” film “F9,” the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” and the horror sequel “A Quiet Place Part II.”
One Sony launch moved up. “Fatherhood,” with Kevin Hart, will open in October as a substitute of subsequent January.