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Ghostbusters and Peter Rabbit sequels, Morbius release dates postponed

These films from Sony were due for release later this year or next year, but have since been held back due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Ghostbusters and Peter Rabbit sequels, Morbius release dates postponed

Sony's Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been postponed. (Photo: Sony Pictures)

Sony has announced that it will be postponing several of its movies that were due for release this year, joining other studios that have done the same. 

Chief among the latest slew of postponements are the Peter Rabbit and Ghostbusters sequels, both of which were moved from summer release dates in the US this year.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife was originally scheduled for Jul 10 but has since been moved to Mar 5, 2021. The film will feature Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and Sigourney Weaver, with appearances from original stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. 

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway faces its second postponement due to the virus outbreak. It was initially supposed to be released on Apr 3 before being held back to Aug 7. With the latest announcement, the film will now be released in the US on Jan 15, 2021. 

Other Sony films that have been postponed include Morbius, Uncharted, Fatherhood, Greyhound and an as yet untitled film from Sony and Marvel. 

Morbius, the Marvel superhero movie starring Jared Leto, was moved from a July release to Mar 19, 2021. 

The Kevin Hart comedy, Fatherhood, was moved from Jan 2021 to Oct 2021, while World War Two drama Greyhound, which has Tom Hanks in the lead role, does not have a release date for now after initially set for June this year. 

The Uncharted film with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg – based on the video game – will no longer be released on Mar 2021, with Sony now setting Oct 2021 as the new date. The unnamed Sony and Marvel film has also been shifted from Oct 8, 2021 to an unspecified date. 

Source: CNA/sr