Movie fans brace yourself because it will be quite a while until we see the newest Hollywood blockbusters. The major movie studios have once again shuffled their release dates for their tentpole films. Obviously, the root cause of this is the on-going pandemic and the fact that cinemas are struggling to reopen, which will affect box-office returns.
Sony Pictures was the first to get the ball rolling by delaying the latest Bond film, No Time To Die. The 25th Bond film has been shifted from April to October 2021. Sony has also shifted Ghostbusters: Afterlife from June to November 2021. The Tom Holland led-video game adaptation of Uncharted has also been pushed from Summer 2021 to February 2022.
Paramount Pictures has also delayed its release of A Quiet Place Part II. The John Krasinski directed sequel will now open in September instead of its original release date in April. With several of these big films already shifting their release dates, do expect more studios to follow suit.
Both Marvel and Universal Pictures have several films due this year. Although Black Widow and F9, the latest instalment in the ‘Fast Saga’ have yet to be pushed do not be surprised if these films also face further delays.