Some sad news for movie buffs looking forward to watching a movie inside a theater soon.
The release dates of a few highly-anticipated movies have been pushed back once again.
Films facing further delays include MGM and Universal Pictures’ No Time To Die as well as Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Cinderella, and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.
Notably, the Uncharted film starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake has been pushed back a whole year. The film adaptation of the hit video game of the same name will no longer come out on July 16, 2021 as expected, and is now scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 11, 2022.
Not only do fans have to wait longer for Uncharted's release, but this delay also means that it could be months before we see any new footage or photos from the marketing campaign.
Every movie delay has a domino effect on other films. As reported by ScreenRant, the delay for Uncharted comes as part of a larger move by Sony to delay all of its movies with release dates in the first half of 2021. The studio previously announced a delay for Morbius to October 2021, which brought a delay for Ghostbusters: Afterlife as well.
The new James Bond film No Time To Die has also been delayed for the third time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daniel Craig will make his final appearance as 007 on Oct. 8, 2021, the official James Bond account posted on Twitter early on Friday (Jan. 22).
NO TIME TO DIE 8 October 2021 pic.twitter.com/HZlNG5kz8t— James Bond (@007) January 22, 2021
According to GeekTyrant, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is being moved from June 2021 to November 11th, 2021.
The Kay Cannon directed Cinderella, starring singer Camila Cabello took Uncharted's July 2021 release date. Cinderella, which was supposed to be released this Feb. 5, is now slated for July 16, 2021.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway has been moved from April to Jun. 11, 2021.
The delays in major movie releases could just be the beginning of another wave of upcoming release date changes, which have undergone constant reshuffling due to the lasting impacts of COVID-19 and movie theater closures.
(Images via Sony Pictures and MGM)