Dates galore as Sony shifts two releases and sets two films up with summer dates, with Warner Bros. joining in on the action.
Sony’s new summer dates:
Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel will release July 10, 2020. This is taking over the originally planned Marvel movie Sony had slated there.
Reitman plans to shoot the film this summer and has started the casting process for young actors. Moreover, this installment will have no connection to Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ movie from 2016. Sony recently dropped a pre-production teaser revealing the original Ecto-1 vehicle. Reitman (‘Juno,’ ‘Tully’) co-wrote the screenplay with Gil Kenan (‘Monster House’).
Speaking of Sony and Marvel, ‘Morbius’ will officially release July 31, 2020.
There was an assumption ‘Morbius’ would release on July 10, 2020, but ‘Ghostbusters’ seems to have taken priority. Also, this July 31 date was originally claimed by Marvel Studios, before they removed it from their slate. Matt Smith is in final talks to join Jared Leto, who plays the titular character. The film based on the Spider-Man villain of the same name. Daniel Espinosa (‘Safe House,’ ‘Life’) will direct. Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless (‘The Last Witch Hunter,’ ‘Lost in Space’) wrote the screenplay.
Sony’s release shifts:
Additionally, Sony’s World War II action movie ‘Greyhound,’ starring Tom Hanks has been pushed. The film will be moved back more than a year from March 22, 2019, to May 8, 2020. However, this will coincide with the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day).
Further, Tom Hanks can’t catch a break as Sony has pushed back the Fred Rogers biopic ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.’ The film has moved back a month from October 18 to November 22, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Hanks plays the titular character.
Warner Bros. new summer date:
Finally, Warner Bros. has given a release date for Christopher Nolan’s next film: July 17, 2020. Also, Warner Bros. released Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ on the same weekend in 2017. No details were given about the project, but it is an “event film.” Nolan’s new film will compete against Paramount’s ‘The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge’ and Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers.’