Hollywood has determined tonight’s the evening to shove again their slate of movies — together with James Bond’s newest outing No Time To Die, the Uncharted film, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. No Time to Die now has a launch date of October eighth, Ghostbusters shall be pushed again 5 months to November eleventh, and Uncharted now gained’t arrive till 2022, Exhibitor Relations reports.
Bond was the massive movie whose third delay was sufficient to power theater chains Regal and Cineworld to close all their US and UK locations. It was initially slated for April 2020, then acquired pushed again to November 2020 and now to April 2021. When you’re counting, this information marks the fourth delay. As an alternative of releasing the film on streaming, as other studios have been doing, MGM appears adamant on premiering the film in theaters — however by the point it’s secure to take action, there might not be as lots of them.
AMC has warned investors that it’s about to expire of cash, and different theaters additionally may not survive past the middle of 2021. So the Bond franchise transferring to the tip of the 12 months just isn’t a very good signal.
We are able to in all probability count on much more movies to be delayed as delay piles on prime of delay, since solely a sure variety of movies can efficiently premiere at bodily theaters in any given span of time.
Massive ones we’re ready on proper now:
-Minions: Rise of Gru
-High Gun: Maverick
Not as huge, however:
— julia alexander (@loudmouthjulia) January 22, 2021