(This article was updated on January 22, 2021.)
Well that didn’t take long.
One week after Sony announced that it was moving its Spider-verse vampire movie Morbius from mid-March to October 8, it’s now moving the dark Jared Leto comic book flick yet again. It’s now set for January 21, 2022.
Sony’s hand was forced by MGM/Universal who, as co-distributors of Daniel Craig‘s final James Bond adventure, officially delayed No Time To Die from April 2 to October 8, 2021. With Dune also opening the week before on October 1, Sony made the smart move to give Morbius its space.
The Morbius shift is just one in a whole slate of musical chairs from Sony Pictures, the latest studio to clear out its slate from Spring 2021 and part of Summer as well.
The other titles include the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife reboot from director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air), son of original director Ivan Reitman, and Uncharted, the adaptation of the popular video game series starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas. It comes from Zombieland and Venom director Ruben Fleischer.
Here’s the full lineup of new Sony release dates:
- Cinderella (starring pop star Camila Cabello), from Feb. 5 to July 16
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, from April 2 to June 11
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife, from June 11 to Nov. 11
- Morbius, from Mar. 12 to Oct. 8 2021 and now to Jan. 21, 2022
- Uncharted, from mid-July 2021 to Feb. 11, 2022
These delays come amidst rumors that Disney is planning to bump Marvel’s Black Widow from its current early-May slot as well.