By Mike Murphy
With no quick end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, Hollywood is already pushing back the release dates of some of 2021’s biggest movies, including the new James Bond film and the “Ghostbusters” sequel.
MGM, Sony /zigman2/quotes/208567357/composite SNE -1.19% and Comcast’s /zigman2/quotes/209472081/composite CMCSA +0.92% Universal announced delays to upcoming movies Thursday, as it becomes increasingly clear that theaters won’t be reopening anytime soon.
“No Time to Die,” the latest James Bond installment, won’t be released until fall, with its release date changing from April 2 to Oct. 8. It’s the third delay in the past 10 months for the expected blockbuster.
Meanwhile, the movie adaptation of the popular videogame “Uncharted,” starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, got pushed back until 2022.
Here’s what was on the move Thursday:
Movie theaters have been hammered by pandemic-related closures and restrictions. Most of the major movies of 2020 were postponed until 2021 or released directly to streaming services.