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COVID-19 delays strike again: 'No Time to Die', 'Morbius', and 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' all bumped again

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Nicola Dove © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.(LOS ANGELES) — James Bond, the Marvel Comics vampire anti-hero Morbius, and the Ghostbusters have faced many enemies, but they can’t best COVID-19. 

No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s last mission as 007, was originally supposed to come out last April. It was first pushed to November in an attempt to outrun the virus, before being bumped to this April 2. It will now be pushed to October 8 of this year, MGM notes. 

The date change, and continued pandemic uncertainty have caused a release date logjam for the studio, Variety reports. 

October 8 was slated for 007 co-producer Sony Pictures to debut its Morbius, starring Oscar winner and 30 Seconds to Mars front man Jared Leto, but it will now open January 21, 2022. The superhero film was supposed to come out March 19, after being bumped from July of 2020.

Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway was supposed to come out April 2, but it’s been bumped to June 11 — the already-rescheduled release date for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. That film, another 2020 release date refugee, will reportedly now open November 11.

The studio’s Cinderella, with singer Camilla Cabello, has also been bumped again, from February 5 to July 16. That, in turn, ran into the release window for Uncharted, the video game adaptation starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg — that action adventure will now come out February 11, 2022. 

By Stephen Iervolino
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