Covid-19 has claimed more horror releases...
...Sony Pictures announced late yesterday that both Morbius and Ghostbusters: Afterlife have been pulled from their 2020 release dates, and moved into 2021, with Morbius now set to release on March 19th, 2021 and Ghostbusters: Afterlife debuting on March 5th, 2021.
Both films are just more genre victims of the pandemic sweeping the world, joining others such as A Quiet Place Part 2, Antlers, The New Mutants, and more.
What's really troubling about this is that both films were slated for a July release, meaning that, despite it only being the first of April tomorrow, studios are anticipating that this could be an issue for months, if not the rest of the year. It may be a long time before any of us avid movie fans are sitting in the seats of our favorite theater for quite a bit.
It also sparks the debate of, what is going to happen to theaters? They can't stay closed forever and remain in business, and with both The Hunt and The Invisible Man dropping early onto VOD, along with many other titles, it begs the question, are we headed into an age where theater-going becomes more of a luxury, and films are released on VOD instead?
Time will tell.
By Matt Konopka
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