Sony Pushes Ghostbusters: Afterlife Back To Summer 2021
Ghostbusters fans will have to wait even longer to find out what everybody’s favorite paranormal investigators have been up to for the last 30 years. Deadline reports that Sony has delayed Ghostbusters: Afterlife for a second time. The studio will now release the film on June 11, 2021.
The sequel will now hit theaters almost a full year after its original July 10, 2020 debut. Earlier this year, the COVID-19 outbreak forced Sony to push it back to March 5, 2021. The studio is now banking on normal theatergoing habits to resume in time for the film to take full advantage of the summer blockbuster season in 2021.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife features a new cast of characters led by Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd. Additionally, the sequel will reunite original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver onscreen for the first time since Ghostbusters II premiered in 1989. Previously, those actors had cameo roles in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot that bowed in 2016. Jason Reitman is directing the new film from a script he co-wrote with Gil Kenan.
Afterlife isn’t the only major tentpole that Sony has on the calendar for next June. Two weeks later, the studio is also planning to release Venom: Let There Be Carnage on June 25. It’s not clear if this latest shakeup means the Tom Hardy-led sequel is about to get moved as well.
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