Spider-Man Spinoff Film ‘Morbius’ Has Its Release Date Pushed Back By A Few Months

Some disappointing news for all you comic book fans out there. You’ll have to wait a little longer to watch Jared Leto in the Spider-Man spinoff film, Morbius.

The movie, which is part of Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe, was scheduled to hit theaters January 28, 2022. It had already been delayed several times before. It was first scheduled to be released way back in July of 2020, but of course COVID-19 screwed everything up.

Then it was scheduled for March 19, 2021, then October 8, then January 2022, and now finally April 1, 2022, which kinda feels like some weird joke. April Fools, really? Is this when they plan to tell everyone they lost all footage from the movie and it’s never going to be released?

Provided this movie actually gets released in April, it’ll feature Leto playing antihero Michael Morbius, “who attempts a desperate gamble in order to treat a rare blood discoed, one that makes him more familiar with a darkness inside of him.”

In addition to Leto, this flick will star Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson and Adria Arjona.

With the success of Spider-Man, Sony is hoping Morbius can get at least a little taste of that success, but if they continue pushing it back, people are going to lose interest.

Scott Derrickson’s Horror Flick ‘The Black Phone’ Starring Ethan Hawke Sees Release Date Pushed Back

‘The Black Phone‘ got people excited a month or two back when the first trailer was released. The trailer is super creepy and Ethan Hawke looks like he’s going to play one hell of a villain.

Unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait a little longer to watch it. It was announced this week that the Scott Derrickson directed film will not hit theaters until June 24, 2022. It was originally supposed to be released in February.

Why the shift? Well, it could be as simple as June being more favorable for the movie. In its original February release, it was going up against the new ‘Jackass’ film and Roland Emmerich’s disaster flick, Moonfall.

And the studio probably wants to give this film the best chance at success, considering it’s been getting rave reviews from the few critics who have watched it.

The Black Phone is based on a 2004 short film of the same name by Joe Hill. Ethan Hawke, who also starred in Derrickson’s 2013 film Sinister, plays a serial killer named ‘The Grabber,’ who has a very weighty legend to him, similar to other horror icons like Pennywise — Hawke reportedly broke his ‘no villain’ rule to play the character.

You can watch the spooky trailer below…

‘Trolls 3’ Will be Coming To A Theater Near You In 2023

Back in 2016, DreamWorks animation did the impossible and created a film franchise based on the Good Luck Trolls dolls. The film premiered back in October of 2016 and made nearly $350 million at the worldwide box office.

A sequel, Trolls World Tour, was released in April of 2020, but thanks to the pandemic, it didn’t hit many theaters, so it’s difficult to determine how much it made or lost at the box office. However, it did make $100 million on streaming platforms, so obviously that was enough to give the green light for another project.

A third installment in the franchise is coming. The still-untitled film will be released inside theaters November 17, 2023. Yeah, it’s still two years away, so they really want you to be prepared for this.

The reason the studio is big on this film franchise is due to all the extra revenue it brings in…

Trolls has become an important property for Universal because beyond the film franchise, it benefits from all the ancillary goodies — video games, lunch boxes, toys, sleeping bags and touring concerts — that lend itself to a kids film.

It’s working on all levels for the studio, and until that money train ends, you’ll be seeing a lot more Trolls inside your local cinema.

DreamWorks’ Sci-Fi Drama ‘Distant’ Is Being Pushed Back Several Months

If you were looking forward to watching DreamWorks Pictures’ sci-fi movie ‘Distant‘ in March of 2022, well, we have some bad news for you.

Universal just announced they are moving the release date to September 16, 2022. So they’re pushing it back a solid six months.

The pic directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck follows an asteroid miner Andy (Anthony Ramos) who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must make his way across the harsh terrain, running out of oxygen, hunted by strange creatures, to the only other survivor. His AI survival suit (voiced by Zachary Quinto, Star Trek films) isn’t helping either. Andy discovers a fellow crewmember, Naomi (Naomi Scott), however, she too is trapped inside her escape pod and he may not have enough oxygen to make it to her.

Not exactly sure why the release was pushed back. It could be that they received some poor reactions from test screenings and need time to fix things up. That does happen occasionally.

Or it could be something simple. Perhaps the studio believes the film will perform better in September than March. Maybe there will be less competition? It’s possible, considering the flick was going up against Pixar’s latest creation, Turning Red, in March.

So yeah, maybe they didn’t want to be matched against Pixar. I know I wouldn’t want to be.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ And ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Have Been Delayed Once Again

Paramount is delaying the release of ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ and ‘Mission: Impossible 7‘ once again, much to the disappointment of Tom Cruise fans around the world.

Top Gun was supposed to hit theaters on November 19, 2021, but it’s now been pushed back to May 27, 2022, which honestly makes more sense. Top Gun just feels more like a summer movie than a Thanksgiving flick.

Meanwhile, the latest Mission: Impossible won’t hit theaters until September 30, 2022. It was supposed to be released in May of 2022. These two films have been delayed several times. The studio knows they could have a huge box office haul for both, so they’re being extra careful with the release.

Thanks to the Delta variant, they now believe the best time for a major release will be in 2022. It’s a huge blow to cinemas, who thought they’d be somewhat back to normal by now.

Additionally, the studio also pushed back the release of Jackass Forever. It was scheduled to be released inside theaters on October 22, 2021, but it’s now been pushed back to February 4, 2022.

The latest release date shuffle, marking the first domino to fall in late 2021, comes as the country’s COVID-19 cases remain stubbornly persistent. That has resulted in a significant decline in consumer confidence in returning to the movies. According to research conducted by NRG, 67% of moviegoers say they are ‘very or somewhat comfortable’ visiting their local theater, which is down 11 points from July.

All we can do at this point is hope this is the last major wave. It’s hard to imagine another surge, because you’d think that most everyone would either be vaccinated or infected.

But at this point, no one knows. Hopefully this isn’t a sign of things to come for the winter box office.

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Has Been Delayed Once Again…Thanks COVID-19!

When will we finally be able to stop worrying about COVID-19? We have no idea. It could be months, years, or hell even decades at this point.

In the past few weeks, the Delta variant has been spreading across the country, hitting unvaccinated people especially hard. Hospitals are overflowing in several states and some people are once again afraid to hit up their local movie theater.

This has damaged the box office the past two weeks, which has led to Sony Pictures making a big decision regarding the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

The upcoming comic book adventure was supposed to be released September 24, but now it’s been pushed back to October 15. So it’s not a huge delay, but it’s still a delay.

I suppose the studio is hoping this Delta variant will be declining by October, which could be the case. It’s so contagious that it’s possible the peak hits in mid-September.

Andy Serkis is directing ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage.’ The first film, 2018’s ‘Venom,’ was a surprise box office smash, generating $855 million at the global box office. The sequel will star Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Naomie Harris.

I’m assuming the budget for this film was pretty high, so the studio doesn’t want this to flop.

Don’t be surprised if they delay it again if the Delta variant is still spreading come October.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Finally Has A Release Date, Get The Details Inside

Fans of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise have been patiently waiting to hear when the third film in the franchise would be released. After all, they’ve been waiting for this third flick for quite some time.

The third installment was supposed to begin filming in 2019, but then there was drama when director James Gunn was removed after some offensive tweets resurfaced.

Disney then reversed their decision once they saw the backlash from fans and even from the stars of the film.

But still, that little hiccup caused a bit of a delay, and then COVID happened, which pushed the project back even more.

There is some good news though. It was just announced that the film finally has a release date. It’s scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2023. Filming on the movie is expected to begin later this year.

The writer/director has said that the script for Guardians 3 is the same one he was planning to shoot back in 2019 so not much has been changed, but while in production on Guardians 3 Gunn will also direct the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special for Disney+ as well as scenes needed for the upcoming Walt Disney World attraction Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at Epcot, so there’s certainly a lot on his to-do list.

So there you go, folks. It’s coming. You still have two years to wait, but it’s coming!

For now, rewatch the first two films for the 10th time?

‘In The Heights’ Release Date Gets Moved AGAIN, But This Time It’s Being Moved Up!

COVID-19 caused complete chaos inside most Hollywood studios, with execs scrambling around trying to figure out new release dates for all the films that were supposed to be released last year.

The movie-musical event ‘In The Heights‘ was supposed to hit theaters back in June of 2020, but the release was pushed back indefinitely due to the pandemic.

Later in the year, it was revealed they were shooting for a new release date of June 18, 2021.

Okay, great, right? Well, now it’s changing again…BUT ONLY BY ONE WEEK AND IT’S ACTUALLY ONE WEEK EARLIER!

The new release date is June 11. The director of the film, Jon M. Chu, announced the news on his Twitter account…

Exciting news for fans. This feels like a movie that should be watched inside a theater. You need that energy, you know? So it’s nice to see it’s still getting a theatrical release, alongside the HBO Max premiere.

Check out the trailer below…

‘A Quiet Place 2’ Gets New Release Date, And It’s Sooner Than You Think!

You’ll probably remember that ‘A Quiet Place 2′ was set to hit theaters in March of 2020, but then the pandemic happened.

That’s when the studio pushed it back to September 2020, but then guess what? The pandemic continued, and it was finally pushed all the way to September 2021.

But we have some good news! The studio just announced they are pushing the release date up! Yes, up! The horror sequel will now be released inside theaters Memorial Day weekend, which falls on May 28.

John Krasinski made the announcement on his Twitter account:

If you’re thinking, “Wow! This seems early!” — it might be. Or it might be just in time.

President Joe Biden has announced they’ll have enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone by May, so studios are assuming a lot of people will be vaccinated by then.

Of course, if you wanted to be safe, you’d probably wait until June or July to release it, but everyone wants to be the first. The first box office hit post pandemic, and this could certainly be it.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Has Release Date Pushed Back A Few Months

Back when all the big blockbusters were being delayed last summer, most studios simply pushed them back one year to summer 2021, which seemed like a safe enough date.

But now, thanks in large to the delay in vaccines, it looks like it won’t be until late summer/early fall until things are more back to normal.

This means most studios are now pushing their big blockbusters to the fall of 2021 instead of the summer. It was just announced that Sony Pictures moved the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘ film to November 11, 2021.

It was originally supposed to be released in July 2020, but then it was pushed back to June 2021, now it’s finally being set for November.

And it’s not the only film getting this fall treatment.

The upcoming James Bond film ‘No Time to Die‘ was also pushed back again. It was scheduled to be released in April 2020, then November 2020, then April 2021, and now it’s set for October 8, 2021.

So yeah, lots of changes happening, but this *SHOULD BE* the final round of shifts. I can’t imagine theaters not being open by the fall.

If they’re not, then we’re in some serious trouble.