Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been bumped again on the Sony schedule moving from the previously set June release date to November 11, 2021. The news comes as Sony rearranged several titles on its release schedule in the hopes of having a larger in-theater release.
The film was meant to debut last year, but due to theater restrictions concerning Covid-19 protocols, it was bumped to a Summer release. This new date was no doubt set in the hopes that vaccinations will make larger audience capacities in theaters a possibility as the film hits the screen.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman (The Front Runner) and stars Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Makenna Grace (Annabelle Comes Home), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) alongside appearances by original cast members Dan Akroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts.
The film centers on a woman who moves with her two children to a farm in a rural community where they discover their family’s link to the original Ghostbusters tied to a secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Surprisingly, the film’s June release date was taken over by Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Other moves by the studio include the film adaptation of popular video game franchise Uncharted starring Tom Holland from July 2021 to February 2022.
It will be interesting to see if these dates stay locked in place. If 2020 taught us anything, it was to keep expectations low as these things go.
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