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Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ Sequels and ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Delayed Again

Earlier this week, Sony announced that “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” will be delayed until June 25, 2021. The date is a prime summer blockbuster previously held by Matt Reeves’The Batman.” It’s easy to see why Sony would shift away from a crowded fall movie season to a promising summer opening. However, Sony and Marvel scheduled their Untitled “Spider-Man 3” to release just weeks after on July 16, 2021. Many speculated the move would delay the release of Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man movie. Now, we have our answer.

According to Variety, Sony pictures is not only delaying the release of “Spider-Man 3,” but the animated sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” as well. The sequel to “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will vacate its June 16, 2021 release date and move to Nov. 5, 2021. Tom Holland’s other Sony project, “Uncharted,” will now move forward Oct. 8th, 2021, to July 16, 2021. “Spiderverse 2″ will move from April 8, 2022, to Oct. 7, 2022, but don’t think the chain reaction stops here.

If it seems odd that Sony would open their Untitled “Spider-Man 3” on the same date as “Doctor Strange 2,” you’d be correct. This is precisely why Disney and Marvel are moving “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” to March 25, 2022. Disney then decided to bump up Taika Waititi’sThor: Love and Thunder” from Feb. 18, 2022, to Feb. 11, 2022. This decision resulted in the Mouse removing two untitled films from their slate – an untitled live-action movie on March 25, 2022, and untitled 20th Century Studios film on April 8, 2022. According to Variety, it replaced the latter with a Disney live-action film and dated an event movie for July 9, 2021.

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Other films were affected by the massive Friday shuffle. Sony removed “The Nightingale,” starring Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning from its Christmas release. Kevin Hart‘s Drama, “Fatherhood,” was moved from Oct. 23, 2020, to April 2, 2021. Woody Harelson and Kevin Hart’s action-comedy “Man from Toronto” will move from Nov. 20, 2020, to Sept. 17, 2021. Lastly, Sony moved up “Hotel Transylvania 4″ from Dec. 22, 2021, to Aug. 6, 2021.

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