10 Latest Major Movie Blockbuster Release Date Changes You Need To Know About

More major changes have been made to the release schedule, and these might sting...

Spider-Man Homecoming Promo Art
Marvel Studios

Over the past four or five months, film fans have been forced to watch as pretty much every major 2020 blockbuster has been delayed as a result of current world events. There are obviously more important things going on right now than a trip to the cinema, but it's still hard not to feel upset about what was going to be a great year for movies being completely turned on its head.

The likes of Eternals, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage have all slipped into 2021, and over the past 48 hours or so, there have been even more major release date shuffles made.

Everything from Star Wars to Avatar, and even iconic action franchises like James Bond and Top Gun, have suffered, and this feature takes a deep dive into all the latest changes. That includes looking at both when they're now scheduled to be released, what that means for them moving forward, and how the landscape of the moviegoing experience could be made to undergo some radical alterations.

The days of a movie arriving in cinemas and then hitting Digital/physical platforms months later may very well be over, and major studios like Disney, Sony Pictures, and Marvel Studios are being forced to embrace this apparent new norm...

10. Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Spider-Man Homecoming Promo Art
Paramount Pictures

After being delayed due thanks to an overwhelmingly negative response to the titular character's weird new design, Sonic the Hedgehog finally arrived in cinemas back in February. Reviews were positive (despite the often discussed video game movie "curse"), and it made an impressive $306.8 million at the worldwide box office based on a reported budget somewhere in the $85 million range.

Had its run not been cut short by current world events, it likely would have gone on to earn considerably more (particularly with the help of China), but Paramount Pictures is clearly confident in this being a franchise they can bank on moving forward. So, starting off with some good news before getting to the bad, the sequel has been dated for April 8th, 2022.

As you might expect, very little is known about what to expect at this stage, though Tails will have a role to play, and it's though Jim Carrey will make his return as the now video game accurate Robotnik.

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