Sony Pictures has pushed back its two untitled “Spider-Man” sequels for several months as Hollywood studios continue to revamp their release schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The studio announced Friday that Marvel-Sony’s “Spider-Man Far From Home” sequel had been moved from July 16, 2021, to Nov. 5, 2021. Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” sequel was delayed by six month from April 8, 2022, to Oct. 7, 2022.
Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was one of 2019’s most successful films, grossing $1.13 billion at the worldwide box office. The rescheduled film is the third installment in the franchise, which launched with 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won last year’s Academy Award for best animated movie and grossed $375 million worldwide.
Holland’s video-game adaptation “Uncharted” moved forward from Oct. 8, 2021 to the July 16, 2021, a slot that had been occupied by his “Spider-Man Far From Home” sequel. Disney and Marvel Studios also announced Friday afternoon that they were pushing back the release of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” sequel from Nov. 5, 2021 — the new date for the Spider-Man: Far From Home” sequel — to March 25, 2022.
The studio has also undated TriStar’s “The Nightingale,” starring Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning, from its Christmas Day release. The sisters were cast to appear together on screen for the first time in the project, based on Kristin Hannah’s 2015 best-seller “The Nightingale,” centered on two sisters coming of age in France on the eve of World War II and their struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of France. The film has not yet been shot.
Sony also moved back the Kevin Hart drama “Fatherhood” six months from Oct, 23, 2020, to April 2, 2021. Paul Weitz is directing “Fatherhood” from a screenplay he wrote alongside Dana Stevens, based upon the memoir of “Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love” by Matthew Logelin.
Sony also pushed back its action comedy “Man from Toronto” nearly a year to Sept. 17, 2021, from Nov. 20, 2020. Woody Harrelson and Hart star. The studio moved “Hotel Transylvania 4” moved forward by four months from Dec. 22, 2021 to Aug. 6, 2021.