- October 4th, 2020, 12:52 pm#4940384
I hate to bust your bubbles guys or be negative, but at this point with Regal closing its doors and all these movies getting pushed back, i highly doubt we will make the March 5th release date.
There's just too much going agents it at the moment! You have movies being further delayed, you have theaters closing, cases on the rise, even the president (i'm not talking political stuff here) getting the virus, that combined with flu season, and i genuinely fear a strong 2nd wave and god willing we will have a vaccine within the next few months but then we got the problem of mass distribution!
You got to look at this from the Studio's and Theaters point of views. Lets say they opened their doors before a vaccine... Best case you have reduced capacity which means legally you cant have as many Butts in seats, which means less money and profit.
Sony outright said they refuse to release any 200 million dollar plus movie in theaters in the current situation. Ghostbusters Afterlife is maybe 100-125 Million so I don't know where that falls on there plans but its also one of the few major brand name franchises they own outright and the soul reason they are doing this is because they saw the backlash from Answer the Call, said we can cash in on this if we return to the Original storyline, and maybe continue the brand!
You cant do that with a profit in this current climate and i doubt you will be able to come March! Maybe April onward depending on the situation.
My guess, is by halloween if we dont have a trailer or something, we aren't making march. Id say safe bet May-July, next Halloween at the absolute latest!
Every other film has had a average 6 month delayed release, that is being bumped to a year. No time to die, is now coming out roughly a year late. Why would Ghostbusters be any different?
So that said, i hope we get something by the end of the year but i fully expect given all the evidence, for the march release date to be pushed back.
"can i have your watch when you are dead?"