Sony pushes back release dates of Beyond the Spider-Verse, Kraven the Hunter & more, and sets dates for Bad Boys 4 and Venom 3.
Nothing like a little release date shuffle to bring our week to an end. Sony Pictures has pushed the release of a number of their major movies, including Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, Kraven the Hunter, and more. Many of these delays are a result of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike, as studios have been scrambling to figure out how to promote these movies without their stars.
It’s not all delays thankfully, as the studio announced the release date for Bad Boys 4, which will hit theaters on July 14, 2024. Sony also slated Venom 3 for July 12, 2024. Madame Web will actually debut two days earlier than reported, with the movie now set to debut on February 14, 2024. That’s it for the good news, so let’s dive into which films have been pushed back.
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse was originally set to hit theaters on March 29, 2024, but it was always assumed that the date would move as it seemed impossible to deliver in such a short amount of time. Sony hasn’t yet given the Spidey flick a new release date. That’s fine by me as I’d rather the animation team have enough time to develop Beyond the Spider-Verse without rushing to meet an unattainable release date.
Kraven the Hunter would have hit theaters on October 6th, but has been pushed back to August 30, 2024.
The sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife has also moved, jumping from December 20th to March 29, 2024. Although the film has already finished shooting, the actors are reportedly needed for post-production work, which can’t occur until the strike ends.
There’s also the upcoming reboot of The Karate Kid, which has been bumped from June 7, 2024 to December 13, 2024.
Sony has also pushed back the release of Gran Turismo, which was originally dated for August 11th. The film will have sneak previews on its original weekend date, as well as the weekend of August 18th, and will now open wide on August 25th. A Sony spokesperson commented on the last-minute shift, “The stars can’t promote the film, but the audience can.” The studio is obviously hoping that positive word-of-mouth can drive the film to success.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/beyond-the-spider-verse-kraven-the-hunter-release-pushed/