Movies like Morbius or Venom 2 are going to have to wait a long time until they are released, as Sony wants them to hit theaters 100%.
Sony Pictures wasted no time to confirm that Morbius and Venom: There will be carnage would open in 2021, once it became clear that theaters would have to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the studio has now shared a surprising statement. The President of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tony Vinciquerra, has confirmed that no big box office hits will be released until the virus clears.
“What we won't do is make the mistake of putting a very, very expensive $ 200 million movie on the market unless we are sure theaters are open and operating at significant capacity,” he said. Clearly aware of the fact that Tenet has been a box office flop in North American theaters this past weekend.
“You will see a lot of strange things happen over the next six months in how movies are released, how they are scheduled, how they are marketed, but once we get back to normal, we will have learned a lot, I think and I found ways to do things somewhat differently. and hopefully better ”.
Unfortunately we will see how many films are delayed. Wonder Woman 1984 and Black widow they may not arrive until 2021. There was high hope for Tenet, but it has been a calamity at the box office.
Or virus or cinema.
This is definitely concerning to anyone who is eager to see the two Marvel movies mentioned above because there will be a long wait. In fact, until there is a vaccine and life returns to normal and the cinemas open to 100%, it seems that they do not want to take risks and they will not release great films. Also Sony Pictures he's fortunate that he doesn't have to rely solely on his big-screen adventures, so the studio can afford to take its time.
What about Spider-Man 3? Although theoretically owned by Sony, they share the rights with Marvel Studios / Disney. So it may also be much longer than expected.
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