After delaying a number of releases last year, it looks like studios are postponing movies again as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in recent months.

Universal recently announced new dates for their upcoming movies, including “No Time to Die”, which was originally slated to open in cinemas on 2 April and is now scheduled for 8 October release. The new James Bond movie was previously revealed to be Daniel Craig’s final film playing the famous spy, and co-stars Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch.

Other movies under the Universal banner will also delay its screenings, including the Bob Odenkirk-starrer, “Nobody”, which is now scheduled for an April release; and Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho”, which will be released on 22 October.

“Peter Rabbit 2” is postponed again

On the other hand, Sony Pictures is also postponing the release of “Peter Rabbit 2” from 2 April to 11 June, The Camila Cabello-starrer “Cinderella” from 5 February to 16 July, while Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland’s “Unchartered”, a video game adaptation which was slated for 16 July release, will instead open in February next year.

Fans of the “Ghostbusters” franchise will also have to wait a bit longer, as Jason Reitman’s upcoming “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is being pushed from its 11 June release to 11 November. The film stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd.

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” delays June release to November