COVID-19 has once again shifted the release dates for a handful of upcoming films.
Disney has announced that Pixar‘s Soul has been moved from its original June release to November 20, 2020. This has bumped Raya and the Last Dragon (from Walt Disney Animation Studios) back to March 12, 2021. This seems like a safe move for Disney/Pixar as it will hopefully prevent Soul from achieving a fate similar to Onward.
Elsewhere, Paramount bumped The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run back a week. It will now open on August 7, 2020. The studio originally had Infinite on that release date. The science-fiction film, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dylan O’Brien, will now hit theaters on May 28, 2021. In Infinite, “the hallucinations of a schizophrenic are revealed to be memories from past lives where he obtained talents that he still has to this day.”
Now that Soul and The SpongeBob Movie have vacated the summer movie window, Tenet is the only major release left. I cannot see movie theaters re-opening by June, so I expect Warner Bros. is currently figuring out where they can move it to. Overall, I think it is safe to say that the Summer Movie Season has been cancelled.
What do you think about Soul moving to November? Do you think theaters will re-open before the end of the year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!