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Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse indefinitely delayed amid Sony reshuffle

Sony has become the first major studio to announce changes to its release schedule due to the writer’s and actor’s strikes, with several of their films pushed back.

“Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” has been indefinitely delayed, and will no longer open in cinemas on March 29, 2023.

Other films that have seen a delay include “Kraven the Hunter”, and the untitled “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” sequel to Aug 30, 2024, and March 29, 2024, respectively.

“Gran Turismo” is a victim of the strikes, and will now be widely released on August 25.

It will have sneak previews on August 11, as Sony looks for a new way to promote the film without big stars like David Harbour or Orlando Bloom.

Elsewhere, the studio has set dates for “Venom 3” and “Bad Boys 4”, on July 12, 2024, and June 14, 2024.

The “Karate Kid” movie delay is also because of the strike, moving from June 7, 2024, to Dec 13, 2024.

The studio has yet to announce a filmmaker for the project, and development has stalled due to the strike.

A delay for “Beyond the Spider-Verse” was widely expected as the strikes only added to this film’s current complications.

Writer-producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller told The Hollywood Reporter in May they were still figuring out “Beyond the Spider-Verse”.

Miller explained that the beginning and end of the film was locked in, but the middle was a bit “squishy.”

Hailee Steinfeld, who voices Gwen Stacy, told THR in June that she hadn’t done any work for the sequel.

“Kraven the Hunter” is Sony’s film adaptation of the iconic Spider-Man villain, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

It was scheduled to open on October 6, but Johnson, Ariana DeBose, and Russell Crowe are unable to promote the movie under strike rules.

The “Afterlife” sequel was another film expected to be delayed.

Sony did not talk about the film at CinemaCon earlier in the year, unusual for a film that was dated for release on Dec. 20, 2023.

Jason Reitman will produce and write the film, with co-writer Gil Kenan directing.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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