Sony delays films due to strike : Ghostbusters, Kraven, Karate Kid & more

And there’s bad news for ‘Spider-Verse’ fans


As a result of the ongoing strike, Sony has shaken up it’s release schedule – pushing Ghostbusters Afterlife 2 and Kraven the Hunter to 2024, delaying Grand Turismo two weeks, and removing the Across the Spider-Verse sequel from its Easter weekend, 2024. It has no new date as of yet.

Here’s the 411 on the titles being moved and slotted :

Moving :

Ghostbusters Afterlife 2 – Dec 20, 2023 to March 29, 2024.

Kraven the Hunter – October 6, 2023 to August 30, 2024

Beyond the Spider-Verse – Easter weekend, 2024 to now undated.

Madame Web – Feb. 14, instead of Feb. 16

Grant Turismo – August 11 to August 25.

They Listen – Aug. 30, 2024 to undated.

New :

Venom 3 – July 12, 2024.

Bad Boys 4 – June 14, 2024.

The Karate Kid – June 7, 2024 to Dec. 13, 2024.

Stay tuned for some inevitable more release date delays..


With MGM opting to delay Challengers, starring Zendaya, from September 15 to late April 2024, and  Searchlight’s Emma Stone-Yorgos Lanthimos pic Poor Things pushed from September 8 to December 8, as a result of the ongoing writers and actor’s strike, more and more studios are likely to follow the lead on press pause on releasing their bigger releases until actors and writers are available for interviews and red carpet appearances.

There has been a lot of talk that Warner Bros will delay several of their big tentpoles, beginning with Dune : Chapter 2, which was due to roll out November 3.

Deadline has confirmed that there’s still no decision made on that, with Warner and partnert Legendary in “in wait-and-see mode and has until September before Dune 2‘s next leg of marketing has to go.”

If it does move, “Warners already has the following dates on hold in regards to where Dune: Part Two could go: March 15, where Legendary has its next Godzilla/King Kong movie; April 19, which they have on reserve for an event title; or June 21, an untitled open slot for the Burbank lot.|

As for those other rumored WB-flick delays?

(L to R) Mike Faist as Art, Zendaya as Tashi and Josh O’Connor as Patrick in CHALLENGERS, directed by Luca Guadagnino, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
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“What about Wonka (December 15), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 20) and The Color Purple (Christmas Day) moving to 2024? Still way too soon to call. but if these tentpoles are vulnerable to changes, so are others.”

Meantime, Ethan Coen comedy Drive-Away Dolls is eyeing a move off its September 22 release date,and there’s scuttlebut that Sony will move December’s Ghostbusters : Firehouse to Summer 2024.

There’s also been talk that Disney may push a few of its upcoming releases, including December release Wish, to a few months.

Attesting to the fact that studios are definitely considering these actions, theater chains are starting to advertise the return of several classics to the multiplex this summer and fall including The Fugitive, Frozen, Risky Business, They Live and School of Rock.

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