Sony Delays High-Profile Movies Amid Writers and Actors Strikes

Sony Pictures Entertainment has postponed several high-profile movies in response to the ongoing writers and actors strikes in the industry.

1. Movie Release Delays

The release of an untitled fourth installment in the "Ghostbusters" franchise has been pushed back, impacting its scheduled arrival before the end of the year.

2. Ghostbusters Sequel Delayed

Another affected film is "Kraven the Hunter," an action thriller based on a character from Marvel comic books.

3. Kraven the Hunter Postponed

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," has also been delayed from its original March 29 release date in 2024.

4. Animated Spectacle Delay

Sony is considering alternative release dates for "Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse," depending on the duration of the ongoing strike.

5. Uncertain Release Dates

Across the Spider-Verse" was one of the biggest hits in 2023, adding anticipation for the delayed sequel.

6. Impressive Predecessor: "Spider-Man

Some movies, such as the racing drama "Gran Turismo," which features stars Orlando Bloom and David Harbour

7. Impact on Completed Projects

Due to the strike, stars of the affected movies are restricted from participating in promotional campaigns, potentially affecting ticket sales.

8. Marketing and Promotions

The Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival will proceed as planned, with or without SAG card-carrying stars in attendance.

9. Film Festivals Proceeding

Other distribution companies like Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Searchlight Pictures have also revised their release calendars

10. Industry-wide Impact