11 Mar – Animated rabbits aren't safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak either. It was revealed earlier today that "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway" has postponed its release date.
The movie's international release has been pushed back five months. Originally slated to open in April, it will now open in August instead.
According to Sony Pictures Entertainment (Malaysia), the sequel has been moved from its 2 April 2020 date to 20 August 2020.
So far, other movies that have also postponed its release in Malaysia are the Dave Bautista-starring "My Spy" and Daniel Craig's final Bond movie "No Time to Die".
As is with the aforementioned movies, the decision to postpone "Peter Rabbit 2" was made due to the global continuous spread of the coronavirus.
Other Asian territories, such as Singapore and Cambodia which were supposed to release the movie on 2 April and 10 April, respectively, have yet to confirm new dates.
Originally scheduled to open in the UK on 27 March and the US on 3 April, both territories will now only see the movie in cinemas on 7 August 2020.
The 3D-animated / live-action film, which serves as the sequel to 2018's "Peter Rabbit", sees the return of Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne as the human leads while James Corden, Margot Robbie, Sia and more will be lending their voices to the animated animals once again.