Peter Rabbit 2 becomes second movie to be delayed over coronavirus fears

Chris Edwards

From Digital Spy

Peter Rabbit 2 has become the second movie to be delayed over coronavirus fears.

The family film sequel, which stars James Corden as the voice of the titular rabbit, was originally set for release on March 27, but it's now been pushed back to August 7.

It's the second film to have its release affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, after the 25th James Bond instalment No Time to Die also recently announced its postponement.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony made the decision to push back Peter Rabbit 2's release date because of its international aspirations, with the first film raking in $236 million of its $351 million box office from outside the US.

In the UK, Peter Rabbit was the biggest family film of 2018, beating off competition from Pixar's Coco with its £41 million box office haul.

Peter Rabbit 2 also features the voices of Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki, while Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and David Oyelowo all have live-action roles.

Photo credit: MGM

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While the family film and No Time to Die are currently the only films to have their release dates pushed back in response to the virus outbreak, there are fears it could affect more titles in the months to come.

Peter Rabbit 2 (also known as Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway in some countries) is now set to arrive in cinemas on August 7, 2020.

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