Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the sequel to 2018’s hugely successful Peter Rabbit has been pushed back to August 2020 because of the coronavirus, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It will now open in the UK and US on August 7, which means missing out on the Easter holidays slot it did have (originally the film was to open in the UK and 27 March and the US on 3 April).
According to the article the first film did most of its business outside of America, and was a big hit in China.
The new film – again a mixture of CGI and live action – focuses on Peter and his friends adjusting to Bea’s marriage to Thomas McGregor, and the fame that comes with Bea’s book about the bunnies – and an adventure when Peter leaves for the city.
It stars James Corden as Peter Rabbit, Rose Byrne as Bea, Domhnall Gleeson as Thomas, and David Oyelowo as Nigel Basil-Jones.
No Time To Die – the 25th Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the famous spy – has already been moved back to November from its original UK release date of 2 April.