It’s arduous to seek out somebody who doesn’t love the cute sponge that lives in a pineapple below the ocean, so it was clearly an actual bummer when his latest flick, The SpongeBob Film: Sponge on the Run, was delayed from its unique launch of February ninth, 2019 all the way in which to August 2nd, 2019. It was much more unlucky when it was then delayed a staggering 5 extra instances, ultimately touchdown on August seventh, 2020. Followers had been already impatiently ready to see their favourite Bikini Backside characters in a brand new outing, however it didn’t take lengthy for much more unhealthy information to roll in, after all.
June got here with the bombshell that Sponge on the Run wouldn’t be receiving a theatrical launch and can be headed strictly to VOD companies and shortly after, CBS All Entry, sooner or later in early 2021. The new launch schedule and lack of theatrical run got here on account of the continuing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has contaminated almost 13.5 million individuals and resulted within the indefinite closure of virtually each theater around the globe.
Now, Selection studies that Netflix has acquired the rights to distribute the movie internationally, which implies even additional unhealthy information for subscribers within the US who will solely have the choice to see the film by way of the aforementioned VOD companies or CBS All Entry. Different territories not receiving the movie on Netflix, in the meantime, embody China and Canada. All over the place else, although, it’ll be out there on the streaming web site.
Regardless of the delays to its launch, The Spongebob Film: Sponge on the Run continues to be shaping as much as be a good time when it lastly does arrive. Not solely will it characteristic everybody’s favourite good man, Keanu Reeves, however it’ll additionally mark a pleasant deviation from the collection’ conventional 2D animation fashion, opting as an alternative for a completely CGI expertise. So, right here’s to hoping that no extra launch date adjustments plague this highly-anticipated flick.