FIRST LOOK: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run

At some point with all these movie delays, moves and cancellations over the last few months confusion has set in.

As evidenced earlier today when I wrote a second FIRST LOOK for a movie I’d already previewed two months ago. No defense for my mistake, except to say that it’s starting to make my brain fuzzy and need to triple check my double checks for a site that is secondary to my actual job (which has been crazy busy lately — but that’s a whole other story).

Let’s talk about the newest Spongebob movie. You know that square cheese-looking (it’s a sponge, I know, I know!) character with pants and tiny legs, that Spongebob.

This new Spongebob movie which has not had a FIRST LOOK here before — yes, I triple-checked it, lol — has moved around several times and was supposed to be released in theaters on August 7, but that has been pushed back to a VOD (or PVOD) release in 2021 and then exclusively appear on CBS All Access according to the site below. Movieinsider.com (one of several sites I use for most current movie releases) still shows the release date as August 7, 2020 as a wide theater release as of this writing, but multiple sources (Variety, Syfy) are reporting this to be the case, including IMDB which simply lists “2021” as the most current release date.

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” Paramount and Nickelodeon’s animated adventure based on the absorbent underwater fry cook, is skipping its planned theatrical debut. It will instead launch on premium digital rental services in early 2021 before landing exclusively on CBS All Access, the streaming service owned by the studio’s parent company, ViacomCBS.

‘SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run’ Skipping Theaters for CBS All Access – Variety

Official trailer:

Have never been that much of a Spongebob fan. One of our children really likes Spongebob and even though he’s 30 (gasp!) he’s interested in seeing this, so I’ll probably throw down $$ and share watching the VOD with him. It looks about like any other Spongebob show I’ve watched (not many, admittedly) including all of Spongebob’s familiar friends.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run does not have a release date in 2021, but as of this writing is being released straight to VOD and then exclusively streaming on CBS All Access.

2 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in May 2020 (maybe) + 7 Movies Rescheduled

NOTE: This post will continue to be updated until the end of May 2020, as movie release dates change, newer trailers drop, sometimes within weeks of the scheduled release date

Normally — not these times right now — when theaters are open, this post would have been made about 45 days prior to all theatrical releases. The studios are changing movie release dates so frequently right now, we waited until the end of April to publish this post.

As of this writing, there are only *2* movies scheduled to open in theaters and, at least in our area, no theaters are open anywhere. Washington State has a stay at home order that runs until May 4, 2020.

Just for reference, I’ve left in details of the other 9 movies that were originally scheduled to be released in theaters on May 2020 as well as where they will be showing if announced.

The following are movie trailers and my anticipation on a scale from 0 (no interest) to 10 (highest interest in seeing).

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post updated throughout 2020).

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries may vary.

May 2020 Movies (2 scheduled)

The High Note
[FIRST LOOK]

The High Note is opening in theaters on May 8, 2020 will be released on VOD on May 29, 2020 

Anticipation for The High Note: 4/10

Irresistible
[FIRST LOOK]

Irresistible is opening in theaters May 29, 2020

Anticipation for Irresistible: 3/10

Movies originally planned to release May 2020, but moved by studios

Black Widow
[FIRST LOOK]

Black Widow will open in theaters November 6, 2020

Anticipation for Black Widow: 8/10

Legally Blonde 3

No trailer as of March 1, 2020. No plot summary available at IMDB has been shared either. Reese Witherspoon is returning in the title role as Elle for the sequel. The movie was originally scheduled for Valentine’s Day 2020, but pushed back for release until May 8, 2020. Now, it’s been pushed back to “TBA” — to release date is unknown.

No anticipation is possible without any real information on this sequel to base on, Marking as NR (No Rating).

Scoob!
[FIRST LOOK]

Scoob! will be released on VOD on May 15, 2020

Anticipation for Scoob!: 6/10

Spiral: From The Book of Saw

Spiral release date has been pushed back and is currently unknown (“TBA”)

Anticipation for Spiral: From The Book of Saw: 5/10

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window release date has been pushed back and is currently unknown (“TBA”)

Anticipation for The Woman in the Window: ?/10

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run is opening in theaters on August 7, 2020

Anticipation for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020): 4/10

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl will open June 12, 2020 on Disney+

Anticipation for Artemis Fowl: 3/10

Run

No trailer is available as of March 1, 2020.

A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

IMDB Plot Info

No anticipation rating without a trailer, marking as NR (No Rating).

Run is scheduled for release on May 8, 2020.

Ranking all May 2020 movies by anticipation

  • Scoob! 6/10
  • Artemis Fowl: 4/10
  • The High Note: 4/10
  • Irresistible: 3/10
  • Run (2020): NR
  • Legally Blonde 3: NR

What movies in May 2020 (scheduled + rescheduled) are you looking forward to seeing?