Now that Valentine’s Day is finished, the next holiday that retail stores are getting ready to shove down your throat is Easter, the religious holiday that inexplicably results in endless amounts of candy, ranging from chocolate bunnies to jelly bean eggs. But this season the candy aisle will be getting a big dose of a certain marshmallow destructor from a beloved 1980s classic.
In honor of the original Ghostbusters and perhaps the forthcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, there’s a new edible Stay Puft marshmallow man that you can get your hands on. In fact, this marshmallow man is actually bigger than your hands, and he looks ready to destroy your diet and your digestive system. Check it out below.
Edible Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Whether you try to think of the most harmless thing, something that could never, ever possibly destroy you or you try to think of a giant terrorizing destructor that can stomp buildings to rubble, you’re thinking of the same thing—the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This sweet sailor is also a multi-story tall monster summoned to destroy humanity. To save the world, you must risk being annihilated by crossing the streams of your proton pack… or just devour every marshmallow morsel of his delicious body.
Whether you start at the blue bib, the red neckerchief, or any part of this fluffy flesh, your tongue will be haunted by the classic flavor of pillowy marshmallow sprinkled with granules of sugar. You ain’t afraid of no ghost, so what are you waiting for?
Speaking as someone who isn’t all that thrilled with the sugary taste of the Easter favorite Peeps, regardless of the flavor, I can’t say the this looks like an item that will taste much different. But as a sucker for all things Ghostbusters, I can tell you that I’m not opposed to taking a big bite of that puffy, destructive sailor, even if it does cost $12.99.
As the question of how long the coronavirus pandemic will affect the entertainment industry remains unanswered, Sony Pictures is not taking any chances. Sony pushed back its major tentpole movies —including Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the ever-cursed Uncharted, and the already-delayed Peter Rabbit 2 — to next year.
Variety reports that Sony has drastically pushed back its entire 2020 and 2021 slate amid concerns that the coronavirus pandemic won’t ease up by the time the summer movie season starts this year.
Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, has moved moved from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021, while Jared Let’s Spider-Man-adjacent comic book movie Morbius has been delayed from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021. The Tom Holland-led Uncharted is no stranger to delays, and this is just the latest pushback that suggests we’ll never see the video game adaptation, as the film goes from its March 5, 2021 slot to October 8, 2021. Meanwhile, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, which was one of the first films to be delayed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, has now been pushed back from August 7 to January 15, 2021. An untitled Sony/Marvel movie has also been delayed indefinitely from its original October 8, 2021 date.
Sony has moved virtually every one of its major titles out of 2020, with the exception of the Kevin Hart drama Fatherhood, which was actually pushed up to October 23, 2020. The Tom Hanks World War II drama Greyhound, which was set to open this June, has been delayed indefinitely.
This schedule reshuffling marks the biggest changes by a major studio since the coronavirus pandemic reached U.S. shores, shutting down businesses and shuttering movie theaters across the country. When lockdowns commenced, many in the entertainment industry hoped that the coronavirus pandemic could be curbed by the time the summer movie season commenced, but Sony’s release date delays suggests studios are starting to think otherwise. It’s only a matter of time before other studios follow suit and delay their major tentpole releases set for the summer, like Wonder Woman 1984 — which has already been postponed to August from its original June date — for 2021 releases.
Our holiday blockbuster season could look entirely different as well, with major films like Warner Bros.’ Dune possibly getting pushed to next year while the studio likely gives Christopher Nolan’s Tenet a November release. It’s all uncertain what the summer movie season will look like — if there even is a summer movie season — as the coronavirus crisis wears on.
Here is the full schedule of Sony’s release date changes:
Greyhound – TBD from 6/12/2020 Fatherhood – 10/23/2020 from 1/15/2021 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway –...