Joe Johnston's Wolf Man Delayed Until Fall of Next Year?!
by Alex Billington
November 21, 2008
The horror hounds over at Fangoria claim to have learned that the highly anticipated Wolf Man film due out next year has been delayed. It was originally scheduled to hit theaters on April 3rd, but they claim that it has been pushed until "sometime next fall." Maybe around Halloween per chance? I'm not a werewolf fan by any means, but the footage I saw at Comic-Con looked pretty frickin' cool. It's a bit sad, plus slightly worrisome, to hear that we've got to wait a lot longer to see it in all of its glory. As far as I know, they finished shooting the whole thing much earlier this year, so why are they delaying it for so long?
Until we get some confirmation, this is only just a rumor at the moment. The film was shot using a lot of Rick Baker's practical werewolf effects (as seen above), so I'm not sure why they might need more time. To put a positive spin on it, maybe they just want to put it in a better time slot, since April is usually one of the worst times of the year. Additionally, The Wolf Man is director Joe Johnston's next big film to hit theaters after it was announced that he would direct The First Avenger: Captain America. If this turns out to be true, he'll probably be thick into production on Captain America by the time Wolf Man actually hits.
I'm quite curious whether there are a lot of werewolf movie fans out there anyway. I know there is a following, but is it really that big? How many people are excited to see this Wolf Man?