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Warner Bros. Bumps 'Jupiter Ascending' Back to February of 2015

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June 3, 2014

Jupiter Ascending

It's G.I. Joe Retaliation deja vu all over again, but this time we're betting that Warner Bros. isn't delaying the Wachowkis' latest sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending because it needs more Channing Tatum. Yes, movie fans, the studio has just announced that they are pushing back the release of the film that also star Mila Kunis from this summer's original July 18th release. But they're not delaying it by just a few weeks. No, the studio has thrown the film all the way back to February 6th, 2015. That puts it in theaters the same day as consistently delayed fantasy The Seventh Son with Jeff Bridges. Any chance this is good news?

No reason was given for the delay, but perhaps it's merely due to the fact that special effects will not be completed in time for the release. But if that was the case, why not just delay to later this year? Surely if a film is strong enough to open in the summer blockbuster season, it could work in the fall or winter. But the push back to February, where not too many good movies get released, doesn't inspire much confidence. Maybe Andy & Lana Wachowski didn't deliver the blockbuster that the studio hope for, and they're worried about another Cloud Atlas bomb. Either way, we're bummed about this news. How about you?

UPDATE: Warner Bros. has revealed that the delay comes from the fact that they need to finish over 2,000 visual effects shots, and the film just won't be done in time. We hope that's truly the only problem behind the scenes with the film.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Probably just a timing thing.
  • wylles
    Damn. I really hope its just bad timing, and the movie turns out excellent anyways... You know, its the Wachowskis, damn it, doesnt anyone want them to again make movies that get to be as nearly as iconic as the Matrix?
    • falo
      As long as they do not follow them up by the same type of sequels the matrix had.
  • DJ Jack Ryan Hardy
    I wasn't really looking forward to this movie anyway. So whatever time they need to polish it okay.
  • CoosCoos
    The trailer is completely underwhelming, so it may be a lack of confidence.
    • Brian Sleider
      That and I bet they want more time to figure out how to market this dumb looking mess.
  • OfficialJab
    2015? Yeah no competition there.
  • DavideCoppola
    Well, this is unfortunate. I was really looking forward to this. February release date sucks :(
  • naundob
    It makes perfect sense from a business standpoint. People are and will be even more exhausted after all those vfx extravaganzas trown at them continuously. Their is a clear and present danger Jupiter will share John Carters fate as another failed new space opera franchise. In Feb 15 - if Warner keeps pushing the promo button very hard - the show could be much more appealing to the audience's then recovered eyes. By the way: Your URL says "february-of-2016" - hope it doesn't get that worse.
  • Avi
    Cloud atlas is a great movie but I get idea I was the only one who liked it! For me it's no problem to see it delayed, it will be just as good as in July 18e...
    • http://www.sonicmayhem.com Sascha Dikiciyan
      I loved CA as well. Minus a few minor flaws I thought it was a great movie.
    • hi hello
      Its was ok. I couldn't stand Hanks Accent though . lol. It was worth watching.. nothing great though.
  • desispeed
    I don't care how the studio spins it...going from july to feb is not a positive in any way and it sounds like the movie as edited didn't test well. Just like GI Joe 2 which got a late switch a few summers ago this one is looking to be a bomb.
    • avconsumer2
      Indeed. Seems quite late in the game to be all "oh... hang on a minute... we've still got TWO THOUSAND plus f/x shots to render."
      • hi hello
        hahah yeah exactly.
  • Guy who comments on things
    oooooh Feb... never good.
    • SamRutherwoodtod
      My Uncle Henry recently got a fantastic gold Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible by work using a laptop... look here R­e­x­1­0­.­C­O­M­
  • http://www.sonicmayhem.com Sascha Dikiciyan
    Now maybe its time to replace the 2 leads. I love the concept and look of JA but Tatum and Mila are just...not very good actors.
  • Tester
    This enough time to change the 2 leads ?
    • Bo
      That's very funny, Tester. Thanks. I don't get this Tatum guy...best if he dances around and jiggles his butt in a jock strap...But hey...I like looking at Mila...Plus, I thought she was pretty good in both Black Swan and The Book of Eli...no?
  • Professor_Bedlam
    This means the movie sucks!!!
  • Brian Sleider
    Bump it all the way to direct to DvD. IMO
  • hi hello
    NO ONE CARES ABOUT SPECIAL EFFECTS. We just want a good damn Sci-fi movie. This already looked like a HUGE FLOP to begin with. And Special Effects are not the problem.

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