Warner Bros. Bumps 'Jupiter Ascending' Back to February of 2015
by Ethan Anderton
June 3, 2014
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.