Jupiter Ascending's Release Date Pushed Back Seven Months

Illustration for article titled emJupiter Ascending/ems Release Date Pushed Back Seven Months

The latest from the Wachowskis has had its release date pushed from July 18th of this year to February 6, 2015.

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This announcement comes pretty close the the previously announced premiere date: just seven weeks before the July slot. Warner Bros.' stated reason for the delay is the need to finish the numerous special effects in the movie.

As to moving the film from a traditional blockbuster time of year to a less prestigious time, Warner's domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman said that the new opening date was the same one used for The LEGO Movie this year. Fellman further tried to allay fears that the move showed a lack of confidence in the film by stressing that both The LEGO Movie and April's Captain America: The Winter Soldier performed very well outside the usual blockbuster dates.

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We'll see if that's true. Now, Jupiter Ascending will go up against the Johnnuy Depp-starring Mortdecai and the Jeff Bridges-starring (and also delayed) Seventh Son. [Variety]

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VerasGunn
Veras Gunn

Honestly, I think the whole "this was when The LEGO movie came out" thing is complete bullshit. The premise of the movie is equal parts meh and insane. It sounds like something that was written for a sci-fi movie in the late seventies or early 80s, and, special effects aside, it looks that way too.

In all likelihood the movie got a lot of negative feedback from screen testing and they want to release it in a relatively safer position.