Hollywood studios are always vying for prime spots on the calendar for their biggest films, and some big movies on the horizon have been slotted in, pushed back, and more.
First, Mad Max: Fury Road fans are going to have to wait a while to see George Miller‘s anticipated prequel, Furiosa.
The film, which was recently announced to be starring Anya Taylor-Joy, was originally slated for a May 2023 release, but has now been delayed until May 27, 2024. Perhaps the delay is simply to put us closer to our own post-apocalyptic desert wasteland.
Warner Bros. also announced that its Salem’s Lot adaptation – the third adaptation but first film version of Stephen King‘s 1975 novel – will open on September 9, 2022. That stars Alfre Woodard, Lewis Pullman, Bill Camp, and William Sadler.
Disney, on the heels of Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings delivering a strong opening weekend, have committed to releasing its remaining 2021 films exclusively in cinemas.
That means Guillermo Del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley, which has been pushed back to Friday, December 17 and stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Toni Collette, will arrive in cinemas.
Disney also finally announced a release date for the Bob’s Burgers movie. After many delays, the film is now set to arrive May 27, 2022. The studio also set multiple 2024 release dates, with a pair of untitled Pixar films penciled in for March 1st and June 14th, and an untitled live-action Disney film scheduled for March 22.
Despite some hesitancy from audiences, both Shang-Chi and Free Guy performed impressively at the box office, leading Disney away from the day-and-date (but for an extra fee) Disney+ releases of Cruella, Black Widow and Jungle Cruise, which obviously didn’t perform nearly as well.
Finally, David O. Russell‘s new film, which remains untitled, now has a confirmed release date of November 4, 2022.
All we know right now is that it will star a stacked cast that includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, John David Washington, and Robert De Niro. With stars like that, who needs a title?
These studios will be hoping that by the time most of these films arrive, the global pandemic will no longer be a factor, and they can get make to making profits the old fashioned way – by putting butts in seats.