With just over a month until the Wachowski siblings planned to release their next film Jupiter Ascending Warner Bros. has announced that it has been pushed back to February of 2015.
The sci-fi extravaganza starring Channing Tattum and Mila Kunis was one of my most anticipated films of the summer, but now I, and the rest of the ready audience, will have to wait until February to see the next creation from Lana and Andy Wachowski. There had been murmurs on the Internet that something was amiss with Jupiter Ascending, and, according to sources for The Hollywood Reporter, the extra time is needed to finish the visual effects.
If that truly is the case, it wouldn’t be hard to believe as the Wachowski’s are known for creating extremely visual effect heavy films. Just look at Cloud Atlas, The Matrix, and, well, every other film they have created. Even with the little bits of footage that we had seen of Jupiter Ascending in trailers, it is clear that the duo are creating one of their most visual films to date and, when that is mostly done in the post-production stage, needing more time to get everything right doesn’t seem like a stretch.
Now, traditionally February has been somewhat of a dumping ground for studios to place movies they feel won’t generate any Oscar buzz and aren’t big enough to compete with the summer blockbusters. However, that tide could be changing with Warner Bros. leading they way as The LEGO Movie preformed exceptionally well with a February release.
The fact is that audiences will go out to the theater and support a movie no matter when it is released in the year. So, I’m not losing confidence in Jupiter Ascending, but what about you? Is a move this late in the game worrisome? Give your thoughts in the comments below!