With theaters across the world operating anywhere from 50% to 100% capacity, it’s clear that some movies are having an easier time than others attracting audiences in this pandemic/post-pandemic landscape.
With 2021 almost finished and 2022 around the corner, studios are beginning to take a look at their release schedule and make some changes. Like, a lot of changes. Seriously, almost every major studio shuffled their movies around the calendar within the span of two days.
Check out all the release date changes from Universal, Sony, Warner Bros., and HBO Max below.
Universal has moved the Blumhouse horror thriller The Black Phone to June 24, 2022. The film, which stars Ethan Hawke, was previously scheduled to hit theaters on February 4, 2022.
The studio has also moved the Michael Bay directed action movie Ambulance from February 18, 2022 to April 8, 2022, and pushed the tenth Fast & Furious movie from April 7, 2023 to May 19, 2023.
Over at Sony, it has moved the Brad Pitt action movie Bullet Train to July 15, 2022. The David Leitch directed movie was originally set for April 8, 2022. Where the Crawdads Sing has also moved from June 24, 2022 to July 22, 2022.
Warner Bros. has dated its Train to Busan remake. Titled The Last Train to New York, the movie will hit theaters on April 21, 2023. The studio has also dated the DC movie Blue Beetle for August 18, 2023. Originally set as an HBO Max exclusive, the movie will now play exclusively in theaters.
Finally, the Alex Timbers-directed animated feature Toto, which retells The Wizard of Oz from Dorothy’s dog’s point-of-view, will hit theaters on February 2, 2024.
Finally, HBO Max has set some streaming release dates for its upcoming film slate. The Steven Soderbergh thriller KIMI will begin streaming on February 10, 2022. Megan Park’s The Fallout begins streaming on January 27, 2022. Lastly, Christopher Winterbauer’s rom-com with a sci-fi twist Moonshot hits the streaming service on March 24, 2022.
What do you think of the films above? Do any interest you? Are the new HBO Max movies worth the subscription? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.