I’ll go ahead and say it…I’m bummed. Seriously, Jupiter Ascending is one of the films I was looking forward to most this Summer for a few reasons. One it’s a good looking sci-fi film; two, it’s from The Wachowski’s who I feel are still excellent story tellers; and third, it wasn’t a sequel or anything! It was an original sci-fi film from the minds who gave us The Matrix. Now, we won’t be seeing it this Summer, or this year. With barely a month to go before release, Warner Bros. has delayed the film to February 6, 2015.
It’s early in 2015, so it’s not a full year or anything, but it’s still a bummer that we now have to wait even longer for this film. Variety initially reported on the news, but cited no reason for the delay, but Deadline is reporting that they’ve heard it has to do with the elaborate special effects on the film. Hopefully that’s the case and it’s not something worse.
Chances are, the studios might be a little worried. A couple of films that were looking like sure fire hits, didn’t exactly take off in the box office. The Wachowski’s last film, Cloud Atlas, was an amazingly well done movie, but failed to connect with audiences and didn’t even make it’s money back. It’s understandable if Warner Bros. is nervous and wants the extra time to make sure this film will make money and be a hit.
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
What do you guys think the reason for the delay is? Were you planning on seeing it in July? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!