Get ready for the dominoes to start falling as studios race to rearrange their 2024 theatrical release calendars amid the ongoing actors' strike.
Disney announced on Friday that it is delaying the release of its live-action snow White Film starring Rachel Zegler from March 22, 2024 to March 21, 2025. The film, whose official title is Disney's Snow WhiteOne of the studio's biggest offerings of the year, and one of the anchors of its spring slate.
The other spring anchor is Pixar's March animated tentpole IlioWhich is being pushed back by more than a year from March 1, 2024 to June 13, 2025.
In a move unrelated to the strike, Disney and Searchlight have removed Magazine Dreams From the December 2023 calendar starring Jonathan Majors. The decision was widely expected due to the Majors' legal troubles. He is scheduled to stand trial on November 29 in New York on misdemeanor harassment and assault charges. The film premiered at Sundance in January and was at the time considered an awards season medium for Majors, who plays an aspiring bodybuilder.
The artists' strike has extended beyond 100 days, so there has been a change in the calendar. Earlier this week, Disney's Bob Iger and other Hollywood CEOs told SAG-AFTRA that the deadline to decide which films to move forward was entirely within their control if the two sides couldn't reach a solution. resting on. Multiple sources say the deadline is the first week of November, if not November 1.
It is expected that there will be further changes to the release date in the coming days if the strike talks fail, and especially regarding the 2024 summer films.
Disney did not mention its status deadpool 3Which Marvel Studios is set to open in early May this year, but the threequel is almost assured to be moved as it was one of several Hollywood films that had to halt production when the actors' strike began.
On Monday, Paramount announced that the next film will star Tom Cruise Impossible Goal The film is being removed from the 2024 box office calendar. It appears that the eighth installment of the Action Spy franchise is taking off from the second half of its previous title, Dead Reckoning, Part TwoA new title is expected to be announced later.