Warner Bros. upcoming feature Pan, starring Hugh Jackman has been pushed from summer to fall. The movie will now be releasing in October instead of July due to ‘Clustered Season at the Box-office’.
Domestic Distribution head, Dan Fellman said that they want the movie to premiere in a time where it can run the theatrical time it needs.
“We wanted to give Pan the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense. Moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalise on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth.”
So this move takes out the reiteration of Peter Pan out of the movie cluster season featuring Terminator Genisys, Ant-Man, Minions, Paper Towns, Southpaw and Ted 2.
Director Joe Wright does not want to compromise the standard and quality of the movie and explains how the delay will actually help him and his team to finish the movie with more finesse.
“As you might expect, the fantastical story of Peter Pan involves very complex effects and I did not want to compromise on quality in finishing the film. This allows me and my team the time to complete the movie and tell the story the way it should be told.”
Jackman plays the character of Blackbeard who is a pirate that kidnaps Peter Pan (Levi Miller). Other cast members consist of Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund, Adeel Akhtar and Amanda Seyfried. Pan will release on October 9.