Warner Bros. also revealed it is taking ‘Toto’ off the release calendar for now and moving up ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ by five days over the 2022 Christmas holiday.
Warner Bros. has recently made significant adjustments and enhancements to its release schedule, which includes the announcement of the release date for the film “Minecraft” starring Jason Momoa. The highly anticipated movie, produced in collaboration with Legendary Pictures, is now scheduled to hit theaters on April 4, 2025. This date marks the planned release for the blockbuster tentpole, adding to Warner Bros.’ lineup of exciting projects.
The upcoming big screen adaptation of the popular video game “Minecraft” is being directed by the filmmaker behind “Napoleon Dynamite.” The director, known for his distinctive style, brings his creative vision to the project. The video game itself is developed by Mojang Studios, based in Sweden, and the film is produced by Mojang’s Lydia Winters and Vu Bui, ensuring a collaborative effort between the game developers and the film team.
Warner Bros. recently made the decision to remove the scheduled release date for the animated film “Toto,” which is based on the iconic story of “The Wizard of Oz.” The film was originally slated to open on February 2, 2024. Instead, the studio has assigned that date to Barry Levinson’s film “The Wise Guys,” featuring acclaimed actor Robert De Niro in a starring role. Debra Messing and Kathrine Narducci are also part of the cast for “Wise Guys,” adding to the anticipation surrounding the film.
In further adjustments to its release calendar, Warner Bros. has made changes to its year-end schedule for 2023. The highly anticipated DC Studios film “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” featuring Jason Momoa reprising his role as the titular superhero, will now be released on December 20 instead of Christmas Day. The film boasts an impressive cast including Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Randall Park, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, and Nicole Kidman. Fans can look forward to the superhero sequel hitting theaters just ahead of the holiday season.
In a schedule shuffle, Warner Bros. has decided to switch the release dates of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” and “The Color Purple.” Originally scheduled for December 25, “The Color Purple,” directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, is now expected to release on the date previously assigned to the “Aquaman” sequel. This move positions “The Color Purple” as a potential awards contender, while “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will now open on a different date.
The film features an ensemble cast including Fantasia Taylor, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, H.E.R., Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier, Ciara, Deon Cole, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Tamela J. Mann, and Stephen Hill.