9 Films That Were Pushed Back at the Last Minute

'Jupiter Ascending'
'Jupiter Ascending'
The Wachowskis' upcoming space opera was originally slated for a July 25 release, but the film was suddenly pushed back to hinterlands of February 2015, with the filmmakers stating the need to complete effects work as a reason for the delay. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait another seven months to see Channing Tatum with elf ears.
Warner Bros. Pictures
'G.I. Joe Retaliation'
'G.I. Joe Retaliation'
'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' was primed to do big business right in the middle of blockbuster season of 2012. Toys were manufactured, trailers were released, and episodes of 'Workaholics' were written featuring the film. But in the 11th hour, the 'G.I. Joe' sequel was delayed to March 2013 to transfer the film into 3D.
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'Grace of Monaco'
'Grace of Monaco'
This period drama featuring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly was originally given a November 2013 release, right in the middle of Oscar season, but the film was delayed to 2014 just two months before its planned release. 'Grace of Monaco' recently screened at Cannes where it was eviscerated by critics.
The Weinstein Company
'Titanic'
'Titanic'
Even the biggest film of all time had its share of release date trouble. James Cameron's shipwreck epic was originally eyeing a July 1997 release, but in April of that year, Cameron pushed the film back, citing that extra work needed to be done of the film's then groundbreaking special effects. The film was released in December of that year, and the rest was history.
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'Gangster Squad'
'Gangster Squad'
The noir crime film originally had a September 2012 release date, but the film, which originally featured an extensive and bloody shootout at Hollywood's Chinese Theater, was delayed just a few months before release due to the July 2012 shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The scene was stripped from the film, and 'Gangster Squad' struggled in its new January 2013 release date.
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'Foxcatcher'
'Foxcatcher'
Bennet Miller's wrestling drama, which features much-hyped performances from Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, originally aimed for a December 2013 release, but was pushed back an entire year only three months before release. The film was recently screened at Cannes and received raves from critics, so not to worry!
Sony Pictures
'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
The Chris Pine spy actioner was set for a Christmas 2013 release, but heavy winter competition pushed the film back a month later to less crowded January where the film limped out of theaters without much attention.
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'Monuments Men'
'Monuments Men'
George Clooney's snoozy WWII Nazi caper seemed like just the sort of film to attract Oscar buzz with a December 2013 release, but the film was (rightfully) shuttled off to February less than two months before release.
Sony Pictures via Everett Collection
'The Seventh Son'
'The Seventh Son'
Oh lord. 'The Seventh Son' has been delayed about seven separate times at this point. The film was originally slated for February 2013 release, but was pushed back to October, and then January 2014 after the film changed hands from Legendary to Universal. Now ,the film has a tentative January 2015 release date, but we're not holding our breath.
Universal Pictures

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