Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Great Gatsby delayed until Summer!

Warner Bros. just released some devastating news. Ever since they announced the director and the cast, "The Great Gatsby" has been one of my most anticipated films of the year. Futhermore, they released the trailer and I finally read the novel and I really got the Gatsby fever. Unfortunately, the studio has decided to delay the film until to summer 2013. Apparently they want to take advantage of the large summer audiences. There's also the significant possibility that the movie is really bad (which I refuse to believe!). Despite my dismay, there could be some positives from this:

Oscar repurcussions:
- Leo can now focus on getting that Oscar for Django Unchained. But then again, he's got "The Wolf of Wall Street", so may once again split his own vote.

- Lightens up the end-of-year movie slate, which was looking really crowded. Could have resulted in some unfortunate snubs come Oscar time. You never know, 2013 could also be a heavy field, but at least The Great Gatsby will avoid the fall/winter season hoopla.


  1. I don;t think the movie will be bad, but who knows, it can really go either way. On the upside I'm sure DiCaprio will win his Oscat this year, he is long overdue and the Academy has horrible habit of giving supporting oscars to leading men.

  2. Yes, I would prefer a Best Actor Oscar, but I'll take anything. I think he has a good shot at Supporting Actor for Django Unchained.

  3. Hmm. This really didn't feel like Summer material so I really don't understand the push back on this picture. It has a better chance to make some box office in the Fall and Winter then it does in Summer, but I guess we'll have to wait and see

    1. I think the people who are interested in this will come out regardless of release date. You're right though, it doesn't really feel like a summer movie.