Bong Joon-ho’s Mickey 17 vacates March release slot

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Warner Bros’ highly-anticipated science fiction drama Mickey 17 has been delayed, with no new date set for the film’s release.

One of the most anticipated films set to release in the first quarter of 2024 was undoubtedly Mickey 17, the science fiction drama featuring Robert Pattinson and directed by Parasite helmer Bong Joon-ho. For many folks, the film might even top their must-see list for all of 2024 – but as it stands, we no longer know when the film will be arriving in cinemas.

The film, which features a stellar cast comprising Robert Pattinson, Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo, Steven Yeun and Naomi Ackie, is thought to have been hit by production delays due to last year’s strikes. Rumours were circling all the way back in October that the film would be delayed, and that has now proved to be the case.

As it stands, Warner Bros has elected not to give the project a different slot on its slate, although a Cannes premiere at May is now a possible option: that’s the route Parasite took in 2019 and things turned out rather well for that film as it went on to become a deserved critical and commercial smash.

The plot of the film ‘follows Mickey, a disposable employee sent to colonise an ice world, and soon realises that his body can regenerate after death but with his memories still preserved.’

Hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer to see Mickey 17, but the move does mean that we’ll be able to see Adam Wingard’s next monster mash-up a couple of weeks earlier. As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros has moved quickly to plug the gap in its schedule, bringing the release date of Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire forward by a couple of weeks to give the colossal monsters an opening weekend in which there are no other major releases and perhaps afford the film a longer run in cinemas.

We’re hoping that a new release date for Mickey 17 will land shortly. We’ll let you know when it does.

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