Release pushed back for James Gunn’s horror film BrightBurn
The release date of James Gunn’s BrightBurn has been pushed back by about six months. The horror film, which was to hit the theatres on November 30 this year, is now scheduled to release on May 24, 2019. This is a good date for release, though, being at the start of the long Memorial Day weekend in the US.
BrightBurn, produced by Gunn under Sony Pictures, will face off against Disney and Guy Ritchie’s liveaction Aladdin; Warner Bros’ video game adaptation MineCraft; and Fox’s Stuber. The last film has a cast led by Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, directed by Gunn.
There has been a lot of mystery around BrightBurn — it was set for a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, but that was cancelled after news broke that Disney had fired Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweets. BrightBurn stars Elizabeth Banks, and is helmed by David Yarovesky.
Incidentally, Gunn has been hired by Warner Bros and DC to write the next Suicide Squad film, with the possibility of him directing it, too, according to a report by Deadline.com.
James Gunn was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, but is now set to write Suicide Squad 2