Ad Astra gets a new release date

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Ad Astra gets yet another release date, this time it’s been pushed to September 20th. Here’s the news from Deadline.

No surprise here: Disney has pulled 20th Century Fox’s Brad Pitt astronaut film Ad Astra off the schedule temporarily. The pic was previously scheduled to open May 24.

This has been rumored for some time, with Deadline’s Nancy Tartaglione and Andreas Wiseman reporting that the pic would miss a Cannes Film Festival premiere because there’s still a lot of VFX works that needs to be completed. Director James Gray has even mentioned in interviews that May 24 was always a placeholder date (Fox initially had the pic dated earlier before moving to it Memorial Day back in January). We’ve heard that the pic could likely land a spot in the fall season, but it’s still a matter of when and a release date will be firmed up once Gray is finished with the movie.

Disney remains mum on the matter. It has the tentpole Aladdin on May 24, so it makes sense that Ad Astra is flying away from the date. Disney also Fox’s Ford v. Ferrari from James Mangold on November 15. That pic off its trailer generated plenty heat out of Disney’s CinemaCon session.

Ad Astra follows Astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Jamie Kennedy and Donald Sutherland co-star.

Regency Enterprises and Fox produced the movie with Bona Film Investment Company, which is handling China.

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