Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ is one of the most anticipated releases not involving a franchise right now, and many people (myself included) have written of it being a potential Oscar contender. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, it’s a high profile project and November 21st couldn’t come soon enough for us. Well, Deadline reported here (and I confirmed via Box Office Mojo) that the film has been pushed out of 2012 entirely to an as of now unspecified 2013 release date, so the wait has just gotten longer. This is all likely due to making sure the visual effects are up to snuff, but after the jump I’ll get into whether or not this is reason to panic. Essentially, mostly this is bad in the sense that we’d wanted to see Cuarón’s latest film sooner, rather than later…
The key to this all will be to see where the film winds up in 2013. If it’s an early year release, then maybe it’s time to lessen expectations. If it’s a summer release, then perhaps it could go either way (though that suggests an even more epic profile than we may be expecting now), but if this is a full year delay to make sure the project is as good as it can be…then everybody wins! My guess is that this is what the case will be, but we won’t know just yet. Nobody panic though, Cuarón and Warner Brothers are hopefully just worrying about quality, nothing more and nothing less. If that’s the case, then I’m fully prepared to wait another 15 months or more if that’s what it takes.
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Tags: Alfonso Cuarón, delays, George Clooney, Gravity, Release date changes, sandra bullock