Chris Pratt’s Garfield Movie Release Date Delayed by Sony
It’s not even Monday, yet Sony Pictures just delivered some bummer news to fans of the Garfield franchise. On Friday, the studio announced that its animated reboot of Garfield will make a big appearance in theaters several months later than previously-planned. Instead of bowing on February 16, 2024, the film has now been delayed to the Dedication Day few days of May 24, 2024. This means that the world should wait just some time longer to see the new film, which has proactively broken the Internet with the announcement that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will voice the titular person’s father.
The Garfield movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson as the newly-created character of Garfield’s father, Vic. Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Nicholas Hoult (The Great), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live) and Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) have all been cast in right now obscure roles.
Mark Dindal of The Ruler’s New Depression and Chicken Little will coordinate the film which features a script by David Reynolds, the Institute Grant nominated co-writer of Finding Nemo and other animated films like Atlantis: The Lost Domain and Mulan. Alcon Entertainment previously gained the rights to Garfield from creator Jim Davis, who will executive produce. John Cohen, Steven P. Wegner, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Namit Malhotra and Tom Jacomb will create the film while Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost will serve as executive producers.
This new Garfield movie will stamp the latest cinematic endeavor for the Jim Davis-created comic strip character, after he previously starred in two live-activity/animated crossover films made by 20th Century Fox — Garfield and Garfield: A Story of Two Kitties. Both saw Bill Murray voicing the titular cat.
Garfield is just one of several upcoming movies that was moved around by Sony on Friday, with the studio also announcing new shifts for three Wonder movies, including Kraven the Tracker and Madame Web. The sci-fi show 65 had its release date climbed by over a month, while the studio handed out release dates to a new Karate Youngster movie and the next Searching film, Missing.
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As mentioned above, Garfield will presently be released in theaters on May 24, 2024.