Yet another major movie release has been delayed.
It has been announced that the upcoming Resident Evil movie, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has been delayed until the 24th of November 2021. This is a pretty significant delay, as the live-action reboot movie was initially due to release on September 3rd this year, but has unfortunately been pushed back by Sony Pictures.
While news of this delay will no doubt be disappointing to many fans of the franchise, this new Resident Evil movie will still arrive in 2021, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the series. This means it will still serve as a nice way to mark the significant milestone of the first Resident Evil game turning 25.
News broke earlier in the month that revealed that the movie will allegedly serve as an adaptation of elements from the first two entries in the popular zombie series. At the time of writing, Sony hasn’t provided an official reason for the delay, but it is most likely to allow for a proper cinematic release as worldwide lockdown restrictions start to ease.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be directed by Johannes Roberts, with Robert Kulzer producing. The movie is set to star Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, and Neal McDonough as William Birkin.
This delay follows the news of delays announced for the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot movie and the Venom sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Mortal Kombat has been pushed back from releasing on April 16th to drop a week later on April 23rd.
And Venom: Let There Be Carnage is now due to be released on September 24th, a week after its initial date of September 27th.
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