Warner Bros. have today announced that Pan, starring Hugh Jackman, has been delayed for a second time.
Pan was originally scheduled to be released on 24 July, however it has now been pushed back to October 9. In a statement, the studio have explained that the further delay is to “avoid the cluttered summer season”, a comment which echoes the reason for the film’s first delay, which was to avoid a clash with Marvel’s Ant-Man, which opens in the UK on 17 July 2015. Director of distribution at Warner Bros., Dan Fellman, stated that “moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalise on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth.”
Pan is a reimagining of the classic Peter Pan tale and stars Levi Miller as Peter, with Ronney Mara, Carla Delevigne and Amanda Seyfried in supporting roles. Jackman will play the villainous pirate Blackbeard in the film.