50 Shades of Grey Movie release date moved to Valentine?s Day 2015
Posted by FiftyShades on November 15th, 2013
It’s official. The troubled 50 Shades of Grey movie will not be shown as expected on August 1st 2014. Sadly, the movie’s release date will now not be until Valentine’s Day weekend of 2015. How disappointing for fans that this movie which has been dogged with problems and late casting announcements.
The movie, which stars Irish actor, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, has been what can only be described as fraught with problems. The much-awaited announcement came on September 2nd of this year that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson would play the leads after months of speculation. From there, outraged fans launched a petition to raise opposition to this casting. Then at the end of September, Charlie Hunnam withdrew from the citing scheduling clashes (although we are yet to establish that as the truth and we may never know) and the race was on to find a replacement. Dakota Johnson has remained loyal to the movie and stood back as Jamie Dornan was announced as Charlie’s replacement.
Rumor is rife with Universal denying that the release date has been pushed back due to the hole caused by Charlie’s withdrawal from the role. Filming was due to start in Vancouver at the beginning of this month, however, that was announced as we reported as being pushed back to December.
As much of the popularity of the books is global, fans are going to be yet again disappointed at this news. With over 80,000 signatures on a petition after the announcement of Charlie playing the main male lead, there has been one setback after another. This latest one is not going to do anything for disgruntled fans.