We take stock of the films postponed to the beginning of the year 2022. From French comedy (Le Bon Dieu 3, Rumba la vie …) to blockbusters (Morbius, John Wick 4 …), the list of longs lengths, shifted due to the sanitary context, is getting longer.
What films are postponed to 2022? DashFUN takes stock, while the Omicron variant seems to be shaking up cinema release schedules in France and around the world.
At the same time, some films choose to bring their release forward, like Super-heroes in spite of himself by Philippe Lacheau who takes the slot left vacant Le Bon Dieu 3. In the wake of Super-heroes in spite of himself, Les Vedettes du Palmashow is also bringing its release forward by one week, taking up the date of this film (thus passing from February 9 to 2, 2022).
This list will be regularly updated. Summary, with contributions from Vincent Formica and Marine de Guilhermier.
What have we all done to the good god?
It is one of the biggest French comedies expected this year (see our complete file on the 20 most awaited French comedies) which decided to shift: What did we all do to the good god?, 3rd opus in the saga which has accumulated to date more than 18 million admissions in 2 films. Instead of February 2, 2022, the film shifts 2 months, opting for April 6, 2022.
At the same time, Superhero in spite of himself brings its release forward by a week, in order to take up the release date left vacant by Le Bon Dieu 3. Philippe Lacheau’s film will therefore be released on February 2, instead of February 9, 2022.
Simone, the journey of the century
New shift for the release of Simone, the journey of the century, Olivier Dahan’s next film! Originally scheduled for March 2021, then October 2021, then February 2022, the biopic worn by Elsa Zylberstein will finally be visible on the big screen in the fall of 2022. This film being a big budget, the choice was made to favor a period when the spread of the virus is expected to be less.
For the record, the film highlights the fate of Simone Veil, her childhood, her political battles, her tragedies. The epic and intimate portrait of a woman with an extraordinary journey who shook her time by defending a humanist message that is still extremely topical.
Last minute deprogramming for Building Permits. While the promotion and other poster campaign had started, Building Permit is shifting to March, precisely March 9, 2022, instead of a release on Wednesday January 19, 2022.
The pitch of this film co-written by the tandem Eric Fraticelli and Didier Bourdon (also headlining): Dentist in Paris, Romain has just lost his father, whom he has not seen for years. To his surprise, the latter left him a piece of land as an inheritance, as well as a last wish: to build the house where he would have liked to end his days. Only problem: this land is located in Corsica.
Scheduled for release on January 19, Rumba la vie, a new comedy written and directed by Franck Dubosc, has seen its release postponed. It is one of the first French films, in 2022, to have made this decision.
The film will finally benefit from a summer release, set for August 24, 2022. The tour that was to launch the film has also been canceled, and will be rescheduled this summer with, in particular, outdoor screenings.
Franck Dubosc posted a video on his Facebook page at the end of December 2021 to give some explanations on this choice. He indicates that it was decided “because of all this context”, and that he “does not want to sacrifice it”. “We can not risk this month of January which we do not yet know the ins and outs of what we will have to do,” he continues.
Fans of the vampire Morbius will still have to take their troubles patiently. Shifted several times because of the pandemic, the film worn by Oscar winner Jared Leto has just been postponed once again.
It is no longer January 26, 2022, but next March 30 that the character introduced in the Marvel comics as the enemy of Spider-Man will land on the big screen in France. In the United States, it goes from January 28 to April 1.
John wick 4
John Wick 4 sees its release postponed … by a year! The franchise’s anticipated sequel starring Keanu Reeves (currently showing on Matrix Resurrections) runs from May 2022 to March 2023.
The reason for this delay was not specified. Filming for the film was thought to be completed in November 2021, but according to Deadline additional shots are scheduled in Japan. This postponement could be explained by the wish not to …