A few days ago, Bollywood Hungama was the first one to tell you that Warner Bros has decided to release some of its films without waiting for the key market of Delhi to open. The plan was to release Mortal Kombat on July 30, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It on August 6 and The Suicide Squad on August 13. A few hours after our story went live, the Delhi government announced that cinema halls would be allowed to function at 50% capacity from today in the capital city.
Bollywood Hungama has now learnt that thereâ€™s a slight change in plan. A source told us, â€œThe team of Warner Bros has decided to interchange the release dates of The Suicide Squad and that of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. The latter would now release in the Independence Day week, on August 13.
As for The Suicide Squad, itâ€™ll now arrive on August 5.â€ Interestingly, the film releases in the USA and in most major markets on August 6. Itâ€™ll also release on HBO Max overseas on August 6. The source added, â€œViewers in India couldnâ€™t watch so many Hollywood films on time as theatres were shut. Now theyâ€™ll be able to see The Suicide Squad a day before its USA release, that too on the big screen. The film is directed by James Gunn and has a great star cast. The trailers look promising. Thereâ€™s hope that this film can bring audiences to cinemas.â€
As for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, itâ€™ll now release a week later. The source said, â€œHopefully, by then, if Mumbai is open, this horror flick would get a wider release. The franchise has a following in India and the trade is hopeful that itâ€™ll find an audience, although itâ€™s coming more than 2 months late in the cinemas.â€
Meanwhile, thereâ€™s buzz in the trade that after Warner Bros, other Hollywood studios would also announce the release dates of their respective films this week. A trade expert said, â€œThe films are releasing despite the big market of Mumbai being shut. Hereâ€™s hoping it opens up soon. Only when that happens will the monstrous biggie Fast & Furious 9, Akshay Kumarâ€™s Bellbottom and other films would arrive on the big screen.â€
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