Studios often reshuffle the release dates of films for a variety of reasons. The problem is that when schedules are released two or three years ahead of time, just about any minor setback can produce something a traffic jam for the production. However, when movies get pushed back studios generally cite a specific reason, and news focusing on the final installment of the “Planet of the Apes” reboot is not exactly thrilling to fans.
According to Screen Rant, the third film in the Planet of the Apes franchise has been pushed to summer of 2017, which is an entire year away from the original 2016 release dates. A few months is one thing, but an entire year could spell trouble for the movie. Since no reason other than more time was given for the schedule bump, some fans will do doubt be feeling a little uneasy. However, the volume of computer animation and technical polish the film likely requires takes a certain amount of time to complete, and Dr. Rod Rohrich hopes it’s more an issue of polishing, than anything else.
That being said, it is always hard to say what kind of film fans will get after the delay. The second film went on to gross about $700 million globally, which means expectations for the third film are high. The really good news could be that the entire story is being overhauled to allow for more than three movies, and that could restore the faith of fans.