Sony Pictures has pushed back the release date of the upcoming film Charlie's Angels to November 2019. This version of Charlie's Angels will be a reboot of the original series that debuted in the late '70s and won't connect to the 2000 film that starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu.
For the upcoming movie, Elizabeth Banks will direct as well as appear in the movie as one of the Bosley characters. As for the angels themselves, Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart, and Ella Balinska have been cast in the main roles. Charlie's Angels was rumored to begin filming in April; however, Banks officially confirmed at the end of September that the film had just started production. While the filming start date had previously gotten pushed back, it now appears that the actual release date is being pushed back as well.
First reported by Deadline, the release date for Charlie's Angels has been delayed by about five weeks to the date November 1, 2019. The film was originally slated to open on September 27, 2019, but Sony has decided to move the film to November after Warner Bros. delayed Wonder Woman 1984 by seven months. It's also worth mentioning that November is the same month that the McG directed Charlie's Angels hit theaters back in 2000.
Even though it may be disappointing that Sony delayed the release of Charlie's Angels by a little more than a month, it could work out better for Sony. After all, this isn't the first time a movie studio has taken a better release date that had recently been vacated. For example, Baywatch was able to snag a summer release date of May 2017 after Paramount canceled the sequel to Terminator Genisys. Likewise, Disney decided to bring Avengers: Infinity War to theaters a week early to avoid the cramped month of May and to give Solo: A Star Wars Story a better chance to succeed. That being said, Charlie's Angels will now be released the same month as Kingsman 3 and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Fans might have to wait a little longer to see Charlie's Angels on the big screen, but hopefully this will ensure movie-goers get a proper film adaptation. ABC previously attempted to reboot the series in 2011 with a new Charlie's Angels TV show, but it was ultimately canceled after four episodes. Before that, McG's Charlie's Angels got a sequel that received mostly negative reviews. Besides the cast and the director, the story for Charlie's Angels has the potential to be a success. It is rumored that the new film may have more than three Angels and reveal a worldwide network of highly-skilled teams. So even though the film has been delayed, it isn't necessarily a bad sign for Charlie's Angels.
- Charlie's Angels (2019) release date: Nov 15, 2019