Warner Bros. rescheduled the release date for “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
The historical drama, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, will begin on February 12, 2021. Prior to the announcement on Tuesday night, the studio delayed the film in early 2021, but did not set an exact date. “Judas and the Black Messiah” was originally scheduled for August 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.
“Judas and the Black Messiah,” along with the rest of the Warner Bros. list. for the next 12 months, it lands simultaneously on the company’s HBO Max streaming service and in theaters. “Wonder Woman 1984”, “Dune” and “The Matrix 4” are among the 18 films that follow the hybrid strategy of day and date. These titles will be available on HBO Max for one month.
Warner Bros. he recently made additional changes to his calendar, shifting around plans for “Mortal Kombat,” “Tom and Jerry,” and Hugh Jackman’s science-fiction drama “Reminiscence.” “Reminiscence” has been removed from the release schedule, while the other two films have been moved to new dates in 2021.
“Judas and the Black Messiah” was directed by Shaka King and written by King and Will Berson, based on a story by King, Berson and brothers Kenny and Keith Lucas. The film is based on the life and assassination of Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton. Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback and Martin Sheen complete the cast.
Ryan Coogler, the director of the Marvel superhero “Black Panther”, produced the film. In a virtual panel in August, he said he was “amazed” when King launched the project.
“President Fred Hampton is someone whose life’s work and the story of his assassination have been relevant since that day. [it] it has happened and continues to become more relevant in context, ”Coogler said. “But I think Shaka’s point of view and the way he wanted to tell the story were also extremely relevant.”