‘Gangster Squad’ May Be Pushed to January 2013

Current events surrounding the Aurora shooting have forced the studio to postpone the film due to a critical scene involving a movie theater shoot-out.

Gangster Squad may be moved to January 2013
Gangster Squad may be moved to January 2013
We reported yesterday that Warner Bros. was planning on delaying their upcoming crime drama Gangster Squad due to the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado during the The Dark Knight Rises premiere. Today, the studio confirmed they will delay the gangster movie, with January 11th 2013 being eyed as a possible release date.

The studio is planning on re-shooting a scene where theater goers try to escape the gunfire coming from behind a movie screen, in response to the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting that left 12 dead.

They are currently looking into several factors, including how quickly the cast can come back together for the re-shoot, and what other competing movies they may face at the box office. The only other project on the slate for January 11, 2013 is Paramount's Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

Gangster Squad was released January 11th, 2013 and stars Sean Penn, Holt McCallany, Wade Williams, James Hébert, Ambyr Childers, Josh Brolin, Mick Betancourt, Mac Brandt. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer.

Share this story yet?

0 0 0 0 0



Comments (125)

  1. Salemwolf711

    f*ck my life!

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag


    @narrator haha no one seems to have this Avatar either! I try to make sure of that!! I do still have the old Heath pic just in case! ;)

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. SpaceCowboy

    On the plus side, there's actually something to look forward to in January.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams


    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. CUPID

    Really dont care.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  6. Jimthar

    this is bullsh*t. i hope they at least release the dvd with both versions of the film on it.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  7. the Narrator

    Yeah, the new look threw me off for a while, but I think it suits you now. Still, the old avatar was legendary at the time, seeing as only you had it. @mcleve02

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. the Narrator

    Perfect way to describe us, @dan1. Defunct and f*cking awesome!

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  9. Dan

    @narrator Thanks. I'm happy with 2012 Movieweb. We're a dysfunctional family :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag


    @corey Just hope its good enough that it will stick in all of our minds!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  11. Corey W.

    NO! This looked like an awards film. It'll never win anything if it comes out in January.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag


    @christopher-lino As you should be!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @narrator I greatly agree! They made it more facebook like with the profiles, which is fine, they just are not as personal. But the improvements are great! Although, so people knew it was me, I should have put my old photo up there... I contacted a lot of the guys from our gang back in the day, and it took them awhile to know it was me!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  14. Ghostman

    I wonder how this will change the films narrative scope.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  15. the Narrator

    Nice avatar, @dan1.

    Yupp, @mcleve02. But thankfully we have a LOT of competent users now. While you were away in the '09 and '10 years, there was a LOT of garbage on the site. Between MW trying to tidy up and the actually intelligent user wandering in here and there, I must say this site has improved vastly (profile themes aside). :P

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. Christopher Lino

    LMAO - You're good - I'm a huge joker fan as well.

    3 years agoby @christopher-linoFlag

  17. Dan


    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. Nicholaus XX

    @the-movieghost -- Ah, all right. Let me know when you do, man.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  19. moviegeek

    They should have kept the scene in and just delaye the movie.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  20. the MovieGhost

    @bawnian-dexeus@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Wow, he's not kidding. Upon reading this article yesterday, I went to YouTube, found its Trailer and Favorited it. Just went back to check what Bawnian said and... yeah it's blocked.

    Oh and @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx, unfortunately I don't ATM. I'm working on remedying it but no one around me is hiring D:

    @felipe-11 iTunes Trailers dude ;D

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  21. Replicant

    @bawnian-dexeus@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx It's true, good thing I usually download the trailers I really like.

    @ROFLitschristian I completely agree, this is a complete spur of the moment decision, it's fresh now, but by september most people aren't really gonna care that much about the scene anyway (not to say that they don't care about the victims)

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  22. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- They're really taking this serious...

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Only found one with the theater shooting scene. The rest were either marked by the studio or requested to be removed

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Was looking for the trailer yesterday and they pulled most of them out because of that scene. Good lord.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. K.Guy

    It's really good to do this because it would have disturbed a lot of viewers. I'm gonna miss the scene, because it did look great. Hopefully the replacement scene will look as epic!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag


    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx If not, just ask again, I can always rewrite it!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  27. Nicholaus XX

    @mcleve02 -- I'll try to remember that. ;)

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag


    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx alright and when you do, MarkyMark111 is my gamer tag

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

From The Web