THE CROW Reboot Delayed By Lionsgate As SAW XI Is Also Pushed Back By More Than A Year

THE CROW Reboot Delayed By Lionsgate As SAW XI Is Also Pushed Back By More Than A Year THE CROW Reboot Delayed By Lionsgate As SAW XI Is Also Pushed Back By More Than A Year

Lionsgate has made some changes to its 2024 slate, shifting The Crow reboot to later in the summer and delaying the next instalment of Saw by more than a year. Find more details on both movies right here!

By JoshWilding - Apr 10, 2024 06:04 PM EST
Filed Under: The Crow
Source: Fear HQ

With CinemaCon in full swing, Lionsgate has revealed (via that The Crow and Saw XI have both been hit by release date delays. 

The Crow was supposed to arrive in theaters on June 7; now, it moves to August 23, leaving the reboot to share that weekend with Blink Twice and The Forge (neither of which should prove to be particularly strong competition). 

This was likely a wise move by Lionsgate as The Crow flies away from Bad Boys: Ride or Die, Ballerina, Hit Man, and The Watchers in what looks to be a surprisingly busy June weekend for new releases. 

While the trailer split opinions, word out of CinemaCon is that the reboot might be better than expected...

In other horror news, Saw XI, has been moved by an entire year from September 27, 2024, to September 26, 2025. 

Saw X surprised everyone by receiving positive reviews (after years of the franchise - including the reboot Spiral - being panned) and grossing an impressive $110 million worldwide. All those bad Saw movies typically came out within a year of their predecessor, so some extra breathing room should benefit the next chapter in the long-running horror series.

Here's how Lionsgate broke the news about Saw XI's release date delay:

Saw XI plot details are being kept under wraps, though the previous instalment brought Jigsaw back by setting the story in the past. There are only so many gaps in the timeline for that, so don't be surprised if the spotlight shifts to a new antagonist for this effort. 

And, in case you missed it, here's that divisive first teaser trailer for The Crow...

Bill Skarsgård takes on the iconic role of THE CROW in this modern reimagining of the original graphic novel by James O’Barr.

 Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right.

The Crow is directed by Rupert Sanders from a script by Zach Baylin and Will Schneider. Bill Skarsgård plays Eric Draven alongside FKA Twigs as Shelly Webster, his ill-fated love. The supporting cast includes Danny Huston, Isabella Wei, Laura Birn, and Sami Bouajila.

The Crow is set to arrive in theaters on June 7 August 23.

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harryba11zack - 4/10/2024, 6:09 PM
Delayed cause it sucks balls
HulkisHoly - 4/10/2024, 6:12 PM
@harryba11zack -

TheLight - 4/10/2024, 6:59 PM
@harryba11zack - I smell a whole bunch of reshoots in its future.
Feralwookiee - 4/10/2024, 7:01 PM
@harryba11zack - It looks pretty shit.

The budget is "only" 50 million.
What's the odds we get to around June and they just cut their losses and dump this on streaming?
harryba11zack - 4/10/2024, 7:10 PM
@TheLight - woud that fix the bad haircut and the crying eye nipple tattoo?
TheLight - 4/10/2024, 7:43 PM
@harryba11zack - That would put them over budget😂.
TheNewYorker - 4/10/2024, 7:56 PM
@harryba11zack - exactly.
JonAwesome - 4/10/2024, 8:03 PM
@harryba11zack - maybe they are gonna go back and redub all the names so it’s not Eric and Shelly’s story but some other people.
IAmAHoot - 4/10/2024, 11:13 PM
@harryba11zack - The original is not the masterpiece most people seem to think it is. It really very isn’t.
harryba11zack - 4/10/2024, 11:18 PM
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90caliber - 4/10/2024, 11:22 PM
@harryba11zack - The original director of The Crow said something like - Its only a special movie because of Brandon Lee and how he was on the cusp of superstardom and his life was cut short.Just like his father. That's not a quote. I agree with that sentiment though. Leave this movie alone. We should all be dust before they remake it.
IAmAHoot - 4/11/2024, 12:17 AM
@harryba11zack - It does not hold up for a fresh first viewing today like you might think it does... And that does matter. Even if you've seen it prior, it is an eye-rollingly aged film.
ObserverIO - 4/11/2024, 5:42 AM
@harryba11zack - They really need to Ugly Sonic this. Get rid of the tats and ADR the names to something else.
ObserverIO - 4/11/2024, 5:49 AM
@IAmAHoot - I watched it last month. Held up. It's aged in that it's set in the '90s, but then Casablanca has aged in that it's set in wartime. The Crow is a genuine classic and cannot be repeated.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/10/2024, 6:14 PM
CGIing out the tattoos.
Feralwookiee - 4/10/2024, 6:54 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - Probably cgiing IN MORE.

And maybe giving him boobs too, because it's 2024, why not? 🤣
ThorArms - 4/10/2024, 6:17 PM
Makes sense, all those films are vying for the same audience. I'd expect another one to move too (not Bad Boys)
DarthOmega - 4/10/2024, 6:19 PM
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TheVisionary25 - 4/10/2024, 6:20 PM
No interest in SAW but it’s understandable they moved the Crow due to competition in a somewhat crowded June , especially Bad Boys for Life and A Quiet Place:Day One.

I personally think it looks alright honestly and will give it a shot!!.

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I like that it doesn’t seem like a remake of the 90’s film (even though it’s been marketed as such which is wrong imo) but it’s own story with the characters of Eric & Shelley at the center.
AnthonyVonGeek - 4/10/2024, 6:22 PM
The Crow “delayed”?
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Malatrova15 - 4/10/2024, 6:25 PM
marvel72 - 4/10/2024, 6:27 PM
Oh well,the original is coming out on 4K Blu-Ray in May, that is all I need.
grif - 4/10/2024, 6:37 PM
lmfao death sentence.

this is the month where movies go to die. a dumping ground for undesirables.

they are aware of peoples displeasure with it and will not chance it up against big summer films
HashTagSwagg - 4/10/2024, 6:52 PM
When a 50 year old dude is using phrases like "goes hard", he's not giving you his actual opinion he's telling you what his employers think we want to hear.
SheepishOne - 4/10/2024, 6:56 PM
Just drop the Crow. It's not worth it.

If you absolutely have to do something with it, drop it on streaming.

It was a bad idea. Just all the way around.
TheVisionary25 - 4/10/2024, 7:26 PM
@SheepishOne - why was it a bad idea , just because of Brandon’s Lees death?.

I understand that his performance is a big part of the legacy of the original and his untimely death looms large over the franchise but there have been other sequels made (regardless of quality) so it seems unfair not for anyone today to touch it again.

Plus , it seems like it could be better then expected going by the tweet so we’ll see.
SheepishOne - 4/10/2024, 11:09 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I meant more that this particular contemporary iteration was a bad idea. There is a world where a remake of The Crow is very good. But this looks like something that belongs in the SPUMC.

It just feels especially insulting to Lee's Legacy that this looks so lazy. What, creatively, justifies this remake?

I obviously haven't seen the movie. But from what I have seen from the marketing and the trailer, it looks rough.
TheVisionary25 - 4/10/2024, 11:19 PM
@SheepishOne - that’s fair

Maybe the backlash won’t be as much if they used different characters…

The comic premise gives that opportunity
bl0odwerk - 4/10/2024, 6:59 PM
Gonna memory hole this shit. Watch.
SirDuckAlot - 4/10/2024, 7:01 PM
Just rather scrap it for tax purposes. Looks like utter dog shit.
dragon316 - 4/10/2024, 9:39 PM
Hate to say it should be cancelled
Waifuslayer - 4/10/2024, 9:53 PM
Just cancel it and save yourself from the embarrassment and fan rage.
TheJester187 - 4/10/2024, 9:57 PM
@Waifuslayer - wishful thinking like your avatar. Never in life will you touch that.
Waifuslayer - 4/10/2024, 10:26 PM
@TheJester187 - bitch I saw The Crow in the theater during it's original release. If you say you're a fan and think this new one looks like anything other than pure dog shit, then you have the mental ability of a retarded jellyfish.

Waifuslayer - 4/10/2024, 10:27 PM
@TheJester187 - oh and by the way, I'm married and my wife is Korean so suck my balls, loser.
TheJester187 - 4/21/2024, 6:47 PM
@Waifuslayer - I hope she divorces your goofy ass and gets everything and them babies. Loser wifing a foreigner off the airboat. Lmao your the real clown.
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