Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Delayed

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Release dates are a tricky thing. They’re constantly rearranged based on what’s coming out around the same time, so it’s not unusual for films and games to have their release dates changed multiple times based only on competition. Sadly, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is the latest movie to have its release date changed.

The upcoming reboot of the film series will stick closer to the source material, adapting the first two games of the series (although, given that most films clock in at the 90-120 minute mark, how faithfully remains to be seen), and has a lot of people excited not just because of what we’ve seen from the set, including faithful recreations of sets and weapons, and even elements like herbs – but from the confirmed (or rumored) appearances of classic characters, some of which we haven’t seen on the big screen before, like Lisa Trevor.

The game was pulled forward to a September 3rd release date earlier this year, but there are some juggernauts even Chris Redfield would run from, and in that case that’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Their latest film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – was pushed back from its original release date to September 3rd last week, and with Marvel becoming such a phenomenon over the past decade, just about any movie hoping for a big box-office return would be wise to try and avoid directly competing with Marvel. After all horror films are a relatively niche market compared to superhero movies, and it’d be a smart move for Resident Evil to release at a time when there’s less competition.

There’s no release date for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City just yet, but we’ll keep you posted on this one. Unless we all get turned into zombies.

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