Now '50 Shades' Fans Will Have to Wait Even Longer to See the Film

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jamie dornan kissing jennifer morrison once upon a timeJamie getting his romance on in 'Once Upon a Time'Surprise, surprise! Due to Charlie Hunnam walking and the Christian Grey recasting fiasco ensuing, Fifty Shades of Grey's production start date has been pushed, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No matter that Jamie Dornan has signed on as the new leading man. There's no way it's humanly possible for everyone associated with the flick to get their acts together enough to begin filming next month as originally planned. So instead, they'll begin filming on Dec. 2.

Of course, this timeline shift has everyone wondering if it'll be possible for the studio to hold tight to the promised release date of August 1, 2014 ...

Sure, films can get turned over pretty quickly, especially when there are no big, complicated effects or stunts to worry about. But do fans really want a rush act? What does it really matter if the movie comes out next summer or next fall -- or even winter?

At this point, the worry that the studio must finish the film in order to capitalize on readers' interests is ridiculous. Either way, the movie is going to be coming out pretty much a full TWO years after Fifty Shades hit its peak fascination. Which means, either way, whether its released on August 1, September 1, or beyond, the studios are going to have to inspire new interest in the film itself vs. attempt to light an old flame for fans of the books. In other words, because they've had to push everything back, they'll have to make an even stronger case for us to see the movie. And as far as I'm concerned, that's GREAT news!

I want to know what the movie has to offer that the book didn't, because -- let's be honest -- the book was a pretty sad example of literature. I want to believe that the movie is going to take what E.L. James began, run with it, and make something even hotter, deeper, and more thought-provoking. Universal and Focus should embrace that opportunity!

That said, to hell with the original release date. I'm sure fans would agree ... They oughta take as much time as they need to make something worth watching!

How attached to that August 1 release date are you? Would you rather the movie came out later if it means it'll be better?


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Laure... Lauren0983

This is ridiculous. If they had the ability to move it this while time then they should've taken more time toactuly cast the roles PROPERLY! The actors playing Ana, Christian and Elliot are just awful and nothing like the characters in the books physically.

nonmember avatar Elyse

I'm really hoping for that release date because that's my 25th birthday! My plan was to celebrate it by watching it but if they change the release date then oh well. If they're promising to make the movieas awesome as they claim by pushing the release date then please so just that.

Stephanie Patterson

At this point I'm so over the movie and debating about dumping the books! This movie has been a disappointment after disappointment, and they haven't even started filming yet! Cancel it and move on!

Kitty Smith

very disappointed.....not the right cast sorry. Give the fans what they want.

Linda Chipman

I am not excited about the movie now, casting is is not as per the book, so why watch it. No interest here if it is delayed.

Bonnie Cooper

I don't care when it comes out. I will wait. I just want a good movie. I enjoyed the books.


Pauline Tate

why did she bother describing the characters for is she isnt going to cast them correctly, Anna desperately needs to be changed......

Pamela Hyche

I WAS looking forward to it but now could really care less,and just like twilight's movie's characters, these roles were NOT cast with what I had in mind for the characters,just not matching at all plus all the hype ugh


nonmember avatar Cathrine

If the cast remains the same till december 2 (meaning Jamie and Dakota) I think it would be better to stop the arrangements for the movie. The cast is awful, and I swear that I won't watch the movie with that cast.BETTER NOI MOVIE OR MOVIE WITH MATT BOMER AND ALEXIS BLEDEL.Fans have spoken.GIVE US WHAT WE WANT TO SEE!

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