Wes Anderson’s next movie, “Asteroid City,” sets a summer 2023 release date

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Wes Anderson’s next movie, “Asteroid City,” sets a summer 2023 release date

A release date has been set for Wes Anderson’s next movie Asteroid City. Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie make their Anderson-directed cinematic debuts in this one. On the other hand, the seven-time Oscar-nominated director is teaming up once more with Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, and Adrien Brody. 

Asteroid City, the latest film from Wes Anderson, will be released in the summer, Focus Features has announced, just over a year after the project’s completion. The romantic dramedy’s limited theatrical run is expected to begin on June 16, 2023, while its general release is scheduled for June 23. Universal Pictures will handle the international distribution of the movie.

A Reflection of Life 

According to the Focus Features’ official synopsis, Asteroid City will be a beautiful reflection of what life is all about. It will describe the Junior Stargazer conference in a fictitious American desert hamlet in 1955. The gathering of students and parents from throughout the nation includes academic competitions, downtime/recreation, comedy, theatre, romance, and other activities. 

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Hanks, Robbie, and Anderson will be working together for the first time on this. Swinton, Norton, and Brody are returning to the writer-team director, as previously mentioned, along with Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeffrey Wright, and Fisher Stevens. Bryan Cranston, Hong Chau, Hope Davis, Matt Dillon, Jeff Goldblum, Maya Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Rupert Friend, Grace Edwards, Ethan Lee, Sophia Lillis, Stephen Park, Tony Revolori, Liev Schreiber, and Rita Wilson make up the cast of Asteroid City’s outstanding ensemble. The cast and premise of Asteroid City both promise a complex narrative with lively people in a period ripe for Anderson’s eccentric sensibility. 

The Red Flags

However, Asteroid City has release dates that might raise some red flags. It debuts the same day that Warner Bros. plans to release The Flash, the next superhero film. The movie competes against Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny a week later. These pose a significant challenge for Anderson and Focus Features because its two rivals are eagerly anticipated. The Flash is a superhero movie that has been developing for a while, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, based on the Harrison Ford-led franchise, already has an advantage over Asteroid City. Even if moviegoers and his masterfully crafted films adore Anderson are excellent, it is an ambitious objective to attain to compete favorably at the box office with The Flash, Indiana Jones, The Dial, and Destiny. 

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The likelihood that Anderson isn’t overly concerned with commercial success is very high. Given that Asteroid City’s projected budget is under $25 million, the movie can be something other than a box office smash to break even and profit. Given how well-liked Anderson’s previous work has done, Asteroid City is likely to perform at least moderately well compared to its rivals.

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