Looks like Ari Aster’s next film, Midsommar, is going to be coming out sooner than initially thought. News broke this afternoon that the film was going to be moving from August 9th, 2019 up to July 3rd, 2019. This comes as a surprise to members of the film community as July 4th weekend is usually reserved for larger more favorable blockbuster geared movies. Moving the movie is now putting the film directly up against the Marvel‘s follow up to Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, which comes out July 5th.
A24, the producing company, must know something we don’t, betting on putting a film considered indie horror against the monster that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This will be Ari Aster’s second major directional debut having directed ‘Hereditary’ previously. Much like Jordan Peele’s recent horror follow up ‘Us’, fans are eager to see if Aster is one hit wonder or is truly a new master in the horror genre.
Midsommar centers around “A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip where things quickly go awry.” and stars Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, and Jack Reynor.
Directed by Ari Aster, Midsommar stars Florence Pugh as Dani, Jack Reynor as Christian, William Jackson Harper as Mark, Will Poulter as Josh, as well as Vilhelm Blomgren, Ellora Torchia, and Archie Madekwe. Check the synopsis below:
“The summer film centers around a vacationing couple in a small Swedish village. The trip starts out slightly idyllic as main character Dani, played by Florence Pugh, becomes acquainted with the town. But as her time lingers she becomes increasingly more suspicious of their neighbors as its cult-like tendencies become apparent”
Midsommar is scheduled to be released on July 3rd, 2019.
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