“I hope that never happens”: Robert Pattinson’s Mickey 17 Delay Has Left Fans Worried After David Zaslav Cruelly Shelved John Cena Movie Forever

Robert Pattinson's Mickey 17 seems likely to share the same dark fate as John Cena starrer

“I hope that never happens”: Robert Pattinson’s Mickey 17 Delay Has Left Fans Worried After David Zaslav Cruelly Shelved John Cena Movie Forever


  • The SAG-AFTRA strikes have had a detrimental impact on Hollywood, with many movies facing the axe.
  • John Cena-starrer, Coyote v. Acme, was one of the movies shelved by Warner Bros. Studios in spite of being complete.
  • Robert Pattinson's next flick, Mickey 17, is a movie that faces the prospect of being shelved.
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The shockwaves generated by the SAG-AFTRA strike can still be felt in Hollywood. The aftermath of the protest is there for everyone to see. Various projects have gone off course in the aftermath of the protest of the scale which had never been before.


Even a studio of the stature of Warner Bros. is feeling the heat. And fans are worried that the protest might witness the cancellation of Robert Pattinson’s next movie, following the same fate as a John Cena starrer.

Robert Pattinson is all set to star in a movie based on Edward Ashton’s novel

Robert Pattinson in The Batman (2022)
Robert Pattinson is all set for his next rodeo

Robert Pattinson’s next, Mickey 17, is based on Edward Ashton’s Mickey7 that hit the shelves in 2022. It didn’t take long for people to confirm that a movie was under works, with none other than Bong Joon-Ho taking the reins of direction and writing in his own hands.


If that wasn’t enough to make people fall in love with the idea of the project, Robert Pattinson himself was all set to star in the project. The Twilight star’s long list of fans were raring to see their favorite star back in action. Much to their dismay, it seems likely that their hopes might be dashed to the ground.

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The SAG-AFTRA strike seems likely to have an impact on Hollywood

SAG-AFTRA is still on strike
The shockwaves of the SAG-AFTRA are still there to be felt

Mickey 17 was slated to be released on March 29, 2024, by Warner Bros. Pictures. But times have not been kind to the studio. Times have been tumultuous. And those tumultuous times have witnessed the scrapping of a few projects.


One of the projects that faced the axe was a movie produced by James Gunn and starring John Cena. Warner Bros. Discovery, under the leadership of David Zaslav, shelved the project, in spite of the fact that the movie was almost fully completed.

Also Read: Matt Reeves Reveals Reason Robert Pattinson’s Batman Doesn’t Growl Like Ben Affleck, Christian Bale

Fans hope Mickey 17 is not shelved

Robert Pattinson in Mickey 17
Robert Pattinson’s Mickey 17 is looking down the end of a barrel

Coyote v. Acme, a $30 million movie that revolves around the classic Looney Tunes character, showcasing them in a new light, was shelved for the sake of a tax write-off. The movie shared the same fate as Batgirl. And fans are scared that Mickey 17 would share the same fate.


The times are uncertain. No one can be sure what is going to happen. The movie directed by Bong Joon-Ho is currently in post-production. We can only hope that it doesn’t share the same fate as Batgirl. 

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Written by Smriti Sneh

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Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Fandom Wire specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature research scholar, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worth through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.