The Great Gatsby was supposed to be part of Leonardo DiCaprio’s one-two Oscar punch last Christmas. With a Dec. 25 release date, it would have pitted him against himself in Django Unchained. But the film was abruptly shifted to this summer last August.
In a statement, Dan Feldman, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, said: “Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”
Some felt the date shift might have meant the film was in trouble. But according to the Los Angeles Times, the film was delayed so that producers could complete the 3D affects.
Well, the film is now being released May 10 and Warner Bros. has just dropped six new posters ahead of a new trailer later this week. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think in the comments.