Ukraine crisis prompts film majors to pause Russia releases
Russia’s military action has forced film production majors to halt the release of their latest flicks in Russia
The Russian aggression on Ukraine has angered almost everyone in the world. With Russia’s military pounding Ukraine’s cities and killing hapless civilians, it is high time that the war needs to come to an end. Various nations around have condemned Russia for the attack on Ukraine, and even the film production majors are giving Russia the cold shoulder.
Warner Bros, which is expected to bring to cinemas around the world, its most recent flick, The Batman, has decided against releasing the film in Russia. One of the most anticipated superhero films of the year, The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz in pivotal roles. Positioned as a novel take on the caped crusader The Batman releases on March 4.
Warner Bros, however, has decided to give theatres in Russia the miss. A statement that it is against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the decision has made sure that The Batman will not play in Russian theatres.
Going by what the film production major believes, the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has prompted WarnerMedia to pause the release of its feature film ‘The Batman’ in Russia.
Warner Bros, Disney, Sony halt film releases in Russia
Joining Warner Bros is Disney as it sees Russia a terrain it does not want to have its flicks released. Disney has put in abeyance the release of the latest Pixar flick ‘Turning Red’ in Putin territory. Scheduled for release on March 10, the film is headed for streaming on Disney Plus.
Sony is also reportedly charting out plans to halt the release of its Jared Leto starrer Morbius, owing to the ongoing “military action in Ukraine and the resulting uncertainty and humanitarian crisis unfolding in that region”.
Entertainment industry angered over Russia act
Ukraine has called upon the entertainment fraternity to boycott the Russian movie market. The film production majors deciding to keep on Russian terrain is in a way their protest against the Russian aggression in Ukraine. The situation has turned out to be dangerous with Russian military advancing through the cities of Ukraine and bombing everything in the way.
While the world awaits a peaceful resolution, it is now up to President Putin to usher in sense, so that hapless civilians are not reduced to being just collateral damage. Many have already lost their lives, but hope reigns supreme. Though sports bodies, entertainment houses and all those concerned are doing their bit to see ceasefire prevail, it looks like President Putin has different plans.
Entertainment – Digpu News