AUGH! This is annoying.
â€œStargateâ€ movies delayed
The direct-to-home-theater â€œStargateâ€ movies are comingâ€“but itâ€™s going to take a bit longer than expected.
20th Century Fox told Gateworld that the first movie, â€œStargate: The Ark of Truthâ€ has been pushed back until early 2008 and that the next film â€œStargate: Continuumâ€ will also be delayed. Tentative release dates are now March and October of next year, respectively.
â€œArk of Truthâ€ is set to resolve the two-year long story arc concerning the Ori and was eagerly anticipated by â€œStargateâ€ fans. No official word yet on why the movies have been delayed. â€œThe Ark of Truthâ€ has been in post-production for several weeks now and â€œContinuumâ€ just finished up principal filming a few weeks ago.
There is some good news for SG-1 fans. On his TV Guide Blog, actor Michael Shanks stated that should the movies perform well, the studio is interested in producing two direct-to-home-theater â€œStargate SG-1â€³ films a year. Shanks told fans to â€œcross their fingers.â€ It probably wouldnâ€™t hurt to buy the disc when it comes out either.
There is some speculation that the studio could order a third direct-to-home-theater â€œSG-1â€³ movie before the release of the â€œThe Ark of Truth.â€
Weâ€™ll keep our eyes and ears open for any details and firm release dates as they become available.
What the delay may do, though, is provide some room in the Atlantis scripts for ‘teasers’ about the movies – just little mentions here and there about what’s going on in the Ori fight, potentially drumming up some further demand. That could be cool.
And if it gives them time for another “direct to home theater” project, I’m okay with that, too. Though I have no idea what format “direct to home theater” refers to.
[tags]Stargate SG-1, Ori, Atlantis, direct to DVD[/tags]