Terrible news everyone. As I am sure you gathered from the title, we have more delays for the theater version of the Evangelion movie. Which movie you ask? Take a wild guess. That’s right, Evangelion 3.333 You Can (Not) Redo has been delayed. Instead of its IMAX premiere today, it will instead be premiering tomorrow. Hah. Get clickbaited.
That’s right, we have a whole entire one day delay. On an Evangelion movie that has been out since 2012. How is this big news? Well, actually there are a couple reasons this is newsworthy, but I just want to take a moment and enjoy what may be the shortest delay we have had to deal with in what feels like forever.
Okay enjoyment over, let’s talk shop. Probably the most obvious reason this is (more or less) news worthy, is the fact people spent money on tickets for this event. Hell, people probably made plans around it. I realize it’s just one day, but when you only get one day off and all of a sudden that day’s plans are up in smoke, it’s a big deal. “Little” events like this are big to those they were important to.
That was probably an obvious point however. I’m pretty sure everyone at this point realizes that everyone goes through their own form of struggle and that no one person’s pain is invalid because it is “less” than another’s. I’ll save the philosophy of grief for another time. Though to be honest, Evangelion is probably the best place to talk about the philosophy of grief, but who cares.
The more grand reason this is newsworthy is the upcoming Evangelion 3.0+1.0. But first, let’s talk about what actually happened to cause the delays. We need to put everything in context.
What happened was that there was an audio issue with the film that was sent to theatres. Evidently, there were parts of the audio track missing in the version provided. TOHO and IMAX apologized for the error, and IMAX took full responsibility for it, stating that the error and delay was not caused by studio Khara.
That’s what we know so far. Regardless, TOHO and IMAX have stated that they are making sure this problem will not happen again with the upcoming Evangelion 3.0+1.0.
So why is all this important? I mean you probably know already, but I am a writer so I have to spell this out. There is a fear that this may happen with Evangelion 3.0+1.0’s release. Personally, I would not buy into that fear whatsoever. Errors like this happen all the time with films of all genres and mediums. The fact that they caught it with this one means they are going to be extra vigilant with the upcoming one. At least that’s the hope.
For now though, expect Evangelion 3.0+1.0 to be premiering January 23rd, right on schedule. Damnit, I just realized I don’t have tickets to it. Or Evangelion 3.33. How the hell did I mess this one up?
Houston based Sequential Art student who is stuck in the past. Has a habit of going off topic. Loves Berserk, Video Games, and literally nothing else.