Staff have delayed film 3 times due to COVID-19, state of emergency in Japan
The Gundam.info portal site revealed on Tuesday that the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film will now open on June 11.
The film was previously delayed three times. The movie was originally slated to open in Japan on July 23, but was delayed due to COVID-19. The film was delayed in April from May 7 to May 21, and was then delayed again last month due to the extended state of emergency declared in Japan. The current state of emergency is scheduled to last until June 20.
The film was originally planned to play in 214 theaters, a franchise-record high. Some theaters will screen the film in 4D and Dolby Cinema starting on opening day. Dolby Cinemas will also screen the first 15 minutes and 53 seconds of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack before…