‘The Great Gatsby’ Postpones Release to Summer 2013

By: Gabrielle Chung / August 6, 2012

'Great Gatsby' Set
Leo and Tobey drive around
On Set: 'Great Gatsby'
Tobey Maguire suits up to film ‘Great Gatsby.'
Leonardo DiCaprio will have to wait a little longer to see himself as Jay Gatsby on the silver screen.

Warner Bros. announced Monday that The Great Gatsby will debut in the summer of 2013 rather than this Christmas, as was previously scheduled.

“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,” the studio’s president of distribution Dan Fellman said in a statement.

International distribution chief Veronika Kwan Vanderberg added that the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptationwill be the perfect summer movie around the world.”

Despite the move, DiCaprio will still be popping up at the box office come Christmas.

The 37-year-old stars in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which is currently slated to be released on December 25.

In the movie, DiCaprio plays a cruel plantation owner during the pre-Civil War slave trade.

As for The Great Gastby? Though no specific release date has been announced, the Baz Luhrmann-helmed spectacle will likely be going head-to-head with big summer sequels to Iron Man, The Hangover, Star Trek and 300.

Will you go see The Great Gatsby next summer? Watch the movie’s trailer below, the sound off in the comments.

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