The Way Back is a film in which Affleck is seen in the role of a former basketball star that is widowed. The film was expected to start showing on the 18th of October. Warner Bros. has moved the release date by five months, and its new release date is the 6th of March 2020. The Way Back film’s rescheduled release date avoids the crowed schedule when films such as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Joker, Gemini Man release. The new year of March 2020 means the movie starts on the same day as the Onward, the Disney-Pixar film.

The Way Back – Great to Promote During the NBA and NCAA Season

The main reason for the five-month delay is that if gives Warner Bros. all the time they need to promote the movie during the NBA and NCAA season. Ben Affleck plays Jack Cunningham in the film; he is a former basketball all-star and is now widowed. The movie directed by Gavin O’Connor, The Way Back follows Jack (played by Affleck) on his journey and struggles with addiction. It shows his attempts to become a coach of the basketball team that will take him back to his former high school.
It is not the first time that Ben Affleck and Gavin O’Connor works together on a film-set, O’Connor was also the director of the 2016 movie called The Accountant. He is known for film directing of Miracle a film inspired by the drama in ice hockey as well as Warrior based on MMA.

Warner Bros Has Several Drama-Films Coming Out This Fall

Warner Bros made the decision based on many reasons, including more time to promote The Way Back. At the same time, the shift in release date is also due to the release of several adult-orientated films by the studio this fall. Upcoming releases include The Good Liar, Motherless Brooklyn, The Goldfinch and Just Mercy. There is also the possibility that Richard Jewell by Clint Eastwood could be ready before the end of the year. The publicity and marketing teams of the studio will also be kept busy by the Joker film, It: Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep.

New Releases and Great Films All Ben Affleck Fans Will Enjoy

The date moved to early next year means that the film with Affleck will get all the publicity and marketing attention it needs. Ben Affleck fans can watch Justice League in the meantime by Dee Rees The Last Thing He Wanted. In October he can be seen in Jay and the Silent Rob Reboot by Kevin Smith. O’Connor is the co-writer in The Way Back and produced the film with Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi, Jennifer Todd, Ravi Mehta and Ben Affleck. Executive producers include Jason Cloth and Aaron L Gilbert.