Hotel Transylvania 4 is going to be released a little earlier than expected. The movie is one of the titles that has been moved due to Sony Pictures’ schedule shuffling.
According to reports, Hotel Transylvania 4 will now be released on Aug. 6, 2021. It was originally slated to hit theaters on Dec. 22, 2021.
Why is the film premiering earlier?
The change of the release date is part of the producer’s efforts in coping with the worldwide pandemic. Due to the COVID-19 situation, production had to be shutdown affecting several titles lined up for filming this year.
Sony has not given an exact reason for the shuffle but it’s most likely because of the production delays of their other movies. Upcoming titles like Escape Room 2 and The Nightingale are now pushed back from its original release dates.
So with Hotel Transylvania 4 moved to an earlier date, it could mean that it will be finished before one of Sony’s live-action movies that is being delayed.
This also means that the computer-animated comedy continues to be in the works but most likely remotely.
What’s the story plot?
Nothing has been revealed yet regarding the fourth installment of the animated franchise. It appears its production company has been very discreet with the details.
However, fans of the movie series believe that the next film will pick up from the last events in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
The third movie ended with Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) falling in love with Ericka (voiced by Kathryn Hahn), daughter of his mortal enemy Van Helsing (voiced by Jim Gaffigan).
Based on that ending, it could mean that the monster family is going to get bigger and crazier. A monstrous wedding could happen especially since Drac proposed to Ericka. They could be sailing off to a honeymoon too.
There’s lots of potential storyline that the movie could go for. There are even theories that perhaps the fourth film will delve deeper into Drac’s backstory. In Summer Vacation, viewers were given a glimpse of the hotel owner’s past.
It showed Drac in the late 1800s being chased by Van Helsing. Considering he has a rich history, fans are curious about the patriarch’s life before settling down with Mavis’ (voiced by Selena Gomez) mother and having a daughter.
It’s an interesting plot to explore. However, nothing is confirmed yet so fans will just have to stay tuned.
Other Hotel Transylvania 4 casts expected to voice their characters again include Andy Samberg as Johnny, Kevin James as Frankenstein, David Spade as Griffin, Keegan-Michael Key as Murray, among others. HOt
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