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The Sopranos Movie Gets New Opening Date

Lost in the many devastations of 2020 was the delay of The Many Saints of Newark, the upcoming Sopranos‘ prequel film. Wednesday, Warner Bros. announced the film is now slated for a September 24, 2021 release in both theaters and on HBO Max.

Get excited.

“A look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano,” the synopsis begins. “Tensions rise between African Americans and Italian Americans in Newark, N.J., in 1967.”

The Sopranos is a Mount Rushmore series and considered by many experts to be the gold standard for television programming. The show’s creator, David Chase, is behind the upcoming film, which will feature many of The Sopranos’ most notable characters.

The announced returns include a young Tony Soprano (portrayed by James Gandolfini’s son Michael), Dickie Moltisanti, Johnny Soprano, Junior Soprano, Silvio Dante, Livia Soprano, Paulie Gualtieri, and Artie Bucco.

Hopefully, we will get an appearance from the chain-smoking, methodical Johnny Sack.

Between 2021 and 2022, The Sopranos prequel is set for release, Better Call Saul will conclude, and the Lord of the Rings series (Amazon) and House of the Dragon (HBO) will debut.

Of the four, which are you most looking forward to? Comment below:

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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  1. Sopranos Prequel in a landslide, those other programs can’t carry their water bottle. Why a 9/24 release though? By then we have college and NFL in full roar. Seems like a terrible time to attract maximum eyeballs. Release this film in the dead of summer when its hot as balls in 90% of America and there is nothing of value on live television.

    The Italians vs. the African American’s… That ought to be an interesting play in Joe Biden’s America. Let’s see how many of the cancel mob losers try to shut it down.

  2. It’ll be strange without James Gandolfini, but I’m glad his son is taking over the role.

    I am wondering how the Sopranos will play in this ultra-PC, cancel culture age. I doubt the original Sopranos series could be made today. I can think of multiple Sopranos scenes that would draw the ire of the cancel mob, as snowflake leftists are too stupid to understand the difference between depiction and promotion, If the new movie is politically-correct rather than theatrically brave (like the original series), I’d walk out of the theatre pissed off. Given the subject matter, I’m wondering just how true to the original the movie will be.

      • It worries me a bit with a full year delayed release date. Per the filmmakers the fall release is to better position it for awards season. But I’d not be surprised if certain changes are being made to the film, if not scenes being reshot, scenes being omitted to make this film a bit more rainbow nation friendly. As my NJ friend said, erase history if you don’t like it. There are millions of twitter obsessed people who cannot separate observation from judgement, “depiction from promotion” as you eloquently said.

        I’ve always loved Ken Burns documentaries because he tells it the way it happened, good and bad.

  3. I have no faith they will get this right. Just from the synopsis I have a bad feeling about the way they are going to take it.

    What’s funny is I’m on season 5 right now rewatching for the first time in a few years and the whole time I’m thinking “there’s no way this would be on tv in today’s pantywaist society.”

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