Given the 12 months 2020’s been, we’re all slightly fearful about Christmas. Sony Pictures is conscious of the concern, and has made the clever determination to put the Monster Hunter movie out on Christmas Day, so we now have one thing to actually deliver us all collectively in pleasure and good spirit.

IGN has confirmed the new launch date for the movie based mostly on the action-RPG games. Now, at the very least in the US, Monster Hunter will open in theaters and IMAX on December 25, moved up 5 days from the December 30 that was teased in the first trailer. Monster Hunter’s launch date has bounced round fairly a bit due to the pandemic, beginning at September 4, then leaping to April 23, 2021, earlier than coming again to December 30, and transferring ahead once more to December 25.

The Paul W. S. Anderson-directed blockbuster will now be in direct competitors with Wonder Woman 1984 and Disney’s Soul, each of which will probably be hitting streaming providers the similar day, the former HBO Max, the latter Disney Plus. If you’re in Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands, you’ll have the ability to catch Monster Hunter from December 3. Nothing on particular dates for UK and Ireland simply but, however we’ll preserve you knowledgeable.

The Monster Hunter movie continues Anderson ongoing collaboration with Milla Jovovich, who starred in all the Resident Evil live-action flicks. Jovovich is taking part in Captain Natalie Artmeis, whose army workforce will get stranded in the Monster Hunter dimension. She then pairs up with the in-universe hunter, performed by Tony Jaa, to hunt monsters and struggle a means dwelling for her workforce. Ron Perlman, of Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy fame, will probably be in it as the Major, and Palicoes will play a prominent role.

Here’s the newest trailer:

At least there’ll be one worthwhile reward this Christmas – right here’s the best adventure games, best survival games, and best multiplayer games to tide you over till then.