Warner has just pushed back the release date for Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins nearly a year after the original schedule. The film is now scheduled for theatrical release on October 6, 2017. The interesting thing about the delay is that it means Disney’s own Jungle Book adaptation, which is a CG/live-action take from Jon Favreau, will get first dibs on moviegoers’ eyes, as it will arrive some two years before Warners’
However, don’t let the fact that they’re both adaptations of the same book push you towards only watching one, as there may be key differences. For instance, Serkis’ take is said to be a much darker take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale. Additionally, his version will also feature a formidable cast list that includes the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, and Christian Bale. Although Disney’s take also boasts of its own impressive A-listers, with the likes of Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba all lending their voices.