Emily Blunt’s Take on the Wolfman Delays

“It just needed more time.”

Emily Blunt, who stars as Gwen Conliffe in Universal Pictures’ redo The Wolfman, has a theory on why we had to wait so long to see the film.

“I think with a film like that, because there are special effects and it’s a big movie, you can’t accelerate its release date,” she explained to Shock Till You Drop this afternoon, offering a culinary analogy. “It’s not fair and so I think it just needed some more time. They needed to cook a little bit more. But the film is so good, so I’m really happy that they waited and I think it’s the best time for people to see it. This fall is all about the awards seasons and all of that, so I don’t know if it’s that kind of film. It’s not. It’s a werewolf movie.”

The Wolfman, directed by Joe Johnston, is ultimately pouncing onto the theatrical circuit nationwide on February 12. “It’s a brilliant…more of a throwback to the old Lon Chaney films and it’s classic and gothic and eerie but I don’t think it competes with the slasher movies in that way because I think it’s better. I did my job, they loved the movie so, I almost feel this is the best time because I feel like more people are going to see it in February anyway.”

Blunt admits she’s unsure why new editors were brought in to tinker with the film. “I don’t know what happens behind those scenes. I think it’s important to get as many influences as possible of a film of that scale, with that much effects that need to take place.”

The actress shares the screen with leading man Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving. For photos, trailers and poster art, click here!

Source: Perri Nemiroff, Ryan Rotten