What’s even more difficult than waiting for movies with firm release dates is waiting for movies that for one reason or another are in post-production limbo. Whether this means that they’re still being edited or are having difficulty finding a distributor, some films take a bit longer to get from set to screen than others.
As if this moment, we are currently waiting on four – yes, that’s right, four – films featuring Sebastian Stan that are in post-production. While one is slated for a release later this year, the others have a release date that can be best summed up as ?♀️.
Today, I will walk you through what we’re currently missing out on in hopes that if we put enough gimmie hands energy out into the world that we might receive them sooner rather than later.
I’m Not Here
I’m Not Here stars both Sebastian and J.K. Simmons in the same role as a man named Steve, with Sebastian playing a younger Steve in flashbacks.
Steve is a morally complex man who is haunted by every object in his home, each one reminding him about a specific event in his life. He uses these memories, these connections, in an attempt to figure how he became so broken and alone.
This honestly sounds like the sort of movie that could either be done really well and be enjoyable and thought provoking, or one done poorly and wrought with melodrama. The few reviews of the film that exist seem to view it in a favourable light, and I for one would like to find out for myself!
Anticipated Release Date: Who’s to say? It was shown at a couple of film festivals in late 2017 and early 2018, but little noise has been made about it since. C’mon, I want to see that blond hair in action!
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle takes its name and premise from Shirley Jackson’s 1962 mystery novel of the same name. The book is written in the voice of 18-year-old Merricat Blackwood, who lives with her older sister, Constance, and their uncle, Julian, in an estate in Vermont. Six years previous the family experienced a tragedy that left the three who remain isolated from the rest of the village.
Sebastian is credited as playing Charles Blackwood, a cousin who arrives at the estate for a visit, but his presence is questioned by Merricat and Julian. They distrust him, believing him to be there to take the family’s fortune. He forms a close bond with Constance, who’s naïveté leaves her blind to what it actually is that he is there for.
Having played the antagonist before, I’m looking forward to eventually seeing Sebastian play another character with nefarious motives. Given the plot and the content of the novel, this character is ripe for scenery chewing, which Sebastian is exceedingly good at. You need to only look at his performances in Once Upon a Time and The Covenant to see this!
Anticipated Release Date: Production wrapped in 2016 (two years ago) but there have been very little in the way of updates since then. So your guess is as good as mine.
The Last Full Measure
In The Last Full Measure, a political drama, Sebastian plays Scott Huffman, a Pentagon investigator. Huffman, along with veterans of the 1966 Operation Abilene, attempt to convince congress to award the Medal of Honor to Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger. Pitsenbarger rescued the over 60 Marines who were ambushed in Vietnam, even after the last helicopter left, and continued to do so until he died on the battlefield.
This film boasts an extremely robust and talented cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Bradley Whitford, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Robert Pine, Peter Fonda, and many others.
And of course, Sebastian Stan. But we knew that already. That’s why we’re reading this.
A film in which Sebastian plays the lead is hard to come by. While he often gives stellar and heartfelt performances, he’s usually relegated to a more supporting role. He’s an actor who’s paid his dues for many years now, and I think that this is something that his fanbase has eagerly been waiting for.
Anticipated Release Date: IMDb lists its release date as 2018, but whether or not this comes to fruition remains to be seen. Pictures were posted this year on Instagram of the project being edited, so there’s hope yet! If not 2018 then I imagine we will be seeing it in early 2019.
Entertainment Weekly has already said that this film has potential to be Oscar buzz worthy for Nicole Kidman’s role. Which means for that to happen it will need to come out soon!
Destroyer follows Nicole Kidman’s Erin Bell, an LAPD detective, who as a young cop worked undercover with a notorious gang in the California desert. The leader of that gang has re-emerged, and she must work her way through the remaining gang members and her connections with them in an attempt to reconcile the demons of her past.
Little is known about Sebastian’s role – except that his character’s name is Chris and that he looks like this …
I’m diggin’ that jean vest a lot more than I’m diggin’ that hair.
Anticipated Release Date: December 2018. Fingers crossed this graces our silver screens on schedule!
For whatever reason, the bulk of Sebastian’s completed projects seem to be somewhere in limbo right now. But that’s okay, I’ve been here before (and so have a couple of you, I’m sure). I remember yelling into the series of tubes that is the internet begging for information on when Labyrinth from late 2011 to its eventual release in 2012. Eventually the universe gifted the mini-series to us.
One guarantee is the still yet-to-be-named fourth Avengers film, slated to be released in May 2019. I mean, he’s listed in the as part of the cast, so Bucky Barnes will be there in some shape or form! In what capacity his appearance will be we have no idea as the Russos have been very mum about the whole thing.
May 2019 seems like a long time from now, and I sure could go for some Sebastian Stan content before then!