Universal Pictures Pauses All Theatrical Releases in Russia

Universal joins other major movie studios in refusing to release movies in Russia, citing the crisis in Ukraine.

Universal had two upcoming films slated for release in Russia this spring.

Universal’s Dreamworks studio was set to release “The Bad Guys” on March 24 and “Michael Bay’s Ambulance” on April 7.

Universal said in a statement, “In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Universal Pictures has paused planned theatrical releases in Russia.”

Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Paramount have also already announced their intentions to pause theatrical releases in Russia, indefinitely.

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