‘The Wandering Earth’: Netflix Movie Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer & China’s 2nd Highest Grossing Film


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April has already been a very solid month for new releases on Netflix. One such title we’ve been highly anticipating this month is the release of the Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth. Already one of the biggest films of 2019, The Wandering Earth will be a marvelous spectacle. Here’s everything we know on The Wandering Earth, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

The Wandering Earth is an upcoming Netflix Sci-Fi Film directed by Frant Gwo. Already becoming one of the most successful Chinese films of all time, Netflix’s acquisition of The Wandering Earth is huge for the streaming service as Netflix continues to expand its influence into the global market. On a budget of $50 Million, The Wandering Earth has already grossed an immense amount of money, becoming the 2nd highest-grossing Chinese film of all time.

What is the plot of The Wandering Earth?

In the distant future, the looming threat of the Sun becoming a red giant, force the nations of Earth to form a United Earth Government. In the hope of finding a new home, the world government enacts a plan to send the Earth to the Alpha Centauri system. Giant fusion-powered thrusters are created to propel the Earth outside of the Sun’s gravitational field, but with the Earth’s rotation stopped, Billions die from the catastrophic waves.

As the Earth gets further away from the Sun, the drop in the Earth’s temperature causes humanity to build underground cities built next to the fusion-powered thrusters. Seventeen years into the 2,500-year journey, the world government intends to use Jupiter’s gravity to assist them in thrusting them further toward their goal. But when the gravity spikes from Jupiter cause Earth’s chaos, many thrusters are disabled. It’s a race against time as humanity must stop the Earth from crashing into Jupiter.

Who is in the cast of The Wandering Earth?

Role Cast Member Where have I seen/heard them before?
Liu Peiqiang Jing Wu Wolf Warrior | Wolf Warrior 2 | The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Liu Qi Chuxiao Qu Mei Zhe Wu Jiang | Father and Son | Oh Boy!
Wang Lei Guangjie Li And the Spring Comes | Peace Hotel | Drug War
Han Ziang Man-Tat Ng Shaolin Soccer | A Moment of Romance | All for the Winner
Han Duoduo Jin Mai Jaho Go Brother! | Balala the Fairies: The Magic Trial | A Love for Separation
Tim Mike Kai Sui Women Who Flirt |The House That Never Dies: Awakening | My Old Classmate
Zhang Xiaoqiang Hongchen Li The Insanity | Operation Moscow | 1931 Love Story
Zhou Qian Jingjing Qu Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon | Medical Examiner Dr. Qin | Once Upon a Time in the Northeast
Li Yiyi Yichi Zhang Accidental Relationship | Youth Assemble
He Lianke Haoyu Yang The Ditch | The Rise of the Phoenixes | Young Love Host
Zhao Zhigang Zhigang Jiang My Old Classmate | Crazy Stone | Buxiude Shiguang


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What were the Box Office numbers for The Wandering Earth?

The China Film Group Corporation struck gold with the release of The Wandering Earth. Having released in China over the holiday period in its first six days grossing $289 Million. The film did have a limited release in the US and Canada which made a further $7.4 Million. After two months since The Wandering Earth released, it has grossed over $700 Million, making it the second highest grossing Chinese film of all time.

What is the run time for The Wandering Earth?

The official run time for The Wandering Earth is 125 Minutes.

Is there a trailer for The Wandering Earth?

With the film having been released in mainland China first, a trailer has been available for many months.

When is the Netflix release date for The Wandering Earth?

The Wandering Earth will be available to stream on the 30th of April, 2019, in most regions of Netflix, including the United Kingdom.

For those in the United States, The Wandering Earth won’t be available until May 5th to stream.

Will The Wandering Earth be streaming in my region?

Yes! Every region with Netflix will be able to stream The Wandering Earth.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.