According to Entertainment News, Sony put out a statement on Friday claiming they were forced to cancel the Christmas release of The Interview and that the theater owners themselves were the ones that refused to show it. They also said that anyone who wants to see the film will hopefully get to do so. Part of their press release said
"Let us be clear, the only decision that we have ever made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day in theaters, after the theater owners declined to show it. Without theaters, we could not release it in theaters on Christmas Day. We had no choice. After that Decision, we immediately began actively surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform. It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so."
So as far as it seems, we all may just get a chance to see The Interview after all but just at the time and choosing of Sony. If they end up even doing so.
They also push all the blame onto the theaters themselves, which I found odd because it seemed like a lot of places wanted to play it like the places that tried to play Team America and ended up getting the kibosh on that as well.
It's important to note also that Sony did just get a new public image by ways of Judy Smith (Who Kerry Washington's character Olivia Pope from Scandal is inspired by) who has handled some serious image damaged celebrities and athletes like Michael Vick.
Either way for now it seems like the whole thing is on hold but this is the first piece of good news that I found for people looking to see The interview. Hopefully anyone who wants to see it actually gets to as that was the cause for all the uproar in the first place.