Release Dates

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Somewhere, James Cameron is presently working on the classified technology that will allow him to bring to life the top secret storyline of the ever expanding series of Avatar sequels. Avatar the first remains the worldwide box office champion despite the best efforts of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but while there are no less than four Star Wars movies presently on the release calendar, the long-awaited Avatar sequels remain unscheduled and in release date limbo. Or are they? In its most recent round of release date roulette, Twentieth Century Fox seems to be staking out ground for Avatar 2 and other future franchise movies.  (more…)

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It’s not unusual for studios to book real estate on the movie release calendar several years in advanced anymore, and nobody’s helped make that a trend more than Warner Bros. Shortly after establishing a foothold in the expanded universe game with Man of Steel, Warners not only staked a claim to a future release date for the ambitious Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but nearly a dozen other superhero flicks as well, all the way to 2020. Well today you can add two more to the list as a site that tracks these things has just announced that the WB has sent out two more save the dates. (more…)

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The old adage about the three most important things in real estate – “location, location, location” – is perhaps best applied in these modern times to movie release date schedules. Some studios stake a claim to a date two, three, even five years in advanced, and it’s gotten to be such a game, you don’t even have to announce a specific movie along with the release date anymore. In keeping with that new tradition, Twentieth Century Fox is staking claim to two dates in the not-too-distant future, while quietly giving back one date. Sorry Gambit fans, but it looks like you won’t be seeing the X-Men‘s Ragin’ Cajun this coming October after all. (more…)

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These days, it’s not about the star, or the director, or even the project itself, it’s the release date. They say in real estate the three most important things are location, location, location, but usually there’s a house at that location, and not a vague reference to something that might be a house. Or it might be a parking lot or strip mall. Hollywood’s like that. We’re going to buy a piece of land, and build something there. It might be one story, or it might be seven stories. It might be a bungalow, or it might be a nuclear power plant. You know, whatever. The point is we got the land. In that spirit, Universal Pictures is playing musical chairs with their release dates, moving aside some hotly anticipated franchises in order to make room for the next chapter of newer, more valuable pieces. (more…)

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Sony is jumping the gun and placing a lot of faith in their The Amazing Spider-Man franchise: they’ve just announced release dates for the 3rd and 4th films. Yes, you can say that they’re definitely planning ahead.

They’ve got the films spaced about 2 years apart (which is worth noting because the upcoming DC-based films are rumored to be released 1 year apart).  It will be interesting to see whether director Marc Webb will stay on board for all 4 films, given that the schedule probably wouldn’t leave him too much time to pursue any other projects.

Here’s the schedule Sony has set for the upcoming Spidey flicks:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – May 2, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 – June 10, 2016
The Amazing Spider-Man 4 – May 4, 2018

What do you guys think about this move by Sony? They haven’t mentioned anything about the cast or production crew being signed on to complete the film series, but I would assume that’s their next move. This probably also means they have a general idea of where they want to take the stories in the next few films – what storylines would you like to see included?

Hit the jump for the official press release.

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Universal has announced a few of their upcoming films’ release dates, including Kick-Ass 2 which will come to theatres June 28, 2013. Also releasing next year will be Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D on July 19, 2013 and 2 Guns starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington on August 16, 2013.

All right, so next summer is beginning to look a little crowded, particularly for comic book movies. Surprise surprise. Here’s what else we’ve got to look forward to in 2013: Iron Man 3 (May 3), Man of Steel (June 14) and The Wolverine (July 26). Plus, don’t forget Thor 2 is coming out sometime in November. And just like this past summer it appears to be a Marvel heavy one with only one DC contender.

And something that I’m sure is relevant to most of your interests: Jurassic Park in 3D has been given a new release date of  July 19, 2013. I know, I know, it’s a blatant cash grab but I don’t care, it’s JURASSIC PARK, in theatres again! 3D or not, I’m there.

Of all the comic book movies releasing next year, which are you most pumped for? Which could you give a flying fuck about?

Source: Deadline via MTV’s Splash Page

Not that any self respecting nerd cares, but just so y’all know, Paramount Pictures has moved up Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Dark of the Moon two days from Friday, July 1st to Wednesday, June 29th.

Splosions Wednesday night instead of Friday night is no Bay buffoonery. Seemingly pointless to us, those two extra days will give the threequel (I really hate that word) a little more time to position itself as one of the summer highest grossing films. It’s biggest competition is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opens July 15th, those extra 48 hours might give it the push it needs to stand a top the box office mountain. That’s the logic behind it anyway.

Plus Bay is a creature of habit (which explains why all his movies are a the same), he’s done this before.  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was moved from Friday June 26th 2009 to Wednesday June 24th 2009 and the release date of Transformers was moved from July 4th 2007, to one day earlier – July 3rd 2007. Suffice to say, this was expected.

Shift in release notwithstanding, will you, as a fan that has been burnt twice before, go back for thirds? Is there a sense of cautious optimism?

Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters, the action adventure stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro and Leonard Nimoy.

source: deadline

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