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Everyday WB Is Shufflin': Release Date Swaps For Hobbit & Superman?

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Release dates can make or break a movie. Studios congregate in their respective war rooms and strategize for the ideal release date for their particular films. Chinese food is ordered, profanities are bounced around the room, and grown men cry, until a decision is agreed upon. Not uncommon after such trials and tribulations the studio turns around and changes the release dates for one reason or another. They call it Hollyweird for a reason.

For The Brothers Warner in 2008 it was the WGA strike and the success of the previous Harry Potter film during the summer movie season, their new found love-affair with the mid/late July slot coming off the hugeness that was The Dark Knight (You might have heard about it) and need to fill in a release-date pot hole that allowed for the brain trust to move Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince from November 21st, 2008 to Summer 2009. When a big tentpole such as Potter is moved, other films from the same studio also have to be shuffled around. In addition, rival studios may react to the check with a checkmate of their own.

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Crazay3217d ago

I would seriously love for this to happen. I'm way more interested and excited for Superman.

DarkBlood3217d ago

superman before the end of the world :P YEEEES lol

Crazay3216d ago

I was more then a little bummed out when the movie was moved from 2012 to 2013. Why take so long to release it. They're pretty well wrapped up principal photography by now and that gives them 12 more months to tighten things up visually.

StarWarsFan3217d ago

I think The Hobbit will stay in December.

Crazay3216d ago

Not if Peter Jackson doesn't want it to stay there it won't.

darklordzor3216d ago

I believe Jackson was the one who wanted to fast-track the movies and set those dates to begin with.

darklordzor3216d ago

Well, the official word has come down from WB...this is not true. My rep said these reports are totally false and "Contrary to inaccurate reports - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is being released on December 14, 2012."

Several other sites have updated with this info too.

Honestly I wouldn't be surprised to see Man of Steel move up, but I wouldn't think it'd be that far up.

MinimeJer053216d ago

What was the original story? They updated it and I'm just curious to know what the release shuffle was.

aDDicteD3209d ago

nice,, both are big titles and i cant wait for it,,