Green Lantern Moved Back to 2011


According to the folks at Box Office Mojo, Warner Bros. has decided to move around several released date this week, most notably the target date for their next DC Comics endeavor, The Green Lantern.

Even though casting rumors continue to swirl rapidly around the Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) directed film, WB has decided to move the film’s target date back from its original release date of December 17, 2010 to a new date of June 17, 2011. There is no word as to whether this will affect plans to shoot in Australia in September of this year. Ultimately I can see two reasons why they might do such a thing, one being that they may be looking at Campbell’s project and seeing that this could be a better fit as a summer film. And secondly, they could be looking to add post-production time to give the director enough time to work out all of the effects, as we can be almost certain that this film will be effects-heavy.

Warner Bros. didn’t stop with Green Lantern though, they also gave Campbell’s next movie, the Mel Gibson led Edge of Darkness, its official release date of January 29, 2010.

The also shuffled Zack Snyder’s next project, Sucker Punch, from October 2010 to March 25, 2011 and announced that George Miller’s animated sequel Happy Feet 2 in 3D will hit theaters on November 18, 2011. The also added an interesting project to their list — one that we had not heard of until now — a Harold and Kumar adventure known as A Harold and Kumar Christmas was given a November 5, 2010 release date.

Yes, you read that right — A Harold and Kumar Christmas.

Meditate on that.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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