Fans of Warner Brothers films are going to have to update their movie going calendars as ‘Green Lantern Corps‘, ‘Godzilla 2‘, and ‘Godzilla vs. Kong‘ have all been given new release dates. While this might put these films up against less competition, schedule changes have historically been seen as a bad thing for any movie in progress. Thankfully they were already so far out that this shouldn’t cause any concern for budgets on the marketing end of things which is often what will kill a movie’s chances of making money on the big screen.
We’ll start with the latest movie to be in DC’s Cinematic Universe as the green animated suits of the ‘Green Lantern Corps’ are being pushed back from June 19th, 2020 to July 24th, 2020. It isn’t a huge delay but with fans of the character quite likely not seeing him be introduced in the ‘Justice League’ movies, even a month can be painful. Of course, if DC’s movies keep “losing money” like ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ apparently did, by the time they get around to shooting this one it could be shelved indefinitely. The new date has the movie being released just two weeks after a mystery Marvel Studios movie.
If this ends up being one of Marvel’s larger characters or surprise hits like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ it could make a corpse out of the Corps which could have them end up dead on arrival.
Next up is the two giant creature features that the studio has in store for us. ‘Godzilla 2’ is moving from June 8th, 2018 to March 22nd, 2019. A smart move as now it no longer will be going head to head against ‘Transformers 6’ as we’re not sure if the King of the Kaiju would be able to take down the Autobots and Decepticons at the box office. Sadly, though, it means we’ll be waiting that much longer until we see him return to theaters!
Secondly, the big crossover that we’re all excited about is ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ has been given a release date of May 29th, 2020. While a Marvel Studios film will be opening early in May it should be far enough off to not kill ticket sales on the bout we’ve all been waiting for.
Do you think Warner Brothers is making the right move on pushing these movies back to have less competition or should they be strong enough to stand on their own? Share your thoughts below!
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