If you were looking forward to finally seeing that long-awaited sequel to “300,” well, you’re going to be waiting longer. Warner Brothers is shuffling the decks with two of its big properties.
“300: Rise of An Empire” is being moved from August 2nd to March 7, 2014. Warner Brothers President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, said:
“Moving ’300: Rise of an Empire’ to March 7 continues in the tradition of the first ’300,’ and kicks off the Spring movie-going season in epic style. The film is on track to become all that audiences have come to expect from the franchise.”
The original “300″ was also released in March, and was one of the first movies to prove the viability of that month for opening big movies. It should also be noted that this August is unusually crowded with big name movies and this date shift gets “300: Rise of An Empire” away from “Two Guns” with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and puts it up agains, well, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”
Meanwhile, WB is taking Tom Cruise’s “All You Need Is Kill” out of its March 7, 2014, spot and moving it to June 6, 2014. It will open internationally on May 30, to get ahead of World Cup mania everywhere but in the US; considering how much bigger a star Tom Cruise is around the world vs in America, that’s a huge deal.
So stay alert, schedule changes are always with us…