Now that Disney has a new chairman in the form of Alan Horn, it’s time to move to more pressing business, like changing the release dates of two anticipated movies.
The first move sees The Lone Ranger getting moved to July 3, 2013, which currently puts it up against Despicable Me 2, and the 3D-ifying of Independence Day 3D. Since we haven’t heard from Paramount, or Sony, and it is unlikely Disney would put a Marvel blockbuster up against one of their own, it’s a pretty good bet Disney made a smart move by locking down that weekend.
Marvel’s expected blockbuster, Thor 2, also got a new release date today, as it gets moved up a week to November 08, 2013 from the previous date of November 22, which would have put it up against The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire Boogaloo.
Since both of these films are over a year away, I doubt there are any serious concerns over the move, except that 2013 can’t get here fast enough.