Green Hornet & Tron Legacy Fight For Release Date

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yogi bear smurfs green hornet tron legacy release dates Green Hornet & Tron Legacy Fight For Release Date

For those of you following the troubled development of Seth Rogen’s upcoming adaption of The Green Hornet, the movie was officially delayed five months from its original summer, 2010 scheduled release to December 17th. According to to the star of the movie, this was a very positive thing as it allowed for more time to finish post production and not rush the film.

Fortunately for moviegoers, the movie is now on the right track and has entered into production as of yesterday. Most of the film’s cast is now locked down with Tom Wilkinson and David Harbour representing the latest additions and we received official confirmations for  Cameron Diaz and Edward James Olmos having roles in the film.

Everything was looking on the up and up… until now. Disney’s moving in to fight for that same release date for their 3D movie, Tron Legacy. But that’s not all, there’s two other films scheduled for that holiday weekend as well…

For The Green Hornet, there’s still one more actor who’s in negotiations – Nicolas Cage, who will reportedly be playing the gangster villain of the film, giving the cast several bankable actors and starpower.

What’s interesting about The Green Hornet’s new release date is that Disney is seemingly moving up the Tron sequel to compete for this spot. The last we heard about the schedule for the Tron Legacy was at their San Diego Comic-Con panel where it was still thought to open sometime in 2011.

Both films are big budget projects that will pump out heavy marketing for themselves so something’s got to give or else they’ll split the holiday crowds.

That’s not all though – Also opening that weekend, the same weekend James Cameron’s Avatar opens this year, are The Smurfs and Yogi Bear, both of which are in 3D. That means the two family movies will have to share the limited amount of 3D-capable screens with Tron Legacy.

At least those two movies are targeted towards different demographics, but wow, that weekend sure will be busy…

Don’t be surprised of Tron Legacy shifts back to 2011.

Can that weekend support the opening of these four films or do you think one of them will move out?

As it stands, The Green Hornet, Tron Legacy, The Smurfs & Yogi Bear all open December 17, 2010.

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  1. Tron wins, hands down, for me. I have no interest in seeing any of those other films.

  2. C’monnn, Smurfs?


  3. I didnt even know there was a Green Hornet movie to begin with…

  4. This is a disaster.
    Somebody has to move out, this is not christmas.
    There our to many movies.

  5. If I had to choose to watch only one, Tron wins by a long shot.

  6. Why does Seth Rogen hate Christmas??? HUMBUG ya Basturd!

  7. What?! Lol, is there really a Yogi Bear film in development? Damn! what’s wrong with this peole? But anyways really, how can any of those films compete with Tron? Who would not choose it? Lol, I feel pity for The Green Hornet. The film has had so much trouble that I can predict it being a big piece of crap. And Nic Cage won’t help it either if he’s really in it…

  8. You’ll either see The Smurfs or Yogi pushed back. Those two movies fall into the same category for me and I doubt we’ll see both compete for the same audience. As much as we hate the idea of certain movies, we have to remember that not every movie is made to appeal the fanboy. SMurfs will be a huge moneymaker because parents always look for something to take every member of the family too including the young ones during the holiday. Just look at how well movies like Jingle All the Way and The Grinch did around Christmas time.

  9. I’m going to go out on a limb and say somebody’s playing with the demographics. If all four are releasing that week you’ll have the Grandparents taking the grandkids to see “Yogi Bear.” If the parents have children to take to the movies, they most likely remember more about the “Smurfs” over Yogi. So when the kids start asking questions, which characters do you feel confident about? Who’s your daddy Boo Boo?

    “The Green Hornet” Vs “Tron 2.” “Tron” looks like the easy choice, but not so fast. Are we under estimating Rogen? I know, the old man has gone off the deep end. He’s losing it, second guessing himself. Think about this though for a minute.

    First of all, there is still some positive feeling about “Pineapple Express.” It won a couple of awards and was nominated for half dozen others. Rogen was nominated for best fight at the 2009 MTV movie awards, as well. Hmm.. “Green Hornet,” that should have plenty of fights in it. Top it off with Rogen’s sudden weight loss his interviews on the talk show circuit and at comic con, does anyone sense underdog? Perhaps even a sleeper film? Granted it has had a rocky start, but one can’t help but sense the pressure to perform and succeed. The Chow man is gone and with it, any idea of a spoof or outright comedy, I hope.

    The public face of Mr. Rogen screams understated to me and that can fool you. This is the kind of dog that even the “Dog Whisperer” keeps both eyes on! Don’t be surprised if we see another adjustment on the release date either. Maybe even a special midnight showing in selected theaters.

    My gut still says “Tron” even if a little part of my mind says, lets see what the first trailers look like.

    Hey El Guapo, got a “Green Hornet” script yet??

  10. Holy poop on a stick! there making both a smurf and a yogi bear movie!