Green Lantern & Sucker Punch Pushed To 2011

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 4:25 pm,

Delays, delays and more delays!

Two movies we’ve been hearing quite a bit of updates about in recent times are being pushed back from next year into 2011. These two movies are Green Lantern and Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.

A few weeks back, Screen Rant reported on the hefty $150 million budget that was being allocated by Warner Brothers for the production of Green Lantern. In that article, Screen Rant writer Kofi discussed the strange December release date for the Green Lantern movie that was set to open in December of 2010 and hoped that we wouldn’t get close to that date and see it mysteriously get pushed back to the following summer (a la Harry Potter 6).

Well, three weeks later it happened and now Green Lantern is scheduled to open June 17, 2011. It will share the summer with several Marvel superheroes from upcoming Thor and Captain America movies as well as Sony’s Spider-Man 4. That’s assuming we don’t see even more delays.

As for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, much of the news we’ve been hearing lately has to do with some lead actresses dropping out of the movie. Perhaps that has something to do with the delay as now, instead of an October 8, 2010 release, Sucker Punch will hit theaters March 25 2011.

Interestingly enough, back in February, Screen Rant master Vic discussed many of the upcoming WB movies and pondered which movies would be delayed. Both Sucker Punch and Green Lantern were on that list and now both are being delayed – what a surprise!.

What do you think about waiting many more months for the releases of these two movies?

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  1. sick of delays

  2. Have you guys heard what day the Green Lantern got pushed back to. July 17th. DC is a bunch of @$$#0!E$ for putting it on the same release date as Thor. What movie do you think people want to go see. Someone who’s weakness is the color Yellow, or a stepping stone movie leading up to one of the most anticipated Super Hero movies of all time with all of our favorites in it. Ill be giving my money to Thor and Sneaking into Green Lantern!

  3. Sorry, I meant June 17th, I got carried away with Anger over DC always moving their movies to mess with Marvel.

  4. Drew,

    If thats true then we should expect the film to get delayed…..again

  5. I believe that pushing the Green Lantern movie back to a summer release is a good idea. Personally I just cannot imagine seeing a big budget superhero movie coming out around Christmas. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.

  6. First get your script, cast and director in order, then talk release dates.
    I know why you want to put down release dates, its a deadline and a way to quickly capatilize on a craze–comic book films–but like I said, first make sure everything is in order than a rushed production.

  7. @ SK-47,

    I wish it worked like that but a release date gets the peoples talking and shows that they are serious about the project.

  8. @Rob, Yeah that is true as well. But also, its a double-edge sword. You get people talking about the project with a set release date, but then comes the other side.

    Martin Campbell so far has not let the audience down. Zorro, Casino Royale, even Beyond Borders–that is a great film! Clive Owen & Angelina! I think thats the film that got Angelina into her humanitarian faze

  9. Honestly, I don’t mind that much that the Green Lantern movie is being pushed back a year because it is better than for the filmmakers to rush to get it done. I just want the movie to be good and have the perfect cast. The perfect Green Lantern would be actor Sam Witwer, he fits the part perfectly. Read my petition, after you hear my reasons I am positive that you will all agree. Please sign:

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Sam-Witwer-the-perfect-green-lantern

  10. seriously, is this another one of DC’s “were gana screw with Marvel” as much as we can? i mean sure more time= better movie. 2010, thats more then enough time!

  11. The more the merrier. You might be right. While Iron Man and TDK weren’t hurt by opening close to each other, it may have hurt sales for the incredible Hulk. Maybe just speculation.

  12. Update:

    Shawn Roberts rumored to be a leading candidate to play Hal Jordan:
    http://screenrant.com/green-lantern-rumor-shawn-roberts-rob-7774/