Wall Street 2 Pushed Back to September

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 9:41 am,

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Oliver Stone’s sequel film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps has been pushed back from its April 23rd release date, The Hollywood Reporter states.

Wall Street 2‘s new release date is going to be September 24, 2010. The question that now arises is: what does this delay say about the quality of the film (or lack thereof)?

For those who aren’t movie buffs, there are traditionally two months of the calender year that are typically used as dumping grounds for studios to unload their bad films: September and February (January is also questionable). Following that logic, Fox pushing Wall Street 2 back to September would suggest that the film didn’t go over so well – certainly not good enough for April, which has become the “ramp-up month” leading into the start of the summer blockbuster season.

Of course, some may assert that the END of September could be a savvy release date for a film to get a jump-start on the winter “prestige season” – but in the case of Wall Street 2, I ain’t buying it.

Interestingly enough, a lot of us around the blogosphere were pleasantly surprised by the Wall Street 2 teaser trailer and international trailer; they weren’t as bad as expected. However, when I met with buddies of mine who are “Wall Street types” this past week, they were not at all enthused about the film. Go figure.

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Money Never Sleeps picks up years after Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) was jailed for corporate malpractice. Gekko is released and finds himself in a world where greed and corporate malpractice have become the new norm. Shia LaBeouf plays a young trader who is engaged to Gekko’s estranged daughter. Seeing an angle to play, LaBeouf tries to work Gordon for knowledge, while Gordon works the young man for a chance to get closer to his daughter. Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan and Frank Langella co-star.

A lot of people groaned when Stone announced his intention to do this sequel; if this delay until September means what I think it does, then the groaners were right all along.

As stated, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps will now be in theaters on September 24, 2010.

Source: THR

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  1. if you ask me i think they were really scared from the losers.i think losers could be the iron man of 2008.not to mention that week,and two weeks later are much bigger movies(nightmare and iron man 2)

  2. How about “Money Doesn't Care” as a more appropriate tag line. Wait! “Rise of Gekko”; “Pimp My Tie”; “Dude, Where's My Suspenders?” … OK, I'll stop now.

  3. I always fear the FALL (September/October) films that have great trailers; Why?

    ANSWER:

    2006: WICKER MAN (Can it get any worse then this? See Bangkok Dangerous);
    EVERYONE'S HERO (Even I didn't sit all the way thru this one)

    2007: THE SEEKER – Dark Is Rising;
    HEARTBREAK KID;

    2008: BABYLON AD (If I ever hear Diesel talk about a part 2 to this that will be the last time I ever see him);
    BANGKOK DANGEROUS (Possibly the worst Fall release ever);
    MAX PAYNE (Another video game to film tragedy)
    CITY OF EMBER (There was no excuse for this one being bad since the book is good)

    2009: SURROGATE (So much for hopes for another FIFTH ELEMENT Cult Classic)
    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (What? How could this get messed up so badly? Let an 'artist' do it, that’s how)
    GAMER (I cried after this one I was soo disappointed)

    There however were also some good to great films released during these months too like:

    2006: IDIOCRACY (A comedy Classic)
    THE DEPARTED (A drama classic)

    2007: THE GAME PLAN (Great Dad/Daughter film)
    ELIZABETH: The Golden Age (Great period piece; amazing costumes)

    2008: APPALOOSA;
    FLASH OF GENIUS

    2009: 9 (This is the adult themed animated film)
    CLOUDY w/MEATBALLS (great kid friendly film);
    ZOMBIELAND;
    LAW ABIDNING CITIZEN (Almost makes up for that tragedy GAMER; Almost)

    I’d say the rule of Thumb is never see a Nicholas Cage movie that is released during Sept/Oct. Otherwise it’s a crapshoot as to whether it will be good or bad.

    DISCLAIMER: if I do not reply to any follow-up posts please note it is most likely because I am unaware of your reply as DISQUS has disabled my ability to get notifications; or just never enabled them, not yet sure).

  4. I just checked further back and in Fall of 2005 we have yet another BAAADDD Nicholas Cage film, LORD OF WAR.

    What is it with Cage and FALL TIME releases. If he does too many more we may be looking at a new '6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon' oddity except this would be '6 Bad Films to Cage' where within 6 films you can connect any bad movie to Nicholas Cage (LMAO).

    Don't get me wrong I like Cage and really wish he wouldn't do so many of these baaadd films. BUt so long as he does…..

  5. oh no…i personally cant wait for this movie about wall street. I bet its thriller or action. Nothing gets more excited than stock exchange.

  6. My first thought when hearing this was that the timing, a couple weeks before the 2010 elections, was chosen because the film may have a strong political message. Considering Stone's history, I can guess if any blame in the film is assigned to the government it'll be heavily tilted towards one party rather than the other, and an anti-big business message will benefit Democrats who'll need a boogie-man since they've screwed up so much this past year with healthcare.

  7. oh no…i personally cant wait for this movie about wall street. I bet its thriller or action. Nothing gets more excited than stock exchange.

  8. My first thought when hearing this was that the timing, a couple weeks before the 2010 elections, was chosen because the film may have a strong political message. Considering Stone's history, I can guess if any blame in the film is assigned to the government it'll be heavily tilted towards one party rather than the other, and an anti-big business message will benefit Democrats who'll need a boogie-man since they've screwed up so much this past year with healthcare.

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