Warner Bros. has updated their release calendar, shifting the release date of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and announcing new dates for 300: Battle of Artemisia (which is rumored to soon receive a new title) and The Hangover Part III.
Pacific Rim, originally slated for May 10, 2013, will be released on July 12, 2013, putting it up against Columbia Pictures’ Grown Ups 2.
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff and Ron Perlman, Pacific Rim arrives from a science fiction treatment by Travis Beacham and sees a future Earth defending itself from attacking creatures.
The 300 sequel, directed by Noam Murro and slated to star Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton and Jamie Blackley, will hit theaters on August 2, 2013, opening opposite Columbia Pictures’ Smurfs 2 and Dean Parisot’s RED 2.
The Hangover Part III, meanwhile, is dated for May 24, 2013, a date currently held by 20th Century Fox’s Leaf Men and Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious 6 as well.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has sent out a press release to officially announce The Hangover Part III and are reiterating that it will be the final part of a trilogy. Details are as follows:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are reteaming with Todd Phillips for The Hangover Part III, the third installment in the record-breaking comedy franchise, which is slated for release on
May 24, 2013. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
The Hangover Part III will star Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, who will reprise the roles of Phil, Stu and Alan, collectively known to moviegoers as the Wolfpack. In the previous two films, the three friends attempts to plan a celebration have resulted in disaster for them, but led to a combined billion-dollar success at the worldwide box office.
In making the announcement, Robinov stated, We are extremely pleased to have Todd Phillips and the guys back together again for another Hangover, and we look forward to collaborating with them on another great movie.
Phillips said, Im so excited to embark on another Hangover film with Bradley, Ed and Zach. Were going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned. It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions.
Phillips is writing the screenplay with Craig Mazin, who also collaborated with him on the screenplay for The Hangover Part II. Phillips is again producing the film under his Green Hat Films banner, together with Dan Goldberg. Thomas Tull and Scott Budnick will serve as executive producers.
Production on the film is projected to begin in September 2012.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, The Hangover Part III will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.