One of the more questionable movies of the summer was Noam Murro‘s 300: Rise of an Empire. The sequel to Zack Snyder‘s highly successful comic book adaptation hasn’t even showed off a trailer, yet it was originally scheduled for release this August. I kind of knew in the back of my mind that they’d push it back, because there’s no real reason why you’d squeeze something as pointless as this in the tail end of the summer movie season.
WB has confirmed that the movie has been pushed back from August 2nd to March 4th, 2014.
Pushing back movies this far is growing more and more common in today’s world, with big blockbusters shifting dates on the fly. This new release is much more appropriate for the film, because Snyder’s original opened in the same time frame. There’s no doubt that WB is simply trying to find a quiet moment to sweep this one under the rug, while also making a penny or two.
Also, the Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi action film All You Need Is Kill has been shifted from March 7th of 2014 to June 6th, which is a much more appropriate summer opener slot.