Box Office Mojo has the latest scoop on a few release dates for some big projects over at Warner Bros that are slated for 2013 release. The first one is the heavily-discussed finale to Todd Phillips‘ Hangover series. The Hangover Part III is slotted for release on May 24th, 2013. That’s only a few days earlier than when The Hangover Part II came out last year, on May 26th.
Phillips has promised that the third and final film will be drastically different than the previous two outings, with a possible death of a main character. I never cared for the first film and I thought the second one was garbage, but despite my better judgment I am completely fine with a third film as long as they stay true to their promises on making a darker and different film than the last 2.
The second major film that now has an official release date is the untitled 300 sequel. It will be released on August 2nd, 2013. Note that not a single cast member is attached to the film. There’s only the release date and the fact that it’s a sequel to the popular 300 film directed by Zack Snyder. There’s lots of talk about the film following the character of Xerxes, but nothing is concrete. I could personally do without a 300 sequel or spinoff, but I’m mostly surprised that it’s taken WB so long to get this thing going.
Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, starring Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie Hunnam, is being pushed back from its previously announced release date of May 10th, 2013 to July 12th, 2013. This can be seen as a positive thing, because the film will now be squaring off with other major blockbusters in the dead heat of summer. Does WB really like what they’ve seen so far to push the film into a prime summer slot or are they simply shuffling it around to make room for The Hangover Part III?