I have to say, I sort of saw this coming. No, really. Scheduling “300: Rise of an Empire” for August 2nd of this year was way too optimistic, especially when the first time we’ve seen anything from the film was about a month ago. And we haven’t even sniffed a trailer for the sequel yet. You also gotta figure that a film like this will require extensive post-production work.
So it’s no surprise to me that Warner Bros. is officially moving “300: Rise of an Empire” from an August 2013 date to March 7, 2014. That’s about 5 extra months for director Noam Murro to get things where he and the studio wants/needs them.
March 7, 2014 also means the only thing standing in “300’s” way of box office domination is an animated movie from Fox called “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”. Yeah, I’ve never heard of it, either.
Besides moving the “300” sequel back, Warner Bros. has also officially delayed Doug Liman’s Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi actioner “All You Need is Kill” for three extra months. Now instead of a March 14, 2014 bow (“300: Rise of an Empire’s” new date), “Kill” will bow 3 months later on June 6, 2014, which would pit it against the Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot.
Mark your calenders, kids.
Via : Box Office Mojo