With no lead officially cast in Martin (Casino Royale) Campbell’s take on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern, Warner Bros. has decided to push the Emerald Knight’s big screen debut back six months to June 17, 2011 from its original scheduled date of December 17, 2010. No word whether this will affect the plans to start shooting in Australia in September or whether the move is to give Campbell more time for post-production and special FX.
At the same time, Campbell’s next film, the Mel Gibson-starrer Edge of Darkness, has been given a January 29, 2010 release date by Warner Bros.
The studio has also moved Zack Snyder’s next live action film Sucker Punch! from October ’10 back to March 25, 2011, and announced a November 18, 2011 release date for George Miller’s sequel to the Oscar-winning Happy Feet, simply called Happy Feet 2 in 3D. (That’s almost five years to the date after the release of the original movie.)
Lastly, the third buddy comedy movie teaming the pot-smoking characters made famous by John Cho and Kal Penn has also been given a title and a release date, as New Line will be releasing A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas on November 5, 2010, just in time for the holidays.