WB Sets Lots of New Release Dates!

The folks over at Warner Bros. have been keeping busy in the last 24 hours setting new release dates for all of their upcoming tentpole and franchise pictures for 2010 and beyond according to Exhibitor Relations.

The biggest one is the finale to J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II scheduled to hit theaters on July 15, 2011, roughly eight months after Part I. At this point, it looks to be going up against Marvel Studios’ anticipated superhero supergroup The Avengers.

Two of Warner Bros.’ comic book based projects set for 2010 also have been given release dates with DC Comics’ Western character Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin, getting a release date of August 6, 2010, and Martin Campbell’s take on the DC superhero Green Lantern set for release on December 17, 2010.

Two Warner Bros. directors have had the dates set for their next projects with Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Inception set for a July 16, 2010 release, the same date as Marvel Studios’ Thor, and Zack Snyder’s recently announced thriller Sucker Punch going for October 8 next year.

Louis (The Incredible Hulk) Letterier’s version of the epic Clash of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington, has been set for March 26, 2010.

Lastly, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, will now open on Christmas Day rather than in November.