New STAR WARS Movies Could Revert To Original May Release Dates

New STAR WARS Movies Could Revert To Original May Release Dates

Disney boss Alan Horn has revealed that the new batch of Star Wars flicks could revert to their original May release dates. That means we'd (potentially) get a Star Wars movie, Captain America 3 and Batman VS. Superman all in the same month in 2016.

In a new interview, Disney Chairman Alan Horn has dropped a few Star Wars updates. He confirms that a second unit has indeed started filming in Abu Dhabi, pretty much also confirming that those snaps we featured last week were from the Star Wars Episode VII set. He also confirms that George Lucas is still a consultant on the first movie, at least. But most interestingly, Horn says that, depending on script readiness, we could actually see the trilogy revert to their original May release dates. That means that a Star Wars film (if Disney/Lucasfilm stick to their "one a year" mandate anyway) could very well open the same month as Marvel's Captain America threequel and Zack Snyder's Batman VS. Superman themed sequel to Man Of Steel. Woah. And speaking of Cap VS. Bats VS. Supes, Horn says that Disney are "struggling" with their decision to hold fast when going up against WB's Man Of Steel sequel..could we see them back down?

You can click on the link below for the rest of the updates from Horn, via Variety's Brett Lang.
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Niklander - 4/22/2014, 8:50 AM
What!?Can that happen!?Jeez this movie must have issues they are rushing it IF this is true
MrCBM56 - 4/22/2014, 8:50 AM
But aren't they filming??
JordanKing - 4/22/2014, 8:50 AM
OH SHIT, son!
JordanKing - 4/22/2014, 8:51 AM
But I thought it was planned for May 2015 not 2016?
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/22/2014, 8:51 AM
Well, that would be an epic May. And a no-money-left May too...
ndwwrestler2 - 4/22/2014, 8:51 AM
I'll see it, no matter when it's released. But I would prefer that they take their time on something like this.
Pigdango - 4/22/2014, 8:52 AM
I don't read it like that necessarily. I took it to mean future installments (8, 9, and the solo movies) would be in May.
Hellsing - 4/22/2014, 8:53 AM
Lol Disney wins that month. Shits not ready so obviously there going to push it back
seyrie - 4/22/2014, 8:54 AM
Just watch..Disney wil move Cap 3 to early April, and move Star Wars to that may date just to f*** with WB
Tuuralihn - 4/22/2014, 8:55 AM
That's a stupid decision on so many levels
RorMachine - 4/22/2014, 8:55 AM
Sorry..I originally wrote that in a slightly confusing way..I meant we'd get the second in the new trilogy along with Cap 3 and BVS in 2016.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/22/2014, 8:56 AM
Marvel and Lucafilm:
Rulk - 4/22/2014, 8:56 AM
Hope they shave Chewy.... and reveal this:

Omarvls - 4/22/2014, 8:58 AM
So they want to sandwich BvS like a bitch
with Cap 3 and SWE7

DC/WB will run like there is no tomorrow
JordanKing - 4/22/2014, 8:58 AM
I'm confused, so Avengers (current May 2015 spot) might be getting moved?
BANEofExistence - 4/22/2014, 8:59 AM
May 2015 or May 2016? If its May 2016 thatll be literally the greatest month in movie history!

Superman/ Batman
Captain America 3
X-Men Apocalypse
Star Wars VII
ndwwrestler2 - 4/22/2014, 8:59 AM
Star Wars 8 in May 2016? Look! I know that cash smells good, but sometimes when we make cookies, we have to wait for them to be ready...
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 8:59 AM
I think its Star Wars 7 in May 2015 and Star Wars 8 in May 2016. I guess they are going to shoot them back to back like the Hobbit films. I'm all for it.
MrSotoMan - 4/22/2014, 9:00 AM
Pigdango - 4/22/2014, 9:01 AM
@Ror the "second" Star Wars movie to be released by Disney will be the first solo movie. I think he was clarifying that just because they pushed Episode VII back to December doesn't mean they'll stay in December.

So the schedule would be:
December 2015: Episode VII
May 2016: Solo movie 1
May 2017: Episode VIII
May 2018: Solo movie 2
May 2019: Episode IX
May 2020: Solo movie 3

That being said I would not be surprised to actually see Solo movie 1 be released in May 2017 with everything following from there.
MexicanSexyman - 4/22/2014, 9:02 AM
I dought the second Starwars film comes out in 2016, unless they film the trilogy back to back. 2017 for Starwars Episode 8 is most likely and not 2016.
Omarvls - 4/22/2014, 9:02 AM
I always tought Dec release month for Star Wars was a bad idea

Marvel vs Lucasfilm on future May releases

Who will Daddy Mickey pick
Viltrumite - 4/22/2014, 9:02 AM
Read what it says: this has nothing to do with Episode VII's release date; this pertains to future films being released in the traditional May slot as opposed to keeping them as December releases from here on out.
McNyagano - 4/22/2014, 9:03 AM
If this happens then bye bye Batman vs Superman. Marvel will move Cap 3 in April and Disney will put a Star Wars film on that May 6th date xD Dis gonna be good;) Meanwhile at Disney/Lucas Film Studios...

Omarvls - 4/22/2014, 9:03 AM
If it's true I see
Cap 3 moving to an April date
and letting SW take May 6 2016

Your move DC/WB
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 9:05 AM
If you think about it, this does make sense. Disney can capitalize on two summer blockbusters. Also Star Wars 7 was originally planned for the summer so maybe they realized that they would have enough time after all. JJ had to rewrite the first draft of the script when that other screenwriter left the project. So with Avengers just beginning shooting which is just as big of a film they should have plenty of time to get SW7 out for a May release Date.
antbwan - 4/22/2014, 9:05 AM
Horn means Episode VIII and 9 to May not Episode VII!
MexicanSexyman - 4/22/2014, 9:06 AM
@ndwwrestler2, Ror is just speculating. You are sounding like Disney came out and said Starwars 8 comes out in 2016.
McNyagano - 4/22/2014, 9:06 AM
Also The Avengers 2 is debuting in May 2015 as well. Is Disney now butting heads with Marvel Studios. Surely those Avengers 2 and ST: VII films would want to stay out of each other's way.
Omarvls - 4/22/2014, 9:07 AM
There is no way

King Mickey releases SWE7 on the same month as Age of Ultron in 2015
They are talking about 2016 for SWE7
MrCBM56 - 4/22/2014, 9:07 AM
I hate to say it, but BvS could dominate Star Wars at the BO.
cipher - 4/22/2014, 9:08 AM
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 9:08 AM

Disney Distributes both of those properties.
Pigdango - 4/22/2014, 9:09 AM
I think the way it plays out with Cap3 and BvS is Marvel moves Cap to March or April as others have said and then puts Star Wars Solo 1 in 5/13 or 5/20. Nothing in either of those spots right now.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/22/2014, 9:09 AM
@TheMexicanSupermandudewithreallylongusername You're right, It's just kind of scary thought though.
MrBatmor - 4/22/2014, 9:10 AM
Star wars would dominate bvs !! At least that's what i hope...
MrSotoMan - 4/22/2014, 9:10 AM
I'm so confused, you say in the tagline that this could open back to the same date May 2015, but is it in 2016 or May 2015?

You mentioned it being reverted to that date? Highly confused Ror! Please clarify for me?
charlie2094 - 4/22/2014, 9:10 AM
To me this sounds like for future films, "depending on screenplay readiness". They've already finished the one for Episode VII, sure this is talking about future films in the series, going back to May releases...

McNyagano - 4/22/2014, 9:11 AM

Yeah but they also want to maximise profits for both films. They should stay out of each other's way. Star Wars VII should move to June of July imo.
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 9:12 AM

I agree. They have a much better chance of maximizing profits if they stick to their release dates.
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