Well, I'm not to shocked. I've heard of movies being slotted for release in advance even before the initial, like Harry Potter, work for them. Still, I don't exactly buy the reasoning but understand it. Sorta.
Also set for release in that year.
Originally posted by Variety.com Summer 2011 kicks off with the May 6 release of Sony's "Spider-Man 4."
"Thor" "The First Avenger: Captain America" "The Time Traveler's Wife" "Final Destination: Death Trip 3D"
After Paramount raised eyebrows on Monday by announcing a July 1, 2011 release date for Transformers 3 before it was even officially greenlighted, director Michael Bay quickly dashed off a note on his blog insisting that "Paramount made a mistake." Bay acknowledged that Paramount executives had phoned him about releasing the film on the July 4th holiday weekend but that he thought they were referring to 2012. "Whoops, not 2011," he wrote. "That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots." Paramount did not immediately respond, and it was not clear whether executives would be willing to wait another three years for the next Transformers sequel. The first sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, is due to be released on June 24.
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"I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office." — George W. Bush - June 26, 2008, during a Rose Garden news briefing.
Oh sure, Johnny Depp looks and acts like an actual person and it's based on a Hunter S. Thompson novel, but they should have just gone ahead and called it Pirates of the Caribbean 5. It's basically what this was.