We’re unlikely to get some official Guardians of the Galaxy word until Comic-Con kicks off next week — if you’re going to announce it yourself, there’s no better place — but Marvel has added more fuel to the rumor fire themselves. At BoxOfficeMojo, it’s noted that their still-untitled feature has been moved from May 16th, 2014, to August 1st of the same year.
An innocuous decision, in some respects, but /Film theorizes that, in making such a move, the studio’s making a couple of financial strategies about how the film actually performs. With a season that’s currently occupied by another Spider-Man and Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse, just how much of a guarantee is some space opera centered on mostly unknown characters? But, when the multiplexes aren’t nearly as crowded, people might be more willing to spring money on a slightly out-there superhero film.
We, of course, don’t really know if this is happening — maybe they’re really just planning the animated Big Hero 6, or something — but just about everyone with enough care to dig into details thinks this is what’s going down. Again: We’ll probably have the truth in a week.
Do you think Guardians is coming in 2014? Is that a big hope of yours?
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Michael Snydel and Bill Graham. First, we discuss the death of director Jonathan Demme. Then, we talk about the anime film Your Name. by Makoto Shinkai. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream download (right-click and save as…). […]
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