Warner Brothers knows how to keep happy and for that you have to stay out of the rain – you make a shelter. So while they are building their own comfort zone of financial stability they keep their tent up with tentpoles.
And this tent will have a LOT of tentpoles over the next couple years.
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 breakdown goes something like this
December 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes
March 26, 2010 – Clash of the Titans
July 16, 2010 – Inception (Nolan’s next film after Batman)
(Same weekend as Marvel Films’ Thor)
August 6, 2010 – Jonah Hex
December 2010 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
December 17, 2010. – Green Lantern
July 15 2011 –
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
(Same weekend as Marvel Films’ The Avengers)
I was surprised that Sherlock Holmes and Jonah Hex are listed as “tentpoles” but that might be in part of my interest for the films. My opinion on these might change once I see a trailer, but so far neither of these have my interest above casual, though they are both on my radar. I will certainly see them both.
Placing some of these movies in direct competition with others might seem unwise at first, but considering the specific titles, I dont know that Inception will hurt Thor, or vice versa, but I know that come July 2011, I will have one busy weekend at the theaters. I might even bring my kids!
Which of these are you most looking forward to from the Brother’s Warner?