Speculation Episode VII Release Date Discussion

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by ManaByte, Aug 19, 2013.

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  1. jedijax Force Ghost

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    True, but superheros also have a lock on the movie industry, Terminator doesn't. There's no public desire for new Terminator movies and it seems just as effective and necessary as a Robocop reboot.
  2. ManaByte Chosen One

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    The new Terminator isn't a complete reboot, after all Arnold is in it. It's more like a timeline reboot where it's rumored to be set in the 40s/50s where Arnold plays a veteran who protects the Connor family from a Terminator and thus the machines then use his image for the T-800s.
  3. DV75 Chosen One

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    December would really blow for a Star Wars movie.

    It has to be late May IMO.
  4. ManaByte Chosen One

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    Wednesday May 20th.
  5. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    750 million dollar worldwide ain't nothin to sneeze at, son. They already have 3(!) Amazing Spider-Man sequels on the way. Man of Steel didn't even make that much and that's a way bigger lag time between reboots.
  6. mattman8907 Jedi Grand Master

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    haven't all star wars movie been released on a wednesday?
  7. mattman8907 Jedi Grand Master

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    i say they should shoot for a May 20th 2015 release date.
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  8. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Well I'm in for that ....sounds great .....
  9. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    More like shoot for May 27 2015 ....gives it another weeks distance from Avengers 2..............
  10. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Use "Edit". Do not double post. Thank you for your compliance.
  11. Beezer Force Ghost

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    No. Summertime is the best for toys because then you get the initial craziness in April, a little lull, and then the holiday boost.
  12. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    Toy prices no drop-y from April to Dec? Or is Wave 2 on the shelves to keep the prices up?
  13. Beezer Force Ghost

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    +1. I can't believe how many people in here think Star Wars has to adjust to other movies' schedules. If anything it's the other way around.

    What's more likely? The producers of Star Wars say "we sure don't want to compete with The Terminator and Superman" or the producers of those movies are saying "we sure don't want to compete with Star Wars"? I know what I think is more likely.
  14. Beezer Force Ghost

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    Both those things happen, but price drops are not a big deal. You just want to maximize revenue. It's the same reason why blockbusters are released mid-week. You get the initial wave of craziness on a day that doesn't usually sell well, then another bump for the weekend.
  15. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    Star Wars would happily stomp all over the release dates of Terminator and any other franchises but I think a Batman/Superman team-up would even give the Mighty Avengers and Star Wars to get some breathing room. Really, in this whole "crowded Summer 2015 blockbuster", it boils down to Avengers, Star Wars and Superman/Batman (and the last one is really only because Batman is in it)
  16. Beezer Force Ghost

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    It's nothing to sneeze at, but believe it or not it was a disappointment, taking in $140 million less than Spider-Man 3.

    Right now they're saying they have 3 sequels on the way but anything beyond ASM2 can be cancelled in a heartbeat if that movie doesn't do well. The pressure is always on and these things are rarely written in stone.
  17. Beezer Force Ghost

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    I agree 100%, and I think there's plenty of room for all of 'em to maintain their status quo. Avengers to start May, Star Wars takes its usual place at the end of May, and the DC movies have been coming out in June or July so they can stay with that. Everyone else will have to adjust their schedules around the big 3, not vice-versa.
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  18. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    I'm sayin ASM 2 will do great & lead to ASM 3 if only cuz they have the prime opening May slot in 2014 which has generally been crushing the last few years. And I believe there's been a-rumbling's of ASM 2 being flat-out cliffhanger-y. and there's a general trend of sequels to outperform their predecessors. I'm a fan of them anyway cuz it has Spider-Man in it, I dig the director, I think the casting for them have been great, and I am absolutely, totally, 100% in love with Emma Stone with my deepest love for anything ever. So, yeah, more of ASM would be good.
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  19. Beezer Force Ghost

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    Ya I'm saying the 20th because they will want it before Memorial Day, not after.
  20. Beezer Force Ghost

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    Exactly, which is why ASM was considered a disappointment. The first 3 Spider-Man movies finished #1, #2, and #1 in their respective years. ASM was #7 and made the least money out of the 4 - which is especially disappointing consider how the foreign box office has risen significantly over the past decade. Domestically, ASM was an extreme disappointment and the foreign take did not rise anywhere near as much as expected.

    Hey I hope it does well. I really do. And I hope it is a good movie, because it's been about 9 years since they've released what I consider a good Spider-Man movie.
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  21. EHT New Films Manager

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    @Beezer : Please use the EDIT function to add to your posts instead of making multiple back-to-back posts.
  22. Momotaros Force Ghost

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  23. my kind of scum Chosen One

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    Would Warcraft really be much competition, though? I'm asking honestly - it seems like the popularity of the game has been waning for quite some time... I still expect that it will stick to May, but I'm not sure if they would be too worried about Warcraft. Maybe I'm way off base, there.
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  24. ManaByte Chosen One

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    So much for that dumb December rumor. I think Devin Faraci will be on suicide watch soon.
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  25. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    Warcraft still has a huge following and movies that have a LOTR type vibe tend to do very well.
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