Disney, kindly, has shifted two of their biggest projects of the year, namely Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales, and Ant-Man. Maybe due to 2015 being far too competitive to cope with, or due to some production problems, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has get kicked out of the lucrative mid summer release date. It was previously slated to be released a week after the Independance Day sequel and the Illumination Entertainment Untitled Project, while a week after comes the anticipated team-up of Superman and Batman. The estimated release date given was 2016, which shows that studios might be reconsidering their options in releasing high-profile films in that year now, especially since each film cannot hit their fullest potential with too much competition floating around.
Ant-Man, meanwhile, is shifting to an earlier release date, most likely due to the fact that it has two films to battle with on it’s original release date, one including the next 007 film. It has shifted the film to July 31st 2015, which is two weeks after the Superman and Batman team-up releases. This date pits it up against Tim Burton’s Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars. The worrying thing is that, this film now has to face off not only one film, but almost every film to summer has seen to that juncture, since all the films would have made the audience look tired. This shift, perhaps, might be to capitalise on Avengers 2’s obvious success, and to replace Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to be the studio’s July offering.That’s all for Disney’s release date shifts, be sure to check back on some more release date shifts, as soon as we receive it.