Two movies currently in pre-production are sequels to two popular franchises and it appears as if they're going to go head-to-head next year over Memorial Day weekend.
The untitled “Fast Five” sequel, “Fast Six,” with Justin Lin returning to direct alongside the cast and crew of Fast Five, is scheduled to open on May 24th, 2013.
As is another popular franchise - “The Hangover Part III.” The continued drunken adventures of Phil, Stu and Alan is also scheduled to be released on May 24th, 2013. That's two huge profile franchise movies in one weekend.
I think what will happen is Universal Studios will move Fast Six to April, where it has dominated the box office its last two appearances. No reason to change that formula and no reason to lose possible ticket sales to The Hangover Part III.
In other release date news, Guillermo del Toro's “Pacific Rim” has been moved from its original May 10th release date to July 12th.
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